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Compen­sation Planning Outlook Survey 2023

Each year, the Conference Board’s Compensation Planning Outlook delivers a trusted forecast for Canadian compensation and HR professionals. This report provides organizations with compensation and total rewards data that allow them to benchmark with other companies across the country. These data can reveal insights into compensation trends, allowing organizations to remain competitive and able to attract, recruit, and retain talent amid nationwide labour shortages.

Online experience  |  8-min read
Deadline: June 20, 2022
Focus Area—Human Resources

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Fly-In Fly-Out Labour and Airport Infrastructure in Canada’s North: A Case Study on the Rankin Inlet and Mayo Airports

Important discussions and awareness are taking place around the economic impacts of FIFO labour in Canada’s Northern regions. Northern governments are concerned about jobs and wages being lost to residents from other regions of the country. There are also concerns around the leakage of dollars earned by FIFO workers into Southern regions—money that might otherwise be spent in the North and drive additional economic activity within that region.

Case study  |  17-min read
May 17, 2022
Focus Area—Indigenous & Northern Communities

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Manufacturing Sales Up Thanks to Inflation

Manufacturing sales rose yet again, thanks primarily to higher prices. Still, real inventories have also been on an upward trend over the last few months. This shows that some manufacturers have adapted their strategies to the volatility of the supply crunch. But all is not rosy. Rising input costs, increasing labour shortages, and sporadically high rates of absenteeism due to COVID waves in Canada are adding unnecessary strains to an already precarious situation.

Quick take  |  2-min read
May 16, 2022
Focus Area—Canadian Economics

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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

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