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The City Brand: Champion of Immigrant Integration or Empty Marketing Tool?

IEC-BCIn the NewsAug 27, 2014

How can cities balance the twin goals of attracting skilled residents to fuel new growth while creating a "diversity-proof" identity, especially in a context of social inequality and high turnover? A report from the Migration Policy Institute explores the relationship between marketing and communications campaigns, immigration, and processes of immigrant integration.

TD Report: Policies that increase immigration of skilled workers would work to improve labour supply and increase productivity growth

IEC-BCIn the NewsAug 15, 2014

Canada’s labour force will be subject to the same aging effect as in the United States and by 2018, potential real GDP growth is expected to slow to 1.8% in Canada. 

Policy reform that increases immigration, particularly of skilled workers, and facilitates the recognition of foreign credentials, could help to improve labour supply and labour productivity growth. 

Data predict 13,000 job openings in carpentry in B.C. over the next decade

IEC-BCIn the NewsJul 28, 2014

There will be more than 13,000 new job openings in carpentry over the next decade, according to current labour-market data. 

More than 16,000 transport truck drivers needed in B.C. by 2022

IEC-BCIn the NewsJul 22, 2014

British Columbia’s skilled work force is expected to undergo an invisible shift in coming years as the pool of younger workers becomes smaller than the number of aging workers who have their eye on retirement. In a 10-part series, The Globe and Mail looks at the 10 jobs expected to be in highest demand in B.C. in the next decade.  Transport truck driver is expected to be the second most in-demand skilled job in B.C. over the next decade; 16,300 will be needed by 2022, according to government statistics.

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