Connecting with Canadians

Research Area:

Labour Market / Vulnerable Workers

Increasingly, the new labour market is characterized by highly educated "knowledge workers," whose skills are in great demand. But not all workers are in a position to capture the benefits of a strong economy. A large part of the labour force still works for low pay and with poor prospects of improving their conditions of work.

Large numbers of workers, in other words, might be regarded as "vulnerable." CPRN has been undertaking research to identify the vulnerable workers and to determine what can be done to assist them.



Title Type Publishedsort desc.
Canadian Non-Profit Organizations Play a Critical Role in Social Innovation and the Economy Commentary 22 Oct 2009
Social Innovation in Canada: An Update Research Report 8 Oct 2009
Dilemmas of Owners and Workers in a Risk Society Research Report 12 Feb 2009
Flexibility/Security Policies and the Labour Market Trajectories of IT Workers Research Report 5 Feb 2009
Globalization and the Changing Nature of Work in Canada Presentation 15 May 2008
Workers in Low-Income Households in Alberta Research Report 27 Sep 2007
Developing Skills through Partnerships – Symposium Report Research Report 5 Jul 2007
Moving in the Right Direction? Labour Mobility, Labour Shortage and Canada's Human Potential Research Report 14 Jun 2007
The Feds Are Widening, Not Closing, the Prosperity Gap Commentary 31 May 2007
Should We Jack Up Minimum Wage? Commentary 8 Mar 2007
Making Work Pay Presentation 1 Feb 2007
Making Work Pay Policy Briefs 30 Nov 2006
The Ties that Bind the Young and the Old Commentary 4 Aug 2006
Catch 22: Low Paid Workers Presentation 3 Aug 2006
Research Highlights Number 6: Making Work Pay: Findings and Recommendations from CPRN's Vulnerable Workers Series Other 12 May 2006
The Employment Effects of the Minimum Wage: A Review of the Literature Research Report 13 Apr 2006
Low-paid Workers in Saskatchewan Research Report 17 Mar 2006
Questions and Answers - Risk and Opportunity: Creating Options for Vulnerable Workers Other 13 Jan 2006
Risk and Opportunity: Creating Options for Vulnerable Workers Research Report 13 Jan 2006
Making Work Pay Commentary 2 Dec 2005
Risk and Opportunity: Creating Options for Vulnerable Workers Presentation 28 Oct 2005
One Cheer for Labour Day Commentary 2 Sep 2005
Left Behind: Low-Paid Workers in Canada Presentation 5 Aug 2005
New Approaches in Achieving Compliance with Statutory Employment Standards Research Report 8 Jul 2005
Lifting the Boats: Policies to Make Work Pay Research Report 10 Jun 2005
Does a Rising Tide Lift All Boats? Low-paid Workers in Canada Research Report 6 May 2005
Non-standard Work and Economic Vulnerability Research Report 18 Mar 2005
Towards Enhancing the Employment Conditions of Vulnerable Workers: A Public Policy Perspective Research Report 18 Mar 2005
Social Innovation in Canada - How the non-profit sector serves Canadians ... and how it can serve them better Research Report 25 Nov 2004
Low Wage Work: Issues and Policy Options Presentation 8 Oct 2004
Defining Vulnerability in the Labour Market Research Report 14 Nov 2003