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Consumers Feel the Pinch of Higher Prices

With inflation the highest since January 1991, affordability remains a key concern for consumers. In addition, the re-opening of the hard-hit hospitality sector will likely exacerbate the current inflation fire with increased travel numbers. This is excellent news for businesses that were hit hard during the pandemic but makes sharper price growth within this sector highly likely, especially when coupled with a strong labour market, higher commodity prices, and supply chain disruptions.

Quick Take  |  3-min read
May 20, 2022
Focus Area—Canadian Economics

Recovery Proceeding Across the Country but Risks Remain: Major City Insights

Despite the rise in case counts from both the Omicron and BA.2 variants early in 2022, most Canadian cities have already seen restrictions loosened or dropped. We expect this to aid in the continued recovery of CMA economies across the country this year. It’s especially good news for the travel and tourism markets in each region, which so far have lagged most other industries in returning to their pre-pandemic levels.

Online experience  |  8-min read
May 20, 2022
Focus Area—Canadian Economics

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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