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  • Immigrant Skilled Workers: Should Canada Attract More Foreign Students?
    This paper examines federal and provincial immigration policy and explores some important issues relating to the process of admission of immigrants to Canada. It also analyzes areas where changes are needed to maximize the benefits from immigration to the Canadian economy faced with the challenges of aging population and changing labour market conditions. The paper emphasizes that immigration policy must be focused not simply on bringing in more people, but people who are likely to adapt to the Canadian lifestyle, contribute economically, abide by laws in the country, and become self-supporting.
  • Managing Complexity: The Lessons of Horizontal Policy-Making in the Provinces
    With jurisdictions increasingly in competition with one another for investment and economic growth, governments are constantly looking for ways to be more effective in harnessing their resources to address seemingly intractable social problems. This paper identifies several valuable lessons for managing the development of public policy.
  • Health Spending in Saskatchewan: Recent Trends, Future Options
    In our world of defined resources, and competing social needs, what is the best approach to financing an expensive – and increasingly costly – health care system? Mr. Daniel Hickey in his timely, thought-provoking study on health care in Saskatchewan examines this question through the two related issues of health expenditure trends and financing options.
  • Overview of the Saskatchewan Economy
    The Saskatchewan Institute of Public Policy supports informed policy debate in Saskatchewan on a wide variety of public policy issues, many of which are driven by or at least affected by economic conditions in the province. To further this goal, the Institute has compiled, from published materials, an overview of the latest data on the Saskatchewan economy.
  • Assessing the Viability of an Ethanol Industry in Saskatchewan
    This paper explores five key questions that require attention in the determination of the viability of an ethanol industry for a small jurisdiction with a small local ethanol demand. As a case study, this paper examines the province of Saskatchewan, which is currently encouraging a large scale ethanol industry expansion.