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PPF Atlantic Summit 2018

The Public Policy Forum’s 2018 Atlantic Summit is the first major initiative in a 3-year project. From 2018-2020 we will conduct research, engage communities and decision makers, and work to support the momentum building behind the Atlantic Growth Strategy. The focus of our first year has been on demographics and the role of immigration as one approach to attract, and keep, the talented people who make Atlantic Canada home.

Date: Thursday May 24, 2018


Changes to Atlantic Immigration Pilot praised, but more are needed

Revealing the list of employers authorized to bring immigrants to Canada through the Atlantic Immigration Pilot is an important first step in combating immigration fraud.

Date: Tuesday December 11, 2018


PPF’s new Atlantic newsletter tracks immigration and employment

Atlantic Canada faces profound demographic changes that challenge its future prosperity and economic sustainability. With a new email newsletter, the Public Policy Forum will keep you up to date on our three-year research project on immigrant retention and labour market revitalization in the region and share other timely research and articles.

Date: Thursday December 13, 2018


Atlantic Immigration Pilot by the numbers

More than 3,000 job offers had been made through the program by the end of October 2018, but only 1,202 workers, spouses and children were granted permanent residency through the program in the same period. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada is trying to speed up the pace of permanent residency admissions.

Date: Thursday December 13, 2018


Can refugees help save PEI’s way of life?

Some employers and advocates want Canada to recruit refugees to fill local labour shortages, Kelly Toughill reports. Others worry that would dilute the humanitarian mission of resettling the world’s most vulnerable citizens.

Date: Monday March 4, 2019


The People Imperative: Strategies to Grow Population and Prosperity in Atlantic Canada

Atlantic Canada is taking action to rebuild its aging and slow-growing population: The region needs to attract - and keep - more newcomers.

Date: Sunday March 18, 2018


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


Mill town’s struggle reveals rural areas’ unique immigration challenges

A small influx of foreign workers has sparked sharp reactions in Chipman, New Brunswick. Many see the newcomers as potential saviours of a town headed toward extinction. Others see them as competitors for local jobs. In between, a handful of immigrant families are trying to figure out how to feel at home. The challenges of immigration in small communities are different than in cities, both for newcomers and for local residents. Solving them may be key to the future prosperity of rural Atlantic Canada.

Date: Thursday June 6, 2019


Pulling up roots: Bhutanese exodus from Halifax offers clues to why newcomers stay or go

The disappearance of Bhutanese from Halifax is discouraging to those who believe the future of Atlantic Canada is tied to increased immigration, but it is also an opportunity to look at the factors that encourage newcomers to take root – and the factors that lead them away.

Date: Wednesday December 12, 2018


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


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


Opinion: Provinces should be able to nominate siblings and cousins of newcomers

Our immigration system pits family reunification against Canada’s economic needs. That’s short-sighted and counterproductive, argues Kelly Toughill

Date: Monday March 4, 2019


Revitalizing Atlantic Canada: immigration and the labour market

...shrinks, where should efforts to reinvigorate the area be focused? And how is immigration part of the long-term solution? While some areas – Halifax and Moncton, for instance – are...

Date: Monday March 12, 2018


PPF conference in Fredericton focuses on immigration; Atlantic Dinner features first Frank McKenna Awards

...Premier Frank McKenna and ACOA President Francis McGuire, will gather in Fredericton on March 21 to confront the challenges of immigration and immigrant retention at the Public Policy Forum’s Atlantic...

Date: Monday March 19, 2018


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


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