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Human Resources Planning (IRE 346)

This subject guide is meant to assist students, particularly those enrolled in IRE 346, with research papers and assignments.

Environmental Scanning Exercise


Canadian Federation of Independent Business

CIBC Economics and Strategy: PDF versions of analysis and forecasts, industry analysis, and economic indicators.
Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters.

Conference Board of Canada : economic forecasting and industrial outlook.  Sign up here using your UTOR email address for an account that will give you access to some Conference Board  publications (not all).

The Globe and Mail do a search using the key word business; if the article that have a pay wall  cut & paste the title of the article  into the UTLIbraries catalogue

TD Economics: Provides economic indicators and forecasts.

Statistics Canada: Basic economic and labour force information.

Google "free trade NAFTA TPP"  and click on news for current issues

Access websites such as Relocate Global for current information on Talent Management

Canada . Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade
Site provides links to official documents, agreements and decisions relevant to Canadian trade and export/import activities, including NAFTA, FTAA, and the WTO GATT and GATS agreements. Includes special sections on the Softwood Lumber dispute, Textile and Clothing, Steel Industry, Agriculture.

International Labor Organization (ILO)
An agency of the United Nations, the ILO "formulates international labour standards in the form of Conventions and Recommendations setting minimum standards of basic labour rights: freedom of association, the right to organize, collective bargaining, abolition of forced labour, equality of opportunity and treatment, and other standards regulating conditions across the entire spectrum of work related issues." Sections of interest:

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD (TUAC)

World Trade Organization


Lexology: law firm blog aggregator -- subscribe to get updates on Labour & Employment Law in jurisdiction of your choice

The Changing Workplaces Review: Ontario has launched public consultations on the changing nature of the modern workplace.The consultations will consider how the Labour Relations Act, 1995 and Employment Standards Act, 2000 could be amended to best protect workers while supporting businesses in our changing economy. Links to submissions to the review available on the CIRHR Library tumblr

Canada - Federal Government - Bills before Committee

Ontario - Bills from the Current Session of Parliament


CBC News, September 14th 2015 "How new data-collection technology might change office culture"

Deloitte Blog, August 15, 2015: "How HR and business leaders can support digital transformation" which will give you a link to this website: Strategy, not technology, drives digital transformation Becoming a digitally mature enterprise

Forbes: Future of Work Show

NBER Working Paper, February 15, 2015: “Robots Are Us: Some Economics of Human Replacement,” by Seth G. Benzell, Laurence J. Kotlikoff, Guillermo LaGarda, Jeffrey D. Sachs (40 pages, PDF)

  • a technique I am sure you are all familiar with - just Google "tech change business" and click on Google news for current articles what you can't get online because of a pay wall you can search for on ProQuest


Sector Councils:

Sector councils are industry-led partnership organizations that address skills development issues and implement solutions in key sectors of the economy. Sector councils unite representatives from business, labour, education and other professional groups to analyze and address human resource issues. They provide a practical perspective on a wide range of issues related to technological change, quality standards, planning, and human resource development.

Each sector council provides information regarding employer expectations; hiring practices; how training is planned, developed and delivered; and, labour market conditions within that sector.

World Economic Forum,  Global Agenda Council on Employment, January 2014: Matching Skills and Labour Market Needs Building Social Partnerships for Better Skills and Better Jobs



CBC News, September 14th 2015 "How new data-collection technology might change office culture"

The Globe and Mail, September 28, 2015: “Vast majority of Canadian firms reject gender diversity policies,” by Janet McFarland

Canadian Securities Administrators, September 28, 2015: “Staff Review of Women on Boards and in Executive Officer Positions – Compliance with NI 58-101 Disclosure of Corporate Governance Practices” (17 pages, PDF)

Canada: Labour Program : employees and unions

Take a look at the Best Employers in Canada list  for employees as stakeholders


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