Dr. Morley Gunderson
Senior Consultant on Employment and Labour Markets
As one of Canada's leading labour economists, Dr. Gunderson provides a wealth of expertise on employment and related issues.
As Professor, Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources and the Department of Economics, University of Toronto, his specialties
include labour economics, industrial relations, labour-business partnerships, income distribution and poverty. He also holds the CIBC Chair
in Youth Employment and is the 2015 winner of the Carolyn Tuohy Impact on Public Policy Award at the University of Toronto.
Some of the SPR projects which Dr. Gunderson has participated in since 1995 include:
Some of Dr. Gunderson's recent research dealing with employment and labour market issues includes: "Canadian Post-Secondary
Education Graduates Over the Last 20 Years: Analysis with the National Graduates Survey," Ottawa: Human Resources Development Canada;
"Review of Canadian and International Literature on Apprenticeships," Ottawa: Human Resources and Skills Development Canada; "The
Changing Nature of Work and the Impact of Labour Mobility of Regulated Professionals in Canada," Ottawa: Labour Mobility Division,
Skills and Employment Branch, HRSDC; "Challenges to Labour Market Participation of Persons with Disabilities," Ottawa: Human Resources
Development Canada; "Labour Market Information: Economic Perspectives," Ottawa: Human Resources Development Canada; "Challenges Facing
Youths in the Labour Market," Ottawa: Human Resources Development Canada; "Workplace Productivity Issues," Ottawa: Human Resources
Development Canada; and "Upskilling in the Canadian Workforce: Investments in Workplace Training," Ottawa: Human Resources Development Canada.
- On-line surveys and learning exchange workshops (for the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration, 2011-12);
- Study of Post-Retirement Paid Employment in the Non-Profit Sector (for the HR Council for the Non-Profit and Voluntary Sector, 2009-10);
- Study of Labour Market Information (for the Canadian Supply Chain Sector Council, 2006-07);
- Evaluation of the Sector Council Program (for Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, 2005-06);
- Evaluation of the JobsNow Pilot Project for Ontario Works (for the Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services, 2005-07);
- Evaluation of the Labour-Management Partnerships Program (for HRDC, 2002-03);
- Evaluation of the Special Measures Initiatives Employment Equity Program (for Treasury Board Secretariat, 1998);
- Review of Public and Private Incentives to Retirement (for HRDC, 1998); and
- Evaluation of Part III of the Canada Labour Code (for HRDC, 1996-99).