Future Of Skilled Labor Force In Canada And Atlantic Canada: Attracting And Retaining International Students To Fill The Skills Gap
ARGEIAD held a public outreach event on February 10, 2023.
Title: Future of Skilled Labor Force in Canada and Atlantic Canada: Attracting and Retaining International Students to fill the skills gap.
This one-day event featured two keynote speakers, Dr. Mikal Skuterud of University of Waterloo and Dr. Feng Hou of Statistics Canada.
Presentations from the day:
Global mobility after the pandemic
Date: September 29, 2021
9:30 AM / ADT via Zoom (See the event recording)
Speaker: Klaus F. Zimmermann, President, Global Labor Organization (GLO)
COVID-19 has challenged the way humanity is organizing global welfare through cooperation and the division of work. Key causes of the spread of the virus have been the conditions of human mobility and exchange. The ultimate solution had been to restrict such mobility. Among the response mechanisms were home-work and internet collaborations.
What are the long term consequences after the end of the pandemic? Will this end globalization? Or cause a faster transition into the future of work? And will the pandemic ever come fully to an end?
This lecture will delve deeper into these above questions. It will work out the importance of migration and mobility for the creation of human welfare and development through the law of the division of work. It will review the experiences with the "Spanish Flu", which early in the 20th century contributed to the end of the largely globalized world existing at the time before World War I. Will history repeat? It will then study the experiences we have so far with the mobility consequences of the pandemic and which innovations are under way dealing with it. The conclusions will speculate about the consequences for the future of migration.
Metropolis Summit – ARGEIAD workshop
Date: November 16, 2020
Webinar: Immigration in Maritime Provinces: New realities, policy challenges posed by the current pandemic and response
Webinar Oct. 29, 2020
This panel comprised policy makers from each Maritime province who discussed current immigration trends (Permanent Residents, Temporary Foreign Workers, International Students, Refugees), challenges posed by the current pandemic, policy adaptation / initiatives to address these challenges. Policy initiatives to attract and retain new immigrants were also discussed as population aging continues to present its own labour market challenges for the region. This panel generated discussion among virtual presenters and audiences which included service provider organizations, university administrators, academicians (faculty and students) and policymakers from across Atlantic Canada (federal and provincial). It also opened up new ideas for researchers in the field of regional immigration.
- ARGEIAD Event - Agenda - Oct. 2020 (PDF)
- ARGEIAD Event Panelists - Oct. 2020 (PDF)
- ARGEIAD Event - NB Presentation - Oct. 2020 (PDF)
- ARGEIAD Event - NS Presentation - Oct. 2020 (PDF)
- ARGEIAD Event - PEI Presentation - Oct. 2020 (PDF)
Atlantic Research Group - Regional Events 2019
Download summary reports of events here:
Immigration & Sustainable Development Conference - Newfoundland and Labrador
January 2019. Report prepared by Kerri Neil
Les immigrantes et les immigrants francophones en Acadie du Nouveau-Brunswick
February 25, 2019.
(English follows in same file: THE FRANCOPHONES IMMIGRANTS IN L’ACADIE DU NOUVEAU-BRUNSWICK : ISSUES AND CHALLENGES TO WELCOMING)
A Community Forum on Immigration, Mobility and Economy
March 15, 2019
The Relative Academic Achievement of International Students - Zoom Webinar
Date: Thursday, July 9, 2020
Economics Webinar: The Relative Academic Achievement of International Students: Evidence from an ON University will be presented by Dr. Mikal Skuterud of the Department of Economics, University of Waterloo on Thursday, July 9th, 2:30-4:00 pm via Zoom. Register by emailing: Jigme.Choerab@smu.ca
The Relative Academic Achievement of International Students: Evidence from an Ontario University
Mikal Skuterud is a full-time professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Waterloo and is affiliated with the Canadian Labour Economics Forum (CLEF) and the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA). He received his PhD in Economics from McMaster University. His research interests include: the labour market integration of immigrants, labour market policies that influence hours of work, and the economics of trade unions. His work has appeared in the American Economic Review, the Journal of Labor Economics, and the Canadian Journal of Economics and has received national media coverage in the New York Times and the Globe and Mail.
Master of Applied Economics (MAE) Program and the Atlantic Research Group on Economics of Immigration Aging and Diversity (ARGEIAD)
Please register (for free) by emailing Jigme.Choerab@smu.ca