Skills and Labour Market Policy

This research program aims to provide an integrated and long-term analytical perspective on the policy challenges that will arise over the next decade as Canadian labour markets evolve in response to population ageing, technological change and evolving skill needs.

The current research agenda focuses on the following themes:

  • Assessing ongoing and emerging changes in skill supply/demand and the nature of work
  • Adapting Canada’s skills policy framework to this new labour market context
  • Restructuring Canada’s income and employment-support programs to better address the changing needs of workers, the unemployed and businesses

Research in progress:

  • Enhancing productivity and skills through employer-sponsored training
  • Reviewing employment support policies for Canadians with disabilities
  • Setting a new vision for Employment Insurance
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