Research & Analysis:
Comprehensive labour market research and analysis form the cornerstone of all Izen Consulting projects. At Izen, we understand the labour market trends across time, regions, and occupations. We provide the insight required to make the strategic decisions necessary to meet the labour market needs of today and tomorrow. Whether you are developing a training program or considering investing in economic development activities, labour market intelligence based in sound research and analysis is the key to success.
The Izen team has expertise in diverse research processes, including secondary research, extensive literature reviews, large-scale surveys, interviews, and focus groups. We effectively apply quantitative and qualitative analytic frameworks to meet diverse project objectives. Izen Consulting works hard to exceed response rate targets, and ensure a high-level of stakeholder engagement to create consistently valid research results.
Sample Research Projects
New Brunswick Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour (2013-2014)
Izen Consulting conducted a Jurisdictional Review of Supports and Services for Persons with Disabilities Accessing Training and Employment Across Canada in order to provide a clear understanding of how other Canadian provincial and territorial jurisdictions provide services to assist persons with disabilities access training or employment.
Vancouver Island University Economic Impact Analysis (2013)
In partnership with Roslyn Kunin and Associates, Izen Consulting conducted a comprehensive economic impact assessment for Vancouver Island University. The project utilized a modified Input-Output Model, capturing both direct and indirect impacts of its change from university-college to full university. The project included an extensive and successful community engagement process.
BC Care Providers
Izen Consulting developed a strategic response to the BC Government’s Core Review, for the BC Care Providers Association, representing the private and non-profit care homes in British Columbia. The response reflects the industry’s concerns about duplication and overlap, as well as wanting to ensure that patient needs remain the top priority.