Jobs & Opportunity
Creating An Environment Where All Albertans Can Prosper
Prosperity begins with a good job and future opportunity. To achieve this, we must grow the economy, create jobs now, and skill Albertans to do them better than anyone else on earth.
Our future success as a province hinges on the participation and prosperity of all. Alberta’s policy environment, government investments, and institutions must therefore be designed to enable shared prosperity where all Albertans are afforded opportunity, wellness, belonging, security and the pursuit of meaningful work, and the chance to contribute their skills in a way that builds our future.
Skills, Training & Education
Ensuring Albertans have the skills and options to create individual prosperity is essential. Alberta must create a resilient workforce through a culture and platform of lifelong training, education, and community-based learning (e.g. libraries) that fosters the most nimble and adaptable workforce in North America.
Role of Business in Society
By examining how business can be done differently, with different scorecards and timelines, opportunity exists to drive long-term value for customers, employees, suppliers, and society at large—and helping people, the economy, and the environment thrive.
Diversity, Inclusion & Access to Opportunity
Creating a sense of community and belonging, as well as addressing the systemic barriers to equity and participation, particularly for gender, racialized, and Indigenous peoples of Alberta, is essential to prosperity and positive socio-economic mobility.
Certain supports enable economic activity and prosperity, such as accessible childcare; reliable access to internet and broadband services, especially in rural areas; and affordable housing, among others.
Leading on critical matters of public and mental health, particularly in the context of recent public health crises and workplace mental health will determine the prosperity potential of our province.
Skills for the Future: Working with businesses, post-secondary institutions, and the provincial government to develop the skills, training, and education needed to create an adaptable and resilient workforce in Alberta.
COVID and Economic Recovery: Accelerating a safe economic recovery in Alberta by recommending actions to create jobs; assessing the impact of COVID-related government support measures on Albertans and the business sector; and suggesting improvements to help those most affected.
When trends aren’t a straight line of progress (part two): Productivity—why global progress has stalled
If we want to build a bright future for all Canadians, we need to think deeply about how to unlock our collective productivity. In the first commentary of our Productivity Series, we explain why economists have something of an obsession with this concept; illustrate...
The Alberta Government’s 2021 budget will be like none we have ever seen. Last year at this time, the government was contemplating a fiscal path forward based on the pillars of reducing taxes, stimulating the economy, and controlling costs. This year, we continue to...
Economists have something of an obsession with a concept known as productivity. Already this year, Canadian economists have made for some sensational headlines regarding the country’s productivity. Just over the last couple of weeks alone, they have made the following...
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