Foreign assignments increasing, along with employee resistance

Overcoming impediments to relocation means easing concerns about family issues, career planning, international security
By Stephen Cryne
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 09/28/2004

Canadians are working outside of the country in increasing numbers. Data from the 2001 Census show that more than 68,000 Canadians had a place of work outside of the country, an increase of about 20 per cent from the 1996 census. And, as Canada continues to play a growing role in an expanding global marketplace, there is every expectation that the need for Canadian talent to work abroad will grow.

In the Canadian Employee Relocation Council’s most recent

Survey of Corporate Relocation Policie