New Brunswick’s rising, per-worker tax burden

By Patrick Webber Research Associate The average New Brunswick worker has seen a noticeable uptick in the amount of real dollars that the provincial government is taxing out of their income in recent years. The chart above displays, in 2016 dollars adjusted for inflation, the amount of revenue from income tax that the New Brunswick…

Reducing Apprenticeship Ratios in Nova Scotia

In an attempt to increase Nova Scotia’s competitiveness, Labour Minister Kelly Regan announced changes to the province’s apprenticeship regulations, reducing the amount of hours required to obtain apprenticeship certification for metal fabricators from 8,000 hours to 6,000 and raising the number of apprentices allowed to train under a provincially certified journeyman. The changes have been…