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Content in this category pertains to material about the labour market activities of the Canadian population, including statistics on employment and employment rates as well as participation rates. This section also includes material about the current state of the economy and forecasts.

2011 Workplace Survey – Summary and Lessons Learned

Using the experimental Workplace Survey conducted in 2011, this technical document summarizes the main results and evaluates the quality of the data.

21 Jobs of the Future: A Guide to Getting – and Staying – Employed Over the Next 10 Years

Concern about a “jobless future” has never been greater. Seemingly every day, an academic, researcher or technology leader suggests that in a world of automation and artificial intelligence (AI), workers will increasingly be a surplus to what businesses need – or as Stanford University’s Jerry Kaplan says in his best-selling book, it won’t be long before “humans need not apply.” The concerns are understandable. AI – long academic theory and Hollywood plotline – is becoming “real” at an astonishing pace and finding its way into more and more aspects of work, rest and play. AI is now being used to read X-rays and MRIs. It’s at the heart of stock trading. Chat with Siri or Alexa, and you’re using AI. Soon, AI will be found in every job, profession and industry around the world. When machines do everything, lots of people wonder what will we do? What work will be left for people? How will we make a living when machines are cheaper, faster and smarter than we are – machines that don’t take breaks or vacations, don’t get sick and don’t care about chatting with their colleagues about last night’s game? For many people, the future of work looks like a bleak place, full of temporary jobs (a “gig” economy), minimum wage labor and a ruling technocracy safely hidden away in their gated communities and their circular living machines. Although plausible, this vision of the future is not one we share. Our vision is quite different – and much more optimistic. View

A New Economic and Fiscal Landscape

Canada’s regional economic shakeup is more than a year old, but the impact of the oil price shock is expected to continue rippling across the country this year. Canadian real GDP is likely to expand at a 1.6% clip this year, and accelerate to 2.1% in 2017. While growth at the national level looks undramatic, the regional economic landscape is getting reshaped in a major way, with previously high-flying oil producing provinces in recession while some past laggards take on a leadership role—and this is impacting government finances as well.

Adapting to the changing face of work

OECD countries are seeing a trend away from traditional employment towards part-time and temporary work and self-employment. However, there are concerns that part-time and temporary work are contributing to inequality and poverty. Policy needs to focus on ensuring that these “non-traditional” jobs are stepping stones to better jobs, not dead ends.

Annual review of the labour market, 2016

The Annual Review of the Labour Market analyses recent trends on a yearly basis using data from a variety of sources such as the Labour Force Survey, the Survey of Employment, Payrolls and Hours, the Employment Insurance Statistics Program, and the Job Vacancy and Wage Survey. The focus is on trends at the national level, although some selected trends will be examined at the provincial level.

BMO Blue Book: Canada’s Economic Condition

After a challenging winter for the North American economy, all sights are now squarely on spring and an expected rebound in growth. The Canadian economy is expected to expand 2.3% this year, up from the 2.0% pace in 2013, and rise a further 2.5% in 2015. The potent one-two punch of a stronger U.S. economy and weaker loonie remains a key theme shaping the provincial growth outlook. After a bumper crop and strength in the energy sector helped widen the West-versus-the rest disparity last year, the door is open for improved, though still lagging, relative performance in Central and Atlantic Canada over the next two years.

BMO Blue Book: Canada’s Economic Condition

This report provides insight into provinical economic conditions and short-term forecasts.

British Columbia 2022: Labour Market Outlook

British Columbia’s government has released a new report that predicts that there will be nearly 1 M job openings between now and 2022. Two-thirds of those openings are expected to be due to the retirement of baby boomers, with the remaining third attributed to economic growth. Four-fifths of the positions will require some form of PSE, and 44% of the jobs will be in skilled trades and technical occupations.

Building on Recovery: Addressing Canada’s Labour Market Challenges Over the Next 10 Years

On behalf of Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC), the Public Policy Forum (PPF) organized a national conference on March 10, 2011 in Ottawa to assess Canada’s experience of the recession and to explore important future labour market trends and challenges. This report presents a summary of the key themes discussed throughout the conference and highlights the labour market challenges that were identified and many of the responses that were proposed.

Business Outlook Survey: Winter 2014-2015

The winter Business Outlook Survey continues to provide signs of strengthening demand, especially among export-oriented firms and manufacturers. However, the outlook for businesses that are linked directly or indirectly to the energy sector has deteriorated.

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