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labour market

Dec 05, 2018

Countries must protect workers from technological disruptions. Here’s how.

December 5, 2018

As heads of the world’s leading economies gathered in Buenos Aires for the Group of 20 summit last week, one of their key areas of focus was the future of work, with a particular emphasis on training and skills in the digital era. Read More

Nov 28, 2018

Sunil Johal on the future of work following the Oshawa GM plant closing

November 28, 2018

Mowat’s Policy Director Sunil Johal discusses the announced closing of the Oshawa GM plant in the context of broader economic shifts such as increasing automation and technological disruption, and explains why Canada’s current skills training system is not ready to address the new reality. Read More

Nov 27, 2018

GM’s closing is a warning shot: Canada’s not ready for the age of disruption

November 27, 2018

General Motors’ move to cease production at its Oshawa plant at the end of 2019 will put more than 2,500 people out of work. The company’s increased focus on electric vehicles, cited as a main reason for this decision, is part of a broader economic shift. Read More

Oct 31, 2018

Andrew Parkin on Employment and Income in Ontario

October 31, 2018

Andrew Parkin is on the Agenda to break down what the data tell us about employment and income in Ontario. Read More

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

Jun 04, 2018

Canada now has better data on skills and labour market outcomes than ever. Why is it so hard to use it?

June 4, 2018

It’s a familiar feeling. You need something. You invest resources – time and effort – to get it. You finally see it in front of you. You reach for it. And… you realize there’s still a barrier preventing you from grabbing and using it. 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