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Economic recovery in sight after turbulent year: Major City Insights

As Canada’s vaccine rollout increases, the economy and labour markets of many cities will pick up steam—potentially to pre-pandemic levels—in the second half of 2021. And as provinces open for travel, the future looks brighter for restaurants and non-essential businesses..

Online experience | 8-min read
July 29, 2021
Focus area—Canadian Economics

Building on COVID-Period Immigration Levels: The Economic Case

Immigration creates population and economic growth and is key to Canada’s future prosperity. Immigrants provide skilled labour and replace Canada’s retiring workers. They help companies innovate and access new markets, and they start or invest in businesses that generate employment for other Canadians. Immigrants also contribute to economic growth as consumers by increasing the demand for goods and services.

Impact paper | 20-min read
July 28, 2021
Focus area—Immigration

Reopening of the economy sparks restart of the labour market recovery

As economic restrictions across much of Canada began to ease, the labour market responded with solid employment gains concentrated in sectors where the restrictions have been most punishing. Improvements in several high-contact service industries drove growth in part-time employment and provided welcome job growth among young and female workers.

Quick take | 3-min read
July 9, 2021
Focus Area—Canadian Economics

Indigenous Participation in Clean Energy Projects

According to Indigenous Clean Energy, there were over 2,000 Indigenous clean energy projects across Canada in 2019. Almost 200 were medium- to large-sized projects (they produce at least one megawatt). And Indigenous partners are taking on more equity in these projects: On average, Indigenous communities own a 45% share of the projects they’re involved in.

Online experience | 8-min read
July 5, 2021
Focus Area—Indigenous and Northern Communities