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PPF Atlantic Summit 2018

The Public Policy Forum’s 2018 Atlantic Summit is the first major initiative in a 3-year project. From 2018-2020 we will conduct research, engage communities and decision makers, and work to support the momentum building behind the Atlantic Growth Strategy. The focus of our first year has been on demographics and the role of immigration as one approach to attract, and keep, the talented people who make Atlantic Canada home.

Date: Thursday May 24, 2018

How Atlantic Canada businesses keep their foreign workers

Whether they wear steel-toed boots or ballet slippers, workers from abroad are in high demand in Atlantic Canada. As Kelly Toughill found, successful companies have learned that keeping recruits happy requires more than a paycheque

Date: Wednesday March 21, 2018

The People Imperative: Strategies to Grow Population and Prosperity in Atlantic Canada

Atlantic Canada is taking action to rebuild its aging and slow-growing population: The region needs to attract - and keep - more newcomers.

Date: Sunday March 18, 2018

Revitalizing Atlantic Canada: immigration and the labour market

...shrinks, where should efforts to reinvigorate the area be focused? And how is immigration part of the long-term solution? While some areas – Halifax and Moncton, for instance – are...

Date: Monday March 12, 2018

PPF conference in Fredericton focuses on immigration; Atlantic Dinner features first Frank McKenna Awards

...Premier Frank McKenna and ACOA President Francis McGuire, will gather in Fredericton on March 21 to confront the challenges of immigration and immigrant retention at the Public Policy Forum’s Atlantic...

Date: Monday March 19, 2018

Former N.B. premier says future of Atlantic Canada reliant on immigration

“I don’t think it’s overly dramatic to say the future of Atlantic Canada is at stake,” former N.B. Premier Frank McKenna told the crowd of business leaders and academics at PPF's Atlantic Summit in Fredericton. His concern over the dwindling population of the region is buoyed by optimism about recent action taken by the four provinces and the federal government.

Date: Wednesday March 21, 2018

TOP TAKEAWAYS | The day in 5 minutes

...Immigration is crucial for talent acquisition and a central driver in economic growth. Canada will fall further behind in the global economic pecking order unless it boosts its immigration levels....

Date: Thursday October 13, 2016

One-on-One: Navdeep Bains and John Manley on innovation

The government needs to “change the conversation” and do a better job at explaining how immigration creates jobs, rather than takes them away, he said. Bains said immigration success stories...

Date: Wednesday October 19, 2016

Immigrants aren’t job killers, they’re job creators — and they want to come to Canada

The Canada brand has never been hotter, but the immigration question brings with it complexities ranging from language obstacles and the provision of sufficient housing, to ensuring we’re equipping our...

Date: Tuesday April 25, 2017

Bringing Innovation to Life: Innovation-Based Growth In Canadian Life Sciences

Canada’s economic future will be driven by globally competitive companies working at the forefront of knowledge and technology. These companies are built on innovation and skills, cornerstones of economic growth and prosperity. Canada enjoys significant advantages in these areas, but must not be complacent as countries around the world are driving their own economic growth through significant investments in research, innovation and skills.

Date: Wednesday January 3, 2018

The Next-Level Border: Advancing Technology & Expanding Trade

This report summarizes what was heard at two roundtables on how to enhance the Canada-U.S. border with tech to facilitate trade. 

Date: Monday July 30, 2018

Conference Recap: PPF Atlantic Summit

The summit, which attracted hundreds from around Atlantic Canada, kicked off PPF’s three-year policy research project on Atlantic revitalization, with a special focus on newcomer retention.

Date: Wednesday March 28, 2018

The Promise and Pitfalls of the Internet of Things in Canada

...for ICT broadly and IoT specifically. Governments and the private sector must pay close attention to both immigration and departures for opportunities in other countries. For the former, this includes...

Date: Friday December 16, 2016

Marta Morgan

Marta Morgan is Deputy Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship and previously served as Associate Deputy Minister of Finance. Before her appointment, she was Assistant Deputy Minister, Industry Sector, and...

Date: Friday November 10, 2017

China and Canada in an Era of Global Disruption

...lowest in G-7 Productivity-enhancing levers Focussing on innovation: building innovation superclusters; creating world class technology hubs; focus on entrepreneurship; financing for scaling-up start-ups. Attracting top global talent: increasing immigration and...

Date: Tuesday December 19, 2017

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