Atlantic Research Group on Economics of Immigration, Aging and Diversity
Human Capital of Immigrants in the Economy of Atlantic Canada.
In order to address labor shortage, which is recognized as an impediment to future economic growth, provinces in Atlantic Canada are playing an important role in national immigration program. Over the past 16 years, immigrant inflows in the region have increased and immigration has become an important source of regional labour force growth. Although immigrant retention rate has also increased, it remains the lowest in the country. While immigration is viewed as an important tool to stimulate the region’s economy, economic stimulation of the region is also likely to help in increasing immigrants’ retention. This workshop presents some evidence on how human capital of immigrants is rewarded in the region and focuses around the initiatives undertaken to develop the regional economy, the role of immigration and the challenges faced by employers and regional planners.
Organizer: Ather H. Akbari, Atlantic Research Group on Economics of Immigration, Aging and Diversity, Saint Mary’s University
Ather H. Akbari, Atlantic Research Group on Economics of Immigration, Aging and Diversity, Saint Mary’s University:
Evaluation of Human Capital of Immigrants and Non-Immigrants in Labour Markets of Atlantic Canada Compared with Rest of Canada
Paul-Émile David, Analyste Principal des Politiques, Développement des politiques stratégiques:
ACOA Initiatives - Stimulating the Regional Economy
Gerry Mills, Executive Director, Immigrant Settlement Association of Nova Scotia:
Challenges and Opportunities of the Atlantic Immigration Pilot