Emerging leaders leave Toronto for better opportunities

Work-life balance, career advancement key for attracting expats home
|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 07/23/2010

Toronto’s emerging leaders and innovators are leaving the city for better career and educational opportunities but could be attracted back, according to a report.

The Toronto Homecoming Working Group, part of the Toronto City Summit Alliance’s Emerging Leaders Network (ELN), conducted five focus groups in Toronto, New York, London and San Francisco, followed by an online survey of 84 people living abroad and 59 people living in Toronto.

“Our research shows that people who have lived and been educated in Toronto want to stay here, but they are being lured away by better career and educational opportunities,” said Andrew Graham, chair of the Toronto Homecoming Working Group.