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The investment environment in Canada: survey of business leaders

Between July 26 and August 18, 2017, the Business Council of Canada conducted an online survey of its members to gauge their perspectives on the Canadian investment environment. A total of 61 business leaders took part in the survey.   Asked whether “the business investment environment in Canada over the past five years has worsened, improved or neither worsened nor improved”, almost two-thirds of respondents (64 per cent) said it had worsened. Twenty per cent said the investment environment had improved and 16 per cent said ...

Date:
September 8, 2017

2016/2017 Annual Report

2016/2017 Annual Report

The Business Council of Canada is the senior voice of the country’s business community, representing 150 chief executives and entrepreneurs in all sectors and regions. Read our 2016/2017 Annual Report to find out how Canada’s business leaders are creating high-value jobs, investing in communities and building a healthier economy. Highlights from our 2016/2017 Annual Report; a feature section on company-sponsored work-integrated learning programs that help young Canadians prepare for successful careers by combining classroom theory with practical on-the-job experience; a special ...

Date:
July 17, 2017

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Jobs and Skills

Jobs, skills and the future of work — who’s saying what?

Will robots take all of the jobs? What kind of skills will employers need in 2027? How can people react to changing employment trends? For the last few years, Canadian policy experts, thought leaders and researchers have been asking exactly these questions. Through compiling recent Canadian research, our partners at the Business/Higher Education Roundtable hope to help researchers and policy makers understand who’s doing what on questions about jobs, skills and the future of work. To see the list, ...

Date:
April 27, 2017

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Total Tax Contribution and the wider economic impact: surveying Canada’s leading enterprises

Total Tax Contribution and the wider economic impact: surveying Canada’s leading enterprises

Welcome to the fourth annual Total Tax Contribution (TTC) survey of Business Council of Canada members. Eighty-seven of Canada's largest businesses provided tax data for the 2015 fiscal year, demonstrating the significant contribution these large businesses make to public finances. This year's survey also includes information on the role large Canadian firms play in the economy through employment, capital investment and expenditure on research and development (R&D).

Date:
February 1, 2017

Canada’s oil sands: a vital national asset

Canada’s oil sands: a vital national asset

With abundant resources, innovative companies, skilled workers, sound public policies and respect for human and indigenous rights, Canada is uniquely positioned to provide safe, reliable and environmentally responsible energy to growing domestic and international markets.

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