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Employment Flat in July as Momentum in the Labour Market Fades

Seeking to bring inflation down the Bank of Canada is raising interest rates. By reducing demand in the economy, higher interest rates are deflationary. As demand for goods and services weakens, hiring among firms is expected to slow. Historically, cycles of tightening monetary policy are associated with a rise in the unemployment rate.

Quick take  |  2-min read
August 5, 2022
Focus Area—Canadian Economics

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Setting the Stage: The Status of Value-Based Procurement in Canada

Value-based procurement of health technologies and services is an advanced approach to procurement at the system or organizational level. In contrast to the traditional focus on lowest acquisition price or short-term savings, VBP looks at the overall value of a product or solution in terms of its ability to improve patient outcomes and experiences from healthcare interactions.

Issue briefing  |  10-min read
August 5, 2022
Focus Area—Health

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Canadian Human Resources Metrics Benchmarking

Build and refine your Human Resources 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
July 27, 2022
Focus Area—Human Resources

Aligning Fragments for a Circular Plastics Economy

Canada is committed to a life-cycle approach in eliminating plastic pollution—from production to end of life. Our national circular plastics economy, however, still needs work. True circularity means putting together more pieces of the puzzle.

Online experience  |  8-min read
July 25, 2022
Focus Area—Sustainability

Future Skills Centre Research

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Beyond Blue and White Collar: A Skills-Based Approach to Canadian Job Groupings

In Canada’s modern, knowledge-based, and service-centric economy, employers are increasingly thinking about work from a skills perspective. Old-fashioned labels like “blue collar” and “white collar” are no longer relevant. As well, factors such as educational attainment or work experience are only proxies for assessing the skills of workers. This means that we need a more sophisticated way to talk about employment opportunities.

Issue briefing  |  10-min read
August 3, 2022
Focus Area—Canadian Economics
Partner—Future Skills Centre

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Transitioning to Jobs in the Clean Economy

One in five Canadian employees works at a job that’s vulnerable to automation. The clean economy is a rapid-growth sector that needs workers. Is there a way to solve for both? Employees working high-risk, low-mobility (HRLM) jobs have few options to transition into lower-risk occupations without undergoing retraining.

Online experience  |  8-min read
July 28, 2022
Focus Area—Innovation & Technology
Partner—Future Skills Centre

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Finding Your Employability Skills

The Employability Skills Toolkit is a guide to the skills needed to adapt and succeed in the world of work. It includes explanations and descriptions of these skills and ways to build them. The Toolkit includes key information about how to become job-ready and exercises to practice and apply what you have learned.

Online experience  |  8-min read
July 28, 2022
Focus Area—Education & Skills
Partner—Future Skills Centre

The Model of Occupations, Skills and Technology

To help prepare Canadians for the future of work, our researchers and data scientists proudly developed the MOST on behalf of the Future Skills Centre. A sophisticated and data-rich projection tool, the MOST is designed to offer unique insights into the skills that will power Canada’s future labour markets.

Online experience  |  8-min read
July 27, 2022
Focus Area—Canadian Economics
Partner—Future Skills Centre