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Canadian Immigration Virtual Summit 2021

Summit: May 25–27, 2021  |  Virtual

Nordic Innovation Study Tour

Conference: Jun 8–23, 2021  |  Virtual

Colorectal cancer care pathways in Ontario and Quebec

Free webinar: Jun 17, 2021 @ 2 p.m. ET

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Workshop: Sep 14–30, 2021  |  Virtual

Latest Research

Manufacturing sales grow in March

The results from March’s Survey of Manufacturing brings signs of progress across a sector that has suffered in the wake of economic restrictions, delays in global shipping and shortages of key production inputs over the preceding months.

Quick take  | 3-min read
May 14, 2021
Focus Area—Canadian Economics

Linking Skills to Employment in Inuit Nunangat

Economic opportunities in the region can benefit from Inuit skillsets, strengths, and knowledge. And Inuit have told us they are interested in finding a balance between market participation and traditional land-based activities. Our research will provide insights to help Northern economies grow and support sustainable livelihoods.

Summary for executives  | 4-min read
May 13, 2021
Focus Area—Indigenous & Northern Communities
Client—Future Skills Centre

Counting on Immigration Measuring the Pandemic’s Effect and Building Back Stronger

How has COVID-19 impacted Canada’s immigration admissions? What makes immigrants who arrived or settled in Canada during the pandemic distinct? We analyzed admissions data to find the answers. We also modelled economic impacts to understand how immigration could fuel Canada’s recovery and long-term growth.

Summary for executives  | 4-min read
May 12, 2021
Focus Area—Immigration

Tech Checkup: Strategic Risk and Emergency Management

COVID-19 fundamentally changed how businesses operate. And with new operations comes new technological risks—especially for a remote workforce. How are organizations switching up their strategic roles in light of the pandemic? To find out, The Conference Board of Canada surveyed 97 risk and emergency management leaders and practitioners. This is what we learned.

Online experience  | 8-min read
May 11, 2021
Focus Area—Innovation & Technology