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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 corrosive power of “Where are you from?”

Opinion: If Atlantic Canadians are serious about boosting immigration and making newcomers feel welcome, writes Kelly Toughill, we need to find a way to have real conversations about regional culture and the come-from-away phenomenon.

Date: Thursday June 6, 2019


Putting down roots: How community gardens help immigrant retention

Cultural food security is key to how and whether immigrants take root in their new home. In Halifax, Common Roots Urban Farm was the only source of some traditional foods for newcomers, but the community garden was shut down and no one knows where – or if – it will rise again.

Date: Wednesday December 12, 2018


Former N.B. premier says future of Atlantic Canada reliant on immigration

“I don’t think it’s overly dramatic to say the future of Atlantic Canada is at stake,” former N.B. Premier Frank McKenna told the crowd of business leaders and academics at PPF's Atlantic Summit in Fredericton. His concern over the dwindling population of the region is buoyed by optimism about recent action taken by the four provinces and the federal government.

Date: Wednesday March 21, 2018


Refugees stay put more than other newcomers do – but why?

Access to more settlement services, easier family reunification and safety are among the myriad reasons refugees tend to stay where they settle in the Maritimes, writes Kelly Toughill

Date: Monday March 4, 2019


TOP TAKEAWAYS | The day in 5 minutes

...Immigration is crucial for talent acquisition and a central driver in economic growth. Canada will fall further behind in the global economic pecking order unless it boosts its immigration levels....

Date: Thursday October 13, 2016


Bringing Innovation to Life: Innovation-Based Growth In Canadian Life Sciences

Canada’s economic future will be driven by globally competitive companies working at the forefront of knowledge and technology. These companies are built on innovation and skills, cornerstones of economic growth and prosperity. Canada enjoys significant advantages in these areas, but must not be complacent as countries around the world are driving their own economic growth through significant investments in research, innovation and skills.

Date: Wednesday January 3, 2018


Immigrants aren’t job killers, they’re job creators — and they want to come to Canada

The Canada brand has never been hotter, but the immigration question brings with it complexities ranging from language obstacles and the provision of sufficient housing, to ensuring we’re equipping our...

Date: Tuesday April 25, 2017


One-on-One: Navdeep Bains and John Manley on innovation

The government needs to “change the conversation” and do a better job at explaining how immigration creates jobs, rather than takes them away, he said. Bains said immigration success stories...

Date: Wednesday October 19, 2016


Kelly Toughill

is also the founder of Polestar Immigration Research, a media and consulting company that provides quality news, analysis and information about Canadian immigration to a range of stakeholders and institutions....

Date: Tuesday December 11, 2018


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


Conference Recap: PPF Atlantic Summit

The summit, which attracted hundreds from around Atlantic Canada, kicked off PPF’s three-year policy research project on Atlantic revitalization, with a special focus on newcomer retention.

Date: Wednesday March 28, 2018


The Promise and Pitfalls of the Internet of Things in Canada

...for ICT broadly and IoT specifically. Governments and the private sector must pay close attention to both immigration and departures for opportunities in other countries. For the former, this includes...

Date: Friday December 16, 2016


Developing Canada’s Digital-Ready Public Service

Canada’s public service has charted an ambitious information management and technology strategy, and talent is one of its pillars. Finding innovative approaches to attracting, developing, and retaining the best and brightest requires rethinking many traditional assumptions and harnessing new approaches. What can be done to attract a skilled and diverse workforce?

Date: Friday March 8, 2019


China and Canada in an Era of Global Disruption

...lowest in G-7 Productivity-enhancing levers Focussing on innovation: building innovation superclusters; creating world class technology hubs; focus on entrepreneurship; financing for scaling-up start-ups. Attracting top global talent: increasing immigration and...

Date: Tuesday December 19, 2017


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