New Canadians are critical to Ontario’s long-term prosperity and to the future of in-demand professions like accounting, which play a fundamental role in navigating a fast-changing global economy.
Canada has purposefully sought to recruit educated professionals as new immigrants, but just offering a fast-track to citizenship isn’t good enough. New Canadians need to be able to put their skills to use, and there is a role to play for credentialed professions like Chartered Professional Accountants in leveraging one of Canada’s greatest competitive advantages.
In an era of racial tension and social anxiety across North America, a frank, open discussion with policymakers on racism in Canada is as necessary now, as ever before. The Government of Ontario is leading the charge to build a more just, inclusive society through its Anti-Racism Directorate.
Canada is the 5th most prosperous nation in the world, but Canadian kids aren’t reaping the benefits. We rank 17th globally for the well-being of children, and drop to 27th place for child health and safety. We can and must do better: Canada’s future depends on it.
The government of Canada has been hard at work to deliver on a commitment to develop a plan for historic investments in infrastructure. Through smart, strategic and predictable investments, the government seeks to create long-term growth and jobs for the middle class, help meet its environmental targets and build a low carbon economy, and build communities where everyone has opportunity. This is a transformational plan for Canada and one that will foster innovative projects and financing tools. Minister Sohi will provide an overview of this plan which will invest in reliable transit routes, affordable housing, clean water to drink, community centres where people can gather, and much more.
Canada and the United States share one of the world's most unique relationships: two sovereign states, occupying the majority of North America and sharing the world's longest undefended border. As with any complex relationship, Canada and The United States must work hard to maintain our mutually beneficial relationship. Each nation is reliant on the other for trade, continental security and economic prosperity. In this Economic Club exclusive, our expert panel will focus on changes in Washington over the next four years and the potential impact on Canada when it comes to trade, energy, our economy and more.
Science, technology and innovation are essential elements of a strong economy that improves the quality of life for all Canadians—and university research is a key driver. While Canada is recognized globally for the high quality of our postsecondary sector, the pace of investment in university research has slowed over the past decade and we are falling behind other nations. Competing successfully in the global economy demands that we strive for excellence and that investment keeps pace with other countries. And meeting the ever-changing needs of the labour market will require greater collaboration among all players in the ST&I ecosystem.