The Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) represents the interests of Atlantic Canada in federal government policy making and has a mandate to coordinate federal efforts in matters relating to regional economic development. In support of this role, ACOA carries out policy research on a broad range of issues, challenges and opportunities associated with the development of the region's economy.
In addition, ACOA funds third-party policy research under programs such as the Atlantic Policy Research Initiative. The views expressed in these studies do not necessarily reflect the views of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency or of the federal government.
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- The Atlantic Canada Energy Data Roadmap - Quality Urban Energy Systems of Tomorrow; 2018
- Local Labour Markets as a New Way of Organizing Policies for Stronger Regional Economic Development in Atlantic Canada (Functional Economic Regions) - Harris Centre; 2014
- Intell-Echo (Multiple publications from 2014 to 2019) - Provis Observatory, 2019
- Women Business Owners in Atlantic Canada: A Comparative Analysis, 2012-2019 - Mount Saint Vincent University, Centre for Women in Business; 2019
- Atlantic Entrepreneurial Ecosystem: Vibrant and Globally Aspiring - Saint Mary's University Sobey School of Business; 2018
Immigration and labour force
- An Exploration of Skills and Labour Shortages in Atlantic Canada by the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, June 2019.
- Meeting the Skills Challenge: Five Key Labour Market Issues Facing Atlantic Canada Atlantic Provinces Economic Council, 2012.
- Unlocking Atlantic Canada's Growth Potential: Removing Barriers to Investment in Innovation and Advanced Manufacturing Technologies - Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME); 2019
- Digital Technology Firms: Their Importance and Role in Atlantic Canada's Economy - Atlantic Provinces Economic Council; for TechImpact (The New Brunswick Information Technology Council Ltd.); 2019
- Growing Atlantic Canada's Clean Technology Firms - Atlantic Provinces Economic Council; 2018
- Pursuing Clean Growth in Atlantic Canada: Progress, Challenges and Policy Priorities, July 2018 - Atlantic Provinces Economic Council (APEC); 2018
- Summary - Value Proposition for Tidal Energy Development in Nova Scotia, Atlantic Canada and Canada - Offshore Energy Research Association (OERA); 2015
International business development
- Taking on the World - Atlantic Canada's Role in Global Value Chains prepared by the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council
- The Asia Factor in Atlantic Canada: Opportunities and Challenges in the Ocean Technology Sector - Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada; Institute for Ocean Research Enterprise, 2016
- The Asia Factor in Atlantic Canada's Clean Technology Sector: Opportunities and Challenges - Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada; Céline Bak, 2016
- The Asia Factor in Atlantic Canada's Value-Added Food Sector: Opportunities and Challenges - Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada; Steven Russel, 2016
- Atlantic Canada Business in Asia Consultation - The Asia Factor - Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, 2016
- A Brief Profile of the EU: Key Considerations for Atlantic Exporters - Atlantic Provinces Economic Council, 2015
- Succeeding in the EU: A Guide for Atlantic Canadian Businesses - Atlantic Provinces Economic Council, 2015
Public opinion research
The Government of Canada conducts Public opinion research to better understand Canadian society and to identify citizen needs and expectations. The research helps assess the public's response to proposals and initiatives; to assess the effectiveness of federal policies, programs and services; to measure client satisfaction; and to evaluate the effectiveness of its communications with Canadians.ACOA’s Public Opinion Research reports can be accessed through Library and Archives Canada.
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