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Retail Sales Hold Steady in March as Price Growth Masks Falling Retail Volumes

As restrictions were lifted spending patterns continued to adjust. Unencumbered by restrictions consumers are seizing the opportunity to redirect spending towards services including hospitality, recreation and travel. The rising cost of living will force households to devote a higher share of expenditure towards essential items such as energy and food.

Quick Take  |  2-min read
May 26, 2022
Focus Area—Canadian Economics

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Medical Imaging Equipment in Canada 2022: Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities

Canada lags behind other developed nations in health system investment in healthcare capital, strategies to stabilize capital investment, innovative capital financing tools, and capital planning and allocation. For the last two decades, methods to track the status of MI equipment have focused largely on the age and density of machinery per population catchment area.

Issue briefing  |  16-min read
May 25, 2022
Focus Area—Health

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Canadian Human Resources Metrics Benchmarking

Build and refine your Human Resources (HR) practices for managing your teams. Understand the current business environment, and know what’s changing. Our data from across Canadian industries and regions will help you see where you excel and where you can grow.

Online experience  |  8-min read
May 18, 2022
Focus Area—Human Resources

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Parallel Paths, Unique Challenges

Entrepreneurship has long been seen as one of the main wellsprings of economic growth and national prosperity. Yet new business ventures today are still much more likely to be led by men than by women. Understanding why differences in participation persist in this area is critical to devising better policies. A stronger understanding is also an important means of educating financial professionals on the approaches taken by men and women so that access to capital is not skewed by misperceptions or bias.

Impact paper  |  27-min read
March 30, 2022
Focus Area—Inclusion

Future Skills Centre Research

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Career Able: Job Transitions for Canadians With Disabilities

Everyone needs career options, including people with disabilities. The Conference Board of Canada, on behalf of the Future Skills Centre, is leading a study to support the job transitions of people with disabilities. The study aims to promote labour market retention and career mobility for this equity-deserving group.

Online experience  |  8-min read
May 16, 2022
Focus Area—Inclusion
Partner—Future Skills Centre

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Digital Skills for a Future-Ready World

Our world has become more and more digital in recent decades. Prior to the pandemic, the pace of digitalization was consistently increasing with the non-stop introduction of new digital tools and technologies. The pandemic hit, and that pace accelerated even more.

Online experience  |  8-min read
May 11, 2022
Focus Area—Education & Skills
Partner—Future Skills Centre

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Finance and Management Skills for Economic Reconciliation

To shape Canada’s economy in partnership with Indigenous people, we need to understand how a dynamic new generation of Indigenous professionals can take the lead in managing their communities’ unique corporate services. Indigenous skilled labour is critical to realizing a new vision of economic reconciliation where First Nations, Métis, and Inuit communities control their economic futures.

Online experience  |  8-min read
April 27, 2022
Focus Area—Indigenous & Northern Communities
Partner—Future Skills Centre

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Bridging the Gap Between Identity and Social and Emotional Skills

According to previous work by The Conference Board of Canada, the changing nature of work is increasing the demand not only for technical skills, but also for social and emotional skills (SES). SES are associated with employability and include skills like leadership, cultural competence, active listening, problem-solving, resiliency, collaboration, and communication.

Issue briefing  |  9-min read
April 13, 2022
Focus Area—Eudcation & Skills
Partner—Future Skills Centre