Taking Stock of Canada’s Superclusters
John Knubley, Canada’s former Deputy Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, reflects on the rationale, challenges and performance of the Superclusters
How are Canadian businesses adapting to the Pandemic?
Using Statistic Canada's Canadian Survey on Business Conditions (CSBC), we analyzed business trends throughout the pandemic, such as remote work, online sales, and employment and skills demands.
Yesterday’s Gone: Exploring the future of Canada’s labour market in a post-COVID world
Using futures research and expert workshops, this report explores a broad range of trends with the potential to impact Canada’s labour market over the coming decade—many of which have been accelerated, disrupted, or created by COVID-19. It is designed to push leaders from all sectors to consider new possibilities about the future of work and inform the design of future-focused solutions.


t the Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship (BII+E), we’re motivated by the potential of the innovation economy. We believe Canada can build prosperity that will be more widely shared than ever before. To achieve this future, Canada will need forward-looking insights and new thinking to advance actionable innovation policy.


Our multi-disciplinary teams focus on work streams which we believe are critical to Canada’s future economic success. They build collaborative relationships with our partners to generate rigorous research, propose unconventional approaches and pilot ideas to explore how Canada’s innovation economy can include people of different ages, incomes and backgrounds.

We’re looking for people in certain occupations to take part in a research study exploring their experiences and opinions about work
In the wake of COVID-19, Canada has an opportunity to reorient its innovation policy to maximize economic, social and environmental benefits. This joint project with the Public Policy Forum charts an ambitious and practical road map for harnessing Canada’s innovation potential to drive economic growth and respond to our most pressing collective challenges.
Il constitue la prochaine étape de notre recherche sur l'emploi en 2030 et est conçu pour concrétiser les Prévisions sur la croissance des professions au Canada. Nous visons à élaborer des solutions régionales pertinentes à l'échelle nationale qui aident les travailleurs de partout au Canada à acquérir les compétences et les habiletés qui seront essentielles au monde du travail de l'avenir
As the next step in our research on employment in 2030, this project is designed to translate our Forecast of Canadian Occupational Growth into action. We aim to develop regionally based, nationally relevant solutions that help workers across Canada gain the skills and abilities critical for the future of work.
This work stream maps entrepreneurship, start-up and scale-up activity across Canada to better understand the areas of growth and opportunity, and to inform policies aimed at helping entrepreneurs succeed.
Illustration by Sophie Berg of woman climbing rocks of health insurance, taxes, benefits.
From paying taxes to accessing benefits, learn about the issues facing independent workers in a world set up for full-time work. Find out why Jon Shell and Jack Graham think it’s time for Canada to start better supporting freelancers, as part of our series on building inclusion and equity into the innovation economy.
Illustration of a woman founder embarking on an entrepreneurial journey with her child.
An in-depth survey of the experiences of high-growth women founders as they scale their companies, revealing divergent pathways to growth and new strategies for government, policymakers, accelerators and funders to better support the distinct needs of women-led firms.
We're seeking a Senior Economist to lead and support quantitative and qualitative research, analysis and written products.
These are the areas we focus on within the innovation-driven economy.