There's no place like home

55 per cent of Canadians won't relocate – regardless of incentives
By Liz Bernier
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 05/30/2014

It’s a problem that’s cited often when we talk about the “skills mismatch”: Unemployed workers aren’t always ready and willing to relocate to where the jobs are.

A new study sheds further light on that phenomenon, suggesting less than half of the workforce could be convinced to move for a job.

Fifty-five per cent of Canadians said they won’t relocate for work, regardless of the incentives offered, according to an Ipsos Reid survey of more than 2,000 people, commissioned by the Toronto-based Canadian Employee Relocation Council (CERC).