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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


Changes to Atlantic Immigration Pilot praised, but more are needed

Revealing the list of employers authorized to bring immigrants to Canada through the Atlantic Immigration Pilot is an important first step in combating immigration fraud.

Date: Tuesday December 11, 2018


Atlantic Immigration Pilot by the numbers

More than 3,000 job offers had been made through the program by the end of October 2018, but only 1,202 workers, spouses and children were granted permanent residency through the program in the same period. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada is trying to speed up the pace of permanent residency admissions.

Date: Thursday December 13, 2018


PPF’s new Atlantic newsletter tracks immigration and employment

Atlantic Canada faces profound demographic changes that challenge its future prosperity and economic sustainability. With a new email newsletter, the Public Policy Forum will keep you up to date on our three-year research project on immigrant retention and labour market revitalization in the region and share other timely research and articles.

Date: Thursday December 13, 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


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


Pulling up roots: Bhutanese exodus from Halifax offers clues to why newcomers stay or go

The disappearance of Bhutanese from Halifax is discouraging to those who believe the future of Atlantic Canada is tied to increased immigration, but it is also an opportunity to look at the factors that encourage newcomers to take root – and the factors that lead them away.

Date: Wednesday December 12, 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


Putting down roots: How community gardens help immigrant retention

Cultural food security is key to how and whether immigrants take root in their new home. In Halifax, Common Roots Urban Farm was the only source of some traditional foods for newcomers, but the community garden was shut down and no one knows where – or if – it will rise again.

Date: Wednesday December 12, 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


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


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


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