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Does Comparison of Shifting Occupation Trends in Urban and Rural Employment Tell Us Anything?

Date: December 13, 2019

​The Rural Ontario Institute is publishing Fact Sheets that look at how the share of employment in five occupational skill groups is shifting in selected industry sectors between 2006 and 2016. We contrast the data in three categories of geography: those census divisions with populations entirely in census metropolitan areas; those census divisions whose population is both in metropolitan areas as well as having people in areas outside the commuting zone of large cities or “partially non-metroplitan areas”; and those whose population is wholly non-metropolitan.  

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Services for an Aging Rural Population - Rural Ontario Foresight Papers

Date: December 5, 2019

The Services of an Aging Rural Population Foresight Paper examines the challenge of service provision in rural communities for an aging population. Rural communities have been facing a gap in services, particularly those important to its older residents, due to the restructuring, downsizing and relocation of rural services to their more-populated urban counterparts.

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