Policy Commentary

University IP transfer, business collaboration benefit Ontario: OCC

“The most cost-effective way to unleash Ontario’s economic potential is to invest in ecosystems of talent, trade, infrastructure and innovation,”...

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Different strategies needed to address over-skilled and under-skilled workers, C.D. Howe report says

A new C.D. Howe study analyzing PIAAC results argues governments, business and individuals should seize the tools available to narrow...

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Flexibility and protections needed to make the gig economy work

The ‘gig economy’ with its flex hours and worker autonomy can be an attractive solution for both the underemployed and...

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Canada's online learners excel in global rankings

A new Global Skills Index designed by Coursera, the global online learning platform, ranks Canada as cutting-edge in business and...

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University research contributes to fast-growing clean tech sector

A new study from Clean Energy Canada finds that the sector has grown faster than the rest of the country’s...

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Driving Ontario's prosperity through clusters

Reflecting on the federal Supercluster Initiative, this April 2019 paper from the Institute from Competitiveness and Prosperity makes a series...

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How to close Ontario's education gaps

Among Ontarians under 34, almost 40 per cent have a university degree, certificate or diploma, with immigrants more likely to...

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Steps to global trade diversification

Study abroad programs are an important component of Canada's efforts to diversify its trade relationships, argued the Global Education for...

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How can Ontario benefit from urban growth?

How can land use planning support economic resilience, anticipate and encourage areas of competitiveness, and drive prosperity in the regional economy?...

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