Canadian Centre for Economic Analysis

Recent Publications and Bulletins

2021 Social Value Benefits of Public Pension Plans in Alberta

As witnessed by the debate of economists and policymakers about better measures of community prosperity, and the shift in the financial markets towards environmental, social and governance drivers of value (ESG), it is increasingly incumbent upon organizations to understand their value beyond economics and finance and explore their role in generating social value.

2021 Economic Contribution of Public Pension Plans in Alberta

With more than 400,000 active, deferred vested, and retired members living in Alberta,
LAPP, ATRF, PSPP and SFPP make up a significant proportion of the defined
benefit pension plan membership in Alberta. Members of the Plans include union and
non-union employees of municipalities, health services, schools, transit systems, electrical
utilities, emergency services, the provincial government, children’s aid societies and other
public service organizations across Alberta. The contributions of members and employers

OMERS Pension Plan: Social Value Benefits

Organizations around the world are seeking to better understand and measure their value and impact beyond strictly economic and financial metrics. With the shift in the financial markets towards environmental, social, and governance drivers of value, it is increasingly incumbent upon organizations to understand their value beyond strictly economics and finance and explore their role in generating social value.

OMERS and its Members: Ontario Economic Contribution 2020

With more than half a million active and retired members, OMERS is one of the largest defined benefit pension plans in Canada. Members of OMERS include union and non-union employees of municipalities, school boards, transit systems, electrical utilities, emergency services, and children's aid societies across Ontario. The plan contributions of members and employers are invested around the world by OMERS to provide each member with a stable and secure source of retirement income. OMERS investments are found across the globe and in most communities in Ontario.

Economic Benefits of Canadian Public Sector Pension Plans

Research released by the Canadian Centre for Economic Analysis highlights the unique value provided by Canada's public sector pension plans across the country. The economic activity from the operations of pension plans and retirees spending their income supports 877,100 jobs and 55,500 businesses across Canada, supporting $33.1 billion in annual wages and $21.4 billion in tax revenue.

Potential Economic Impacts and Reach of Basic Income Programs

Interest in basic income has increased in recent years and the COVID-19 pandemic has pushed the idea of a guaranteed minimum income for Canadians into the national spotlight. This report examines the benefits to families receiving payments under two potential basic income programs and the possible economic impacts of the programs, as well as how these impacts are shaped by the way in which a program is funded.

Navigating the COVID-19 Socio-economic Shock

How infrastructure investments will facilitate future growth in Ontario

View a short video summarizing the report's main findings here.

OMERS and its Members: Ontario Economic Contribution

With almost half a million active and retired members, OMERS is one of the largest defined benefit pension plans in Canada. The pension plan contributions of members and employers are invested around the world by OMERS to provide each member with a stable and secure source of retirement income. OMERS investments are found across the globe and in most communities in Ontario. All across the province, Ontarians benefit from the economic activity generated by these investments and by the activities of OMERS pension recipients.

Transportation Pressures in the GTHA

As the leading region for job creation in Ontario over the past decade and home to over half of the provincial population, the GTHA’s prosperity is closely linked to that of Canada. At the heart of the region is the Toronto metropolitan area, which alone generates 52% of Ontario’s GDP. Between 2006 and 2016, the population in the region has grown by 14% and the number of jobs has grown by almost 10%. By 2041, the population is expected to grow by a further 41% to over 10.1 million.

Fort Erie Housing Needs Study

This housing needs study was conducted to provide the Town of Fort Erie with a data-driven basis upon which specific local housing priorities can be developed. Working closely with the Town of Fort Erie, CANCEA provided a database, conducted local stakeholder consultations and delivered a final housing needs report which delivers insight into Fort Erie’s demographic trends and local housing market conditions.

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