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employment

Mar 19, 2019

Combining School & Work

March 19, 2019

An update on postsecondary student employment in Canada

Postsecondary students have been increasingly combining education and employment as a way of enhancing skills and not only as a way of managing costs. This Mowat note summarizes what descriptive statistics from Statistics Canada’s most recent Longitudinal and International Survey of Adults (LISA) data tell us about students’ work experiences while in postsecondary education. Read More

Feb 13, 2019

Untapped Pool or Leaky Pipeline?

February 13, 2019

Female Involvement in the ICT Sector

There are fewer women than men in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) professions in Canada. What drives this trend? Why is this a policy problem, and what can be done to address it? This report, the first from the Research Initiative on Education and Skills (RIES), tackles these topics.
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Jul 30, 2018

Robots, Revenues & Responses

July 30, 2018

Ontario and the Future of Work

What effects might artificial intelligence, the sharing economy, and other disruptive technologies have on government revenues? A new Mowat Centre report examines how taxation systems based on residency are ill-suited for a digital, global economy. Read More

Apr 27, 2018

Armine Yalnizyan discusses Mowat’s Race to the Top report

April 27, 2018

Armine Yalnizyan explains what people are talking about, and why it’s such a game-changer in how the economy works. Read More

Apr 25, 2018

Sunil Johal discusses Mowat’s Race to the Top report

April 25, 2018

Sunil Johal on pushing for an ‘inclusive growth’ agenda. Read More

Apr 25, 2018

Armine Yalnizyan and Sunil Johal discuss Mowat’s Race to the Top report

April 25, 2018

Slowth is a new term for a prolonged period of slow to no economic growth. Combined with a rapidly changing digital economy, slowth creates challenge for governments in terms of collecting taxes to service programs and services needed for citizens. Read More

Oct 19, 2017

Ontario is transitioning to a green economy. How can we ensure that decent work will be available?

October 19, 2017

Economies around the world are in transition as businesses, citizens and governments embrace new ways of generating growth that put less strain on the planet. Read More

Oct 11, 2017

Decent Work in the Green Economy

October 11, 2017

As Ontario and other provinces move toward a greener economy, policymakers should consider the implications of these changes on employment opportunities, and particularly opportunities for decent work. Decent Work in the Green Economy, a new report from the Mowat Centre and Smart Prosperity Institute, explores this challenge. The report identifies where workers might be vulnerable to disruption, and considers where policy intervention may be beneficial. Read More