Shifting Towards Innovation-Based Economic Growth

As the province’s long-running real estate and housing boom comes to a painful but inevitable end, it is important to identify and pursue new...

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Why the Gender Gap Matters to Business

In both B.C. and Canada, the proportion of women aged 15 and over who are in the labour force remains nine percentage points below...

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Research Report: The Automation Potential of B.C.’s Labour Market

How will digitalization impact the British Columbia labour market? The Business Council of B.C. (BCBC) recently released a glimpse into the not so distant future...

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Jobs in Demand: B.C.’s Labour Market Outlook to 2027

If you’re on the lookout for the hottest job trends, WorkBC—an agency of the provincial government—recently released an updated Labour Market Outlook through to...

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Education as the Great Divide

By Jock Finlayson and Kristine St-Laurent Where do workers envision themselves five years from now? Who has the skills to succeed in the fast-changing job...

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A Tale of Two Economies: Leveraging Regional Immigration to Enhance Growth

By Jock Finlayson and Kristine St-Laurent Two factors will largely determine the future trajectory of economic growth in  British Columbia:  productivity performance, and the extent...

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Coming (and Going) Careers in the Second Machine Age?

By Jock Finlayson and Kristine St. Laurent The world of work is being transformed as we enter a new phase of the “age of the...

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Economic Diversity Drives B.C. Resilience

By Jock Finlayson Amid a weak global economy and an extended downturn in many commodity markets, the B.C. economy has held up surprisingly well. Two...

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