Retention of Skilled Workers - Published January, 2021
Introduction: The retention of immigrants and international students has been a major challenge in Atlantic Canada. One of the key drivers of a lack of retention is the perception of a lack of suitable employment.
This report seeks to provide potential solutions to help employers better recruit, integrate and retain immigrant workers and international students in Atlantic Canada by addressing the following questions:
- What are the main reasons for immigrant workers to leave an organization?
- What barriers do employers experience in hiring immigrant workers and international students?
- How do employers’ supportive behaviours and accommodating workplace practices affect turnover of immigrant employees?
- What are possible solutions to eliminate barriers for employers to hire more immigrants and international students?
Full Report: Retention of Skilled Workers
Immigration Policy Effectiveness - Published January, 2021
Introduction: Immigrants choose where they want to go in large part based on perceived employment opportunities and culture in a region. Employers play a crucial role in achieving the objectives of immigration policies, especially those of the regional immigration programs such as the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) and the Atlantic Immigration Pilot (AIP). How do employers perceive the immigration process? How do employers navigate Canada’s immigration system? This report will discuss employer perceptions of immigration policy effectiveness and how those perceptions affect their subsequent hiring and retention of immigrants.
Full Report: Immigration Policy Effectiveness
Attitudes Towards Immigrants and International Students - Published January, 2021
What have Atlantic employers’ perceptions of hiring immigrants and international students over the recent medium term? This report focuses on Atlantic employers’ experiences, perceptions and outlook related to hiring immigrants and international students.
Skills Shortages and Hiring Challenges - Published January, 2021
Introduction: How did Atlantic employers experience skills and labour shortages over the recent medium-term? What kinds of hiring opportunities or challenges do they anticipate over the next few years? This report focuses on Atlantic employers’ experiences and perceptions and outlook related to skills and labour shortages and hiring.
Full Report: Skills Shortages and Hiring Challenges
Business & Employment Growth - Published January, 2021
Introduction: How do Atlantic employers see the regional economy and their businesses growing over the medium- term? This paper is the first in a series of five reports on the results of a survey of 801 employers across Atlantic Canada on hiring, retention, immigration and economic growth. This report focuses on Atlantic employers’ perceptions and outlook related to economic and business growth.
Full Report: Business & Employment Growth