By UBI Works


The benefits and justifications for a basic income as a poverty-reduction measure are well known, as are the neutral to positive impacts on employment which have been demonstrated in numerous pilots around the world.

What is lesser known are the economic benefits of a basic income as well as the urgent automation and worker disempowerment trends that call for basic income as a necessary policy response. For that purpose, we have prepared this short brief for you to share key research showing the economic imperative for basic income in Canada.

Technology has melted wages and displaced jobs over the last 50 years.



Basic income can address the skills gap.

Basic income supports small businesses and entrepreneurship.

Basic income supports working Canadians and ends the poverty trap of current social assistance programs.