Leadership Perspectives: Economic Matters, Ep. 2
Canada’s labour market is facing an unprecedented set of challenges.
We keep hearing the dual realities of low unemployment levels but high job vacancies. There is a loud and growing chorus of business owners who complain that they can’t find the workers they need. And workers are increasingly expressing their frustration with the jobs they do have.
From the great-resignation, to quiet quitting. From the turbulence that is affecting industries as diverse as travel, hospitality, restaurants, and healthcare to the ongoing pressure to address wages without creating a wage-price spiral. Something is happening in the Canadian labour force.
In this episode of Economics Matters, we will be examining the causes of Canada’s labour market turmoil.
Vice President, The Conference Board of Canada
Economist and Atkinson Fellow, Future of Workers