Living and Working Without Status in Alberta
This report examines the lives of undocumented migrant workers living in Alberta. It discusses the results of a research study of 32 undocumented workers, outlines the circumstances that led to their loss of status, describes their work and living conditions, and explores their reasons for staying and their hopes for the future.
Parkland Institute research manager Ian Hussey writes about which Albertans have benefited from the $15 minimum wage and its impact on employment and hours of work.
How Its Size and Compensation Compare to Other Jurisdictions
This op-ed by Bob Ascah, Trevor Harrison, and Richard Mueller appeared in the Edmonton Journal on September 12, 2019.
A Balanced Look at Alberta's Finances
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.
Athabasca University labour professor Bob Barnetson breaks down exactly what the UCP platform planks on employment, labour, and training would mean for workers in Alberta.
United Conservative Party leader Jason Kenney has proposed changes to labour legislation, including reducing the 17-and-under minimum wage to $13 an hour. Ian Hussey looks at claims that increasing the minimum wage to $15 an hour has had a "job-killing impact."
Parkland Institute research manager Ian Hussey contrasts the predicted and actual impacts of recent minimum wage increases in Alberta in this January 6, 2018 op-ed for the Globe and Mail.
Ian Hussey debunks the recent CD Howe Institute report that claims the move by the Alberta government to increase the provincial minimum wage to $15 in 2018 could lead to 25,000 job losses.