Immigration policies affect recruitment, retention

Survey finds foreign workers an essential solution to skills shortage
||Last Updated: 03/28/2008

The majority of human resource professionals in Canada and the United States say immigration policies have affected their company's recruitment and retention strategies, according to a new Canada-U.S. report.

The report, by the Canadian Council of Human Resources Associations (CCHRA) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), found 65 per cent of Canadian HR professionals and 66 per cent of U.S. HR professionals say tougher national immigration policies have caused their companies to increase efforts to recruit and retain local talent, according to a new Canada-U.S. report.

HR professionals reported seven key actions taken by their companies as a result of tightened immigration policies: