Human capital and social development

An educated, healthy and diverse population is key to Canada’s high quality of life and success on the world stage.

Education is critical to equality of opportunity in our society as well as to the competitiveness of Canadian enterprises. Every sector of society, including business, has a role to play in improving access to lifelong learning and the quality of education available to Canadian children and adults.

A focus on disadvantaged groups, especially Aboriginal peoples, will be critical in realizing Canada’s full potential.

At the same time, Canadians must strive to achieve the best possible value from our collective investments in health care.

Immigration policies must continue to help Canadian communities and enterprises to attract much-needed talent from abroad and to enable newcomers to integrate quickly within our economy. Canada’s diverse society is an important advantage in attracting investments geared to the global marketplace.