Atlantic Canada fights to hire, retain workers

HR practitioners across the country would be wise to take notice: Expert
By Marcel Vander Wier
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 06/01/2018
Halifax
The Maritimes (Halifax above) lag far behind the rest of Canada in terms of immigration retention, according to a report. Credit: Henryk Sadura (Shutterstock)

Finding and keeping workers in Atlantic Canada has become more difficult than ever.

And if a long-term solution is to be found, the region needs to become more than just a stopover for immigrants, according to a report released in March by the Public Policy Forum, a think tank in Ottawa.

At present, the Maritimes lag far behind the rest of Canada in terms of immigrant retention, it said.