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Keeping international students in Atlantic Canada: EduNova’s big experiment

Why don’t a quality education, strong language skills and an open work permit guarantee success in Atlantic Canada? Fewer international graduates stay in this region after graduation than any other. Students and their advocates tell KELLY TOUGHILL what can be done to counter the trend.

Date: Monday April 15, 2019


Opinion: The danger of over-selling the Canadian dream to international students

Canada is becoming dependent on the economic stimulus of international students, writes KELLY TOUGHILL, but are we promising more than we can deliver? Many international students will face difficulties adjusting to Canadian academic systems, finding work, making friends and securing permanent resident status.

Date: Monday April 15, 2019


Atlantic Newsletter #2: What we can learn from refugees’ success in Atlantic Canada

In this second edition of our Atlantic Immigration & Revitalization Newsletter, PPF research associate Kelly Toughill talks to leaders and refugees across Atlantic Canada to understand what we can learn from their higher retention rates and overall success

Date: Monday March 4, 2019


Canada’s China puzzle: We need a national discussion

...Trump adds a layer of erraticism. Contrast this with China, the second-largest economy in the world and growing at three times the pace of the United States. Canada has long-standing...

Date: Thursday June 29, 2017


Sean Speer joins PPF as Fellow in Residence

The Public Policy Forum is pleased to announce that Sean Speer is joining Canada’s leading non-partisan think tank as a Fellow in Residence.

Date: Tuesday April 2, 2019


How Atlantic Canada businesses keep their foreign workers

Whether they wear steel-toed boots or ballet slippers, workers from abroad are in high demand in Atlantic Canada. As Kelly Toughill found, successful companies have learned that keeping recruits happy requires more than a paycheque

Date: Wednesday March 21, 2018


Canada and the OECD: 50 years of converging interests

...committed to democracy and the market economy in order to provide an open forum and source of expertise to support economic growth and enhanced co-operation. For 50 years Canada has...

Date: Monday December 5, 2011


Canada’s economic future depends on critical choices in the face of disruption

...emerge as a result of pervasive technological disruption. Canada is at a critical period in its history and must make big decisions on how to grow its economy while confronting...

Date: Tuesday April 25, 2017


Competitiveness: Canada leads in AI, but lags in innovation, skills and capital

...said. “You don’t have to be a geek programmer, but you need to know a little bit about tech to participate in the digital economy.” “At the end of the...

Date: Tuesday April 25, 2017


Building a Dynamic Future: The Next Generation of Public Service Talent

...that are able to offer secure employment in an increasingly uncertain economy. Across every region, financial security was an important consideration for young professionals making major life decisions, from purchasing...

Date: Wednesday June 7, 2017


For Acadians, newcomers are economic saviours but linguistic threats

The Acadian shore of Nova Scotia is one of many rural areas of Atlantic Canada betting its future on immigration. But even French-speaking newcomers aren’t a solution to preserving the area’s Francophone heart.

Date: Thursday June 6, 2019


The Next-Level Border: Advancing Technology & Expanding Trade

This report summarizes what was heard at two roundtables on how to enhance the Canada-U.S. border with tech to facilitate trade. 

Date: Monday July 30, 2018


One-on-One: Perry Bellegarde

...that “closing this gap is really in the best interests of Canada.” “Canada’s economy is based on land” Bellegarde tied economic development to Indigenous property, saying “from an Indigenous perspective,...

Date: Wednesday October 19, 2016


Sustainable Finance Roundtable Series Summary

How can Canada align financial policies and practices to climate change and sustainable development goals? This report summarizes five roundtables hosted by PPF and the Ivey Foundation with experts across Canada.

Date: Thursday January 31, 2019


Diversification not Dependence: A Made-in-Canada China Strategy

Canada can truly diversify its trade and break its dependence on a single partner by pursuing a strategy built on sectoral trade agreements with China. 

Date: Thursday October 11, 2018


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