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Program's mandate transformed

Canada's foreign worker program has undergone fundamental changes since it was created in 1973. The paper traces its evolution.

The path to prosperity

Canada's future economic health depends on being able to deliver goods to market. This report looks at the state of our trade infrastructure.


The migration to Canada's four western provinces is growing even stronger.

Public Support: From the Ground Up

Public support for resource development requires new conversations. Read our recommendations.

How to close the skills gap

Six critical courses of action are needed to close the gap in essential skills among workers,


Canada West Foundation

The Canada West Foundation focuses on the policies that shape the West’s quality of life. Through our evidence-based research and commentary, we provide objective, practical solutions. For more than 40 years, we have been a passionate advocate for western Canada.

Find out more about the Canada West Foundation.