Media Advisory - Labour Market Policy for a Vibrant Canadian Future: Event

OTTAWA, Feb. 24, 2016 /CNW/ - Canada has experienced several major shocks to its labour market over the past two decades and the current market is no exception with Alberta suffering staggering job losses. These shocks and long-term trends have brought many labour related questions to the forefront, and raise important challenges and implications for the effectiveness of labour market policies. 

Media are invited to join The School of Public Policy at a conference that will address the most important labour market challenges facing Canada and help design appropriate policy frameworks and tools to ensure Canada has a strong and effective labour market over the next 20 years and beyond. 

Topics include:

  • The Canadian Labour Market: Where Are We Now?
  • Recent Shocks to the Canadian Labour Market
  • The Impact of Globalization and Technological Change on the Canadian Labour Market
  • Supporting Labour Market Participation of All Canadians
  • Skills, Training, and Preparing the Youth for the World of Work
  • Labour Markets and Policy: Where Do We Go From Here?
  • Keynote speech on Good jobs/Bad jobs by Arne Kalleberg

Full program can be found at

WHAT:  Labour Market Policy for a Vibrant Canadian Future event
WHEN: Thur. Feb 25, 2016, 8:00 a.m. Scrum and comment on symposium, 2:30 p.m.
WHERE: Canadian War Museum, 1 Vimy Place, Ottawa, ON

SOURCE The School of Public Policy - University of Calgary

For further information: Media contact: Morten Paulsen,, 403.220.2540


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