On the Move Partnership

Employment-Related Geographical Mobility

The On the Move Partnership is a 7-year national scale research study with international links, which will look comparatively at the spectrum of employment-related geographical mobility and its consequences for workers, families, employers, communities, and Canadian municipal, provincial and federal governments.

On the Move was launched in December 2012 and is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Newfoundland and Labrador Research Development Corporation, the Canada Foundation for Innovation and numerous universities and partners.

For more information, please visit the official website for the On the Move Partnership.



Grzywacz, J., Lipscomb, H., Casanova, V., Neis, B., Fraser, C., Monaghan, P., & Vallejos, Q. (2013).  Organization of work in the agricultural, forestry, and fishing sector in the US Southeast: Implications for immigrant workers' occupational safety and health.  American Journal of Industrial Medicine, 56(8), 925-939.

Vincent, C., & Neis, B. (2011).  Work and family life: Parental work schedules and child academic achievement.  Community, Work & Family, 14(4), 449-468.

Newhook, J. T., Neis, B., Lackson, L., Roseman, S., Romanow, P., & Vincent, C. (2011).  Employment-related mobility and health of workers, families, and communities: The Canadian context.  Labour/Le Travail, 67, 121-156.

Student Theses

Fitzpatrick, K. (in progress).  Home care work in Newfoundland and Labrador: The spectrum of mobility and its consequences for Newfoundland workers, employers and communities.  Doctoral Dissertation, Faculty of Arts (Department of Sociology).  Memorial University of Newfoundland.


Walsh, D., & Ci, W. (2013).  High mobility and precariousness in Canada: Exploring the relationship among those with no fixed place of work.  Presentation to SIEF2013: Circulation.  Tartu, Estonia, June 30 - July 4.

Walsh, D., & Haan, M. (2013).  Waiting at the intersection: Examining the interplay of gender, geography and industry in Canadian long-distance commuting.  Presentation to Contemporary Issues in Long-Distance Commute Work.  Vienna, Austria, July 8-10.

Fitzpatrick, K., & Knott, C. (2013).  Session organizers for On the Move - Employment Related Geographical Mobility.  Special Session at the Canadian Association of Geographers Annual Meeting.  St. John's, NL, August 11-15.

Neis, B., & Canning, A. (1012).  Employment-related mobility and worker health and safety: Pathways of influence.  Presentation to the Canadian Association for Research in Work and Health (CARWH) Annual Conference.  Vancouver, BC, June 1-2.

Smith, A., & Stavely, J. (2012).  Towards an ethnography of mobile tourist industry workers in Banff National Park.  Presentation to the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Anthropological Society.  Edmonton, AB, May 8-11.

Gerrard, S. (2012).  Session organizer for Current Empirical, Theoretical and Methodological Perspectives.  Special Session at the International Symposium on Gender and Mobility.  Tromsø, Norway, June 18-20.

Neis, B. (2011).  On the move: Gender, employment-related mobility and fisheries.  Presentation to Women's Worlds 2011.  Ottawa, ON, July 3-7.

Power, N. (2011).  Gendered (im)mobility: The experiences and understandings of mobility among youth in Newfoundland coastal communities.  Presentation to Women's Worlds 2011.  Ottawa, ON, July 3-7.

Roseman, S., Neis, B., Fitzpatrick, K., Gardner-Barber, P., & Jackson, L. (2011).  Towards a feminist theoretical framework for analyzing employment-related geographical mobility.  Presentation to Women's Worlds 2011.  Ottawa, ON, July 3-7.

Fitzpatrick, K. (2010).  In sickness and in health: A critical literature review of Canadian home case workers' health issues.  Poster presented at the Canadian Association for Research on Work and Health (CARWH) Annual Conference.  Toronto, ON, May 28.

Neis, B. (2009).  Multiple lives: Work-related mobility, sex, gender, and health - Framework for a new research initiative.  Web conference presented to the CIHR Team in Gender, Environment and Health.  November.

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