Featured Report

Long-term thinking. Starting now.

Published: Fall, 2019

For a Bigger, Bolder Canada offers a vision for our country in 2100. We believe that, if Canada has 100 million people and the right support mechanisms for those people, it will be a country that is prosperous, inclusive and influential, building on its strengths and fulfilling its potential. It is by no means inevitable that we will get there. The future we desire will require a willingness among Canadians to bring a long-term lens to our biggest current challenges, meeting them with bold, forward-looking policies and significant investment to match. It will require leadership. And, it will require a series of national strategies to get us to our goal.

Canada is physically vast with a relatively small and aging population. Our long-term success depends on our ability to scale our population over the course of this century while ensuring that infrastructure development, social programs and public support for this expansion keep pace. This is an ambitious but vital national challenge, one that — if successfully met — can make Canada an even better place to live, and an example to the world.

This report offers a framework for thought, discussion and action around 10 issues that must be addressed now if Canada is to achieve the scale needed for longer-term prosperity. We need an open discussion, focusing on facts, around the economic and social elements of Canada’s growth. And we need to see population growth as part of a wider reckoning about the future of Canada’s workforce, its education system and infrastructure. Because to achieve distant goals, we have to start now.

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Reports

Scaling international education

Published: Fall, 2019

This report advances the discussion of how international education can be leveraged to help increase the population and build the economies of communities across Canada over the long-term.

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Achieving better integration outcomes

Published: Fall, 2019

Examining the economic integration of Canada’s immigrants this report highlights the notable challenges experienced by newcomers in the labour market and provides recommendations on how those challenges can be mitigated.

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Canada’s competitiveness in the global war for talent

Published: Fall, 2019

At a time when Canada has a critical need for immigration, this report looks at the successes and shortcomings of Canada’s immigration system. Resulting in a three-pronged approach for attracting and retaining talent from abroad.

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A long-term view of Canada’s demographics

Published: October 06, 2016

This report measures how demographic changes, particularly to immigration levels or fertility rates, might reduce some of the economic and fiscal costs of an aging Canadian population.

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