Canada’s economy is on the road to recovery after the shock from COVID-19, yet risks and uncertainties remain, and some economic sectors and groups remain vulnerable. Support to households and firms should continue until a recovery is well under way, with assistance then focusing on helping viable firms to create jobs, according to a new OECD report.
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The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered a deep economic crisis not seen since the Great Depression. With respect to the fourth quarter of 2019, OECD-wide GDP is projected to have fallen by almost 15% by the second quarter of 2020. The OECD-wide unemployment rate rose from 5.2% in February to 8.4% in May.
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This note provides a comprehensive overview of the extent to which laws in Canada and OECD countries ensure equal treatment of LGBTI people, and of the complementary policies that could help foster LGBTI inclusion.
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This note presents selected findings based on the set of well-being indicators published in How's Life? 2020.
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Key findings for Canada from the report "Pensions at a Glance 2019"
Government at a Glance provides a dashboard of key indicators to help you analyse international comparisons of public sector performance.
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More than one in four adult are obese in Canada. As a result, Canadians live on average 3 years less due to overweight. The impact on the economy is large: overweight accounts for 10.6% of health expenditure one of the highest rates across all countries analysed. Overweight lowers labour market outputs by the equivalent of 579 thousand full time workers per year. Combined, this means that overweight reduces Canada’s GDP by 3.6%.
Canada has the largest and most comprehensive and elaborate skilled labour migration system in the OECD, according to a new OECD report.