Suggested readings by LEPC's staff for January 2019


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This list was compiled as new information arrived at us through various communication channels during the previous month. Reading these works made us realize their great value for understanding the labour markets and the economy. We foresee that they can spark new ideas about labour markets.

Note: LEPC stands for Local Employment Planning Council


From Statistics Canada:

Assessing job quality in Canada: A multidimensional approach by Wen-Hao Chen and Tahsin Mehdi

Longitudinal Immigration Database (IMDB) technical report, 2016 by Rose Evra and Elena Prokopenko

User guide for the Survey of Household Spending, 2017

Results from the Survey of Household Spending, 2017

Household spending in the territorial capitals, 2017

Reasons for working at 60 and beyond by Miriam Hazel

National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2016 Version 1.2

Measuring emigration in Canada: Review of available data sources and methods by Julien Bérard-Chagnon

Payroll employment, earnings and hours, October 2018

Housing Market Indicators Dashboard


From Institute for Research on Public Policy:

Will automation worsen job prospects for vulnerable workers by Kirstyn Frank and Marc Frenette

Managing risks and opportunities of job automation by Stijn Broecke

Prepare now for the work of the future by Zabeen Hirji and Stephen Harrington

Want a robot-proof job in the future? You’d better start getting creative by Eliza Easton


From MDB Insight:

How can you protect heritage properties in your community?

The importance of gender parity in economic development


From Rural Ontario Institute (ROI):

Focus on Rural Ontario Fact Sheets highlight living arrangements of seniors


From Fraser Institute:

Generosity in Canada and the United States: The 2018 Generosity Index by Milagros Palacios and Jake Fuss


Form Export Development Canada:

The outlook according to Canadian exporters: 2018 year-end Trade Confidence Index


From the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs:

OMAFRA Statistics




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