In line with ICE’s mandate, the Committee periodically identifies research projects that can inform the economic and labour force development activities of the three orders of government in Toronto. External experts are hired to undertake the research projects after the Committee invites and reviews competitive proposals. Invitations to submit proposals are posted on this website and are promoted through various researcher and consultant networks.
The research reports completed for the Committee are posted below. In all cases, the reports reflect the views of the researchers and not necessarily those of ICE or its members.
Feel welcome to download the Committee’s research reports. When quoting from or referencing any of the material, please include “Research report funded by the ICE Committee” and provide report URL.
Call for Proposals
ICE is seeking a researcher/research team to take stock of the gig economy in Toronto and how it disproportionately affects different groups with a focus on immigrants and racialized groups, identify some of the long-term effects of gig work in an unregulated environment, and guide future studies and methodologies on measuring the gig economy.
Proposal Deadline: Monday July 26, 2021, 5:00 PM.
Project Timeline: August 30, 2021 to March 31, 2022.
Download the Request for Proposals Document RFP Gig Economy and workforce
The Gig Economy and Its Effects on Racialized and Immigrant Populations in Toronto.
Anticipated Publication Date: 2nd Quarter 2022.
ICE Research Series Reports
Advancing a Workforce Development Agenda for Toronto – Prepared by Tom Zizys
Use of Labour Market Information (LMI) by Students and Newcomers – Prepared by MDB Insight
Immigrants and the Creative Economy – Prepared by Nordicity
- Service database Resources available to assist creative workers navigate the sector in Toronto. Last updated: April 2019.
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Growing Impact – Post Secondary International Students in Toronto – Prepared by Sarah Wayland and Ilene Hyman
Finding the Right Ingredients: Labour Market Considerations for the Food and Beverage Processing Sector – Prepared by Toronto Workforce Innovation Group
Labour Market Information in the Greater Toronto Area: Getting Behind the Numbers – Prepared by Tom Zizys
Redesigning Collaboration: Opportunities for Innovation in Toronto’s Labour Market Prepared by Jill Shirey and Serene Tan, Mowat Centre
Big Data for Public Good: A Primer
Prepared by Nordicity
Rowing Together: Best Practices for the Regional Coordination of Economic Development in the Toronto Region Prepared by Tom Zizys, Employment, Housing, Community Development and International Development Consultant
Toronto Community Hub Profiles 2010-2011 ♦ Community Hubs: A Scan of Toronto – Summary Report
Prepared by WoodGreen Community Services, Planning and Research Unit
Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics: A Critical Examination of City Ranking Studies ♦ City Rankings – Summary Report
Prepared by Zack Taylor, Metapolis Consulting