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Child care affordability in Alberta

Child care affordability in Alberta

Child care has always been on the minds of parents but now is a part of a larger, public discourse.  A year and a half ago, COVID and the related public health measures begged the question: if child care is unavailable, how do parents work? Since then, Canadians...

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Alberta’s Priorities for the Next Government of Canada

Alberta’s Priorities for the Next Government of Canada

On September 20, 2021, Canadians will go to the polls to elect their next federal government. For Alberta, there are two main areas that need to be the focus of discussion in this election and must become key priorities for the next government. The first is short-term...

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RELEASE: New survey shows looming labour shortage in Alberta

RELEASE: New survey shows looming labour shortage in Alberta

ALBERTA, CANADA—While it may seem odd to be talking about labour shortages at a time when Alberta has a still high rate of unemployment and the highest long-term unemployment rate in the country—2.4% as of the July Labour Force Survey—there is evidence of a looming...

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Hiring optimism, meet hiring hardships

Hiring optimism, meet hiring hardships

If you’ve seen our recent analysis in our latest quarterly Business Expectations Survey (BES) or the Alberta Snapshot, chances are you’ve noticed that business indicators are pointing towards an improving economy. And yet, despite the general optimism about where the...

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