By JACKSON DOUGHART (AIMS Policy Analyst) and MARCO NAVARRO-GÉNIE (AIMS President) • The Charlottetown Guardian, 07 December 2016 Employment by the provincial government and municipalities is significant on Prince Edward Island, comprising nearly a fifth of all jobs. But unlike work in the private sector or the federal government, compensating this labour requires that wealth [...]
With 109 provincial government employees per 1,000 residents, NL has one of the largest public sectors in Canada, and the largest in the Atlantic region. The national average is 83 per 1,000. The Atlantic average is 96. Since 1997, NL's public sector has grown considerably, ballooning by a stunning 30 percent. Over this period, the [...]
With 101 provincial government employees per 1,000 residents, Nova Scotia has a large public sector by Canadian standards, and the second-largest in the Atlantic region. The national average is 83 per 1,000. Since 1997, Nova Scotia's public sector has grown considerably, from 86 employees per 1,000 residents to 101 – a 18 percent increase. Over [...]
With 93 provincial government employees per 1,000 residents, Prince Edward Island has a large public sector by Canadian standards, and the third-largest public sector in the Atlantic region. The national average is 83 per 1,000. P.E.I. employed five percent more public employees per capita in 2015 than in 1997. Over this period, the national average [...]
With 81 provincial government employees per 1,000 residents, New Brunswick has a smaller public sector than the Canadian average. By this metric, the province's public sector is the smallest in Atlantic Canada. New Brunswick's public sector grew considerably, from 80 employees per 1,000 residents in 1997 to 93 per 1,000 in 2010. In the past [...]
News article quoting AIMS President Marco Navarro-Génie • Chronicle Herald, 23 November 2016 More needs to be done to trim the provincial public service, says the author of a new report. The Atlantic Institute for Market Studies released a public policy study Tuesday about the scale and expense of provincial government employment in Atlantic Canada. [...]
News article quoting AIMS study The Size and Cost of the Public Sector in Atlantic Canada, 2015 • CBC News, 22 November 2016 The P.E.I. government needs to look harder at reducing the cost of the public sector workforce, says the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies. In a study released Tuesday, AIMS found P.E.I. employs [...]
On Nov. 22, 2016, AIMS Policy Analyst Jackson Doughart joined Angela Walker of CBC's "Mainstreet" program on Prince Edward Island. They discussed the size and cost of P.E.I.'s public sector.
On Nov. 22, 2016, AIMS President Marco Navarro-Génie joined CBC Newfoundland's "On the Go" program to discuss AIMS's study, "The Size and Cost of the Public Sector in Atlantic Canada, 2015".
Public sector employment is a major cost for provincial governments in Atlantic Canada. The Size and Cost of the Public Sector in Atlantic Canada, 2015 examines provincial public sectors in Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick. It finds that according to various metrics, the sub-national public employment of the [...]