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Content in this category pertains to material about the transiency of workers who relocate from one jurisdiction to another in Canada.

Canada’s Labour Market: Where Have All the Good People Gone?

This brief report provides an overview of trends in labour market mobility.

Canadian Megatrends: 150 years of immigration

One of the distinctive features of Canada’s history is the arrival of wave after wave of people who have chosen to call this country home. The June edition of Canadian Megatrends looks at the history of immigration in Canada during the 150 years since Confederation.

Canadians on the Move: Measuring Opinions of Career Mobility Among Canadians

A new study conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of the Canadian Employee Relocation Council (CERC) and released today shows that, on average, 46% of Canadians might take a job or work contract that would force them to move to a new location. The study put to respondents five different conceptual circumstances that might occur in allowing them to either take or consider a job involving mobility either within their province or outside of their province.

Cities and Growth: Moving to Toronto – Income Gains Associated with Large Metropolitan Labour Markets

This paper examines the process by which migrants experience gains in earnings subsequent to migration and, in particular, the advantage that migrants obtain from moving to large, dynamic metropolitan labour markets, using Toronto as a benchmark. 

Creating a Sustainable International Education Sector: A Manifesto for Intelligence-Led Marketing and Recruitment of International Students

Short on time? Here are the highlights: A) A new survey of 43,000 prospective international students echoes findings from other recent student surveys that employability and career goals are a key motivation for study abroad B) The survey notes, however, a growing openness to alternative forms of education beyond university degrees as well as willingness to stay home to study if the quality of domestic programmes improves C) The accompanying study report observes fierce competition for students in a relatively small number of markets, mainly in Asia, and calls for a more diversified – and evidence-based – approach to recruitment

Cross country differences in job reallocation: The role of industry, firm size and regulations

Somewhat surprisingly, cross-country empirical evidence (at least in the cross section) does not seem to support the predictions of standard models that economies with stricter regulations on hiring and firing should have a lower pace of job reallocation. One problem in exploring these issues empirically has been the difficulty of comparing countries on the basis of harmonized measures of job reallocation. A related problem is that there may be unobserved measurement errors or other factors accounting for differences in job reallocation across countries. This paper overcomes these challenges by using harmonized measures of job creation and destruction in a sample of 16 industrial and emerging economies, exploiting the country, industry and firm size dimensions.

Divided Landscapes of Economic Opportunity: The Canadian Geography of Intergenerational Income Mobility

Intergenerational income mobility varies significantly across Canada, with the landscape clustering into four broad regions. These are not geographically contiguous, and provincial boundaries are not the dividing lines. The important exception is Manitoba, which has noticeably less intergenerational mobility among eight indicators derived from a large administrative data set for a cohort of men and women born between 1963 and 1970. These indicators are derived for each of the 266 Census Divisions in the 1986 Canadian Census. They show that higher mobility communities are located in Southwestern Ontario, Alberta, and Saskatchewan, and tend to be correlated with lower poverty, less income inequality, and a higher share of immigrants.   View

Go west young adults: The 10 year western boom in investment, jobs, and income

If a young Canadian seeks economic opportunity—that is, employment and the chance to achieve at least a middle class income—which provinces can best provide those opportunities? A new report shows that Western Canada is the land of opportunity for young adults, especially Alberta and Saskatchewan, and to a lesser degree British Columbia. In contrast, Ontario and Quebec now mimic the traditional Atlantic Canada “malaise.” Central Canada now has much more in common with Atlantic Canada than with the more dynamic, opportunity-rich economies in the West. Ontario and Quebec are not providing opportunities for young adults and have experienced a net out-migration of career-age young adults as a result.

Immigration and Universities in Atlantic Canada: A Marriage Made in Heaven

In a new policy paper, the Association of Atlantic Universities (AAU) wonders: “How can Atlantic Canada attract and retain skilled professionals inside what is a highly competitive market for their services?” We could start by looking at the international students already enrolled in Atlantic Canada’s universities, says the paper. According to new research commissioned by the AAU, one-third of international students surveyed ranked a “desire to live in Canada after graduation” as the single most important reason for their decision to attend a Canadian university.

Immigration Beyond MTV

The Immigration Beyond MTV research report is the result of a pan-Canadian study conducted by the Canadian Coalition of Community-Based Employability Training (CCCBET) that focused on the integration of immigrants into the labour market outside of major urban centres. Since the research began in January 2010, 152 immigrants as well as employment counsellors and executive directors from 12 organizations located in British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec, and the Atlantic Region have participated in the project. The goal of the research is to contribute to a better understanding of immigrants’ pathway toward social and occupational integration as well as to share best practices pertaining to the employment integration of newcomers outside metropolitan areas.

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