Getting people moving

What incentives work best for relocations, especially for millennials?
By Stephen Cryne
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 11/28/2018
The proportion of working Canadians that would relocate increases significantly if more incentives and the right conditions are on offer. Josep Suria/Shutterstock

Not unlike employers in many parts of the world today, Canadian firms are finding it increasingly difficult to hire the talent they need to meet business objectives.

Fifty-five per cent of industry executives said finding appropriately skilled workers in local labour markets was a top skills-related challenge, according to a 2017 survey of 353 organizations by IBM. And 41 per cent of employers are having difficulty filling vacancies, according to a 2018 survey of nearly 2,000 employers by Manpower Canada.

With a continued shift to a knowledge-based economy and an aging workforce, that challenge is expected to grow.