2020-02-07 12:00:00 2020-02-07 15:30:00 America/Los_Angeles Nova Scotia Employer Consultation: Finding and Retaining Skilled Workers Nova Scotia,

Friday February 7, 2020
12:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Nova Scotia

Employers across Atlantic Canada are facing labour and skill shortages. Retention of young people and newcomers in the region remains a challenge, and many people who relocate elsewhere in Canada report jobs as a leading cause for their decision to move away. To truly understand the issues that Atlantic Canada is facing, PPF and Professor Tony Fang from Memorial University are conducting a roundtable discussion in Nova Scotia to learn about employer experiences and priorities regarding hiring and retaining skilled workers.
About the Event

The Public Policy Forum (PPF) and Professor Tony Fang from Memorial University are conducting a roundtable discussion on employer experiences and priorities regarding hiring and retaining skilled workers, including newcomers to Nova Scotia.

Employers across Atlantic Canada are facing labour and skill shortages. Retention of young people and newcomers in the region remains a challenge, and many people who relocate elsewhere in Canada report jobs as a leading cause for their decision to move away.

To this end, PPF’s broader research initiatives aim to develop a deep understanding of Atlantic Canadian hiring and retention challenges, especially pertaining to immigrant workers. This cross-sector roundtable focused on industry and labour needs, combined with statistical labour analysis tailored to each Atlantic province will:

  • Identify current provincial labour-market conditions and the hiring and retention challenges that employers experience;
  • Examine factors influencing employers’ decision to hire immigrants; and,
  • Identify measures to improve skills matching and retention of skilled workers.

Your input will help in the development of a report tailored to the current Nova Scotia context. The report will be shared with government partners, made publicly available, and the summary findings and recommendations from across Atlantic Canada will be presented at PPF’s regional Atlantic conference in spring 2020. The first summary report from St. John’s, Newfoundland, can be seen here: https://ppforum.ca/publications/hiring-and-retaining-workers-in-newfoundland-and-labrador/

If you have any questions about the consultation or the project, please do not hesitate to contact PPF’s Atlantic Revitalization project lead, Marlena Flick.

We hope that you can join us for this discussion. Your perspective and expertise will be a very welcome addition to the findings and recommendations.

By invite only.

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