Is your organization concerned about where you will find talent in the future? The Canadian Employee Relocation Council (CERC) shares that concern.
According to Employment and Social Development Minister Jason Kenney, “The growing skills gap is one of the biggest challenges facing Canada.” We believe greater mobility of Canadians could bridge some of that gap.
In a survey published by the Canadian Council of Chief Executives (CCCE) earlier this year “Over one third of the companies experiencing a shortage of skills believe the cause to be that Canadians are reluctant to move for work.”
That finding is supported by a March 2014 survey of 2,000 Canadians, conducted by CERC in partnership with Ipsos Public Research, which reported “54% (I in 2) of Canadians will not move for employment under any circumstances.”
According to TD Economics “Interprovincial migration is a net gain for Canada as skill sets are aligned with more productive markets pushing provincial and national output higher.” And yet, Interprovincial mobility is at an all-time low of less than one per cent of the population and we don’t see that situation changing any time soon.
Sadly, Canada lacks a cohesive strategy to facilitate interprovincial mobility – and we want to change that.
I invite you to join with other business leaders, government officials and policy researchers as we discuss Canada’s growing skills gap and explore how increased mobility can bridge some of that shortfall, and help your organization meet its future talent needs.
Given the objectives of the day, space is limited to just 25 business leaders.
The Canadian Employee Relocation Council (CERC) is Canada’s business authority on talent mobility. As a non-profit organization of employers, CERC represents the interests of leading organizations across Canada that relocate their employees for employment purposes both domestically and internationally.
CERC is undertaking several research projects to improve labour mobility in Canada. We simply cannot deliver the quality of programs such as the one we have planned for November 27th, and complete the research we are undertaking, without the generosity of companies such as Fluor, PCL Constructors Inc. and many others. We are seeking financial support for this important work, that will enable us to complete these worthwhile endeavours that will make a difference to Canada’s future prosperity. If you would like to add your financial support please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org