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Recent Research

The Future of Alberta's Labour Market

The Role of Immigration, Migration, and Developing Existing Human Capital

This report looks at how Alberta can best meet its workforce needs once the province returns to prosperity and the Alberta labour market needs new sources of labour.

Indigenous Gendered Experiences of Work in an Oil-Dependent, Rural Alberta Community

This report aims to help address knowledge gaps about the lived experiences of Indigenous working families in the oil industry and how working conditions impact families and gender relations by presenting a case study of the oil-dependent community of Wabasca.

Recent Blog Posts

Bill 2 grinds wages, complicates payroll, and impedes union drives

Despite the stated benefits of the UCP government's new labour legislation, Bill 2 will reduce workers' income, make payroll administration more complex for employers, and impede workers seeking to join a union.

Alberta's 'blue-ribbon panel' - the sound of one hand clapping

The newly elected UCP government has announced a "blue-ribbon panel" to examine Alberta's finances, but the panel’s mandate has already tied one hand—the revenue hand—behind its back.

Planks in the platforms

Where the major parties stand on 11 key policy issues

Heading into the final weekend of the 2019 Alberta election campaign, Parkland Institute research managers Alison McIntosh and Ian Hussey compare the platforms of the three major parties on 11 key policy areas.