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Skills gap is hurting us

Our latest report shows how our productivity could be improved by upgrading essential skills

Measuring competence

Employers and workers could both benefit from a new way of certifying skills.

Work interrupted: temporary foreign workers

The federal government's overhaul of the Temporary Foreign Worker program disproportionately affects the West, where workers are needed most.

Walkin' the Walk

Five steps toward efficient cities

Patchwork climate plan

The provinces can lead on a carbon pricing, by linking the existing systems across the country.


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.