Canada is increasingly moving towards a high-skilled, knowledge economy yet not enough Canadians are graduating from programs to meet employers’ needs. At the same time baby boomers are aging and Canada’s population growth increasingly comes from immigration.
Immigrants made up 19.8 per cent of the Canadian population in 2006, up from 15.6 per cent 20 years earlier. Statistics Canada predicts the proportion will reach 22 per cent by 2017.
Business is going well at Germany’s SMEs. But a shortage of qualified workers presents a serious cloud on the horizon. Could the current refugee influx prove the silver lining?
As Europe’s refugee crisis continues to evolve, offers of assistance have been complemented by a broad-based response from the business community, writes migration expert Khalid Koser. This mobilization highlights not only the role that the private sector can play in managing migration, but also the importance of extending this engagement beyond the response to the immediate crisis.
Talent is moving around the world faster than ever before. Countries that remain open to it are building a competitive edge.
Gord Nixon, President and CEO of RBC talks about the importance of immigration to Canada’s identity and economy, and how we must move beyond diversity to inclusion to leverage our individual and collective strengths.
Skills and talents of newcomers can lead to exciting new Ottawa based business ventures, creating jobs and growing the region’s economic base.
IEC-BC argues it is a critical time close the skills and labour gap by thinking differently about attracting and retaining skilled talent from around the world — seeing skilled immigrants as the solution.
Immigrants accounted for two-thirds of Canada’s population growth from 2006 to 2011 and are one solution to the skills shortages facing many Canadian organizations.
Employers who ensure their planning and sourcing strategies reach skilled immigrant communities expand their opportunities to source the best talent.
The future growth of the Canadian labour market depends on skilled immigrants as baby boomers retire and birth rates fall.