This paper examines the intersection of the increasing adoption of remote work in Canada and Canada's ambitious immigration targets aimed at tackling growing demographic and labour challenges.
The authors explored this intersection through four lenses: immigrants themselves, federal immigration policy, provinces, territories, and municipalities, and employers. Researchers indicated "that the impact of remote work on immigration is still in its earliest stages and has been mostly unstudied as a result. Nevertheless, drawing from the existing literature and interviews with industry experts, community leaders, and immigrants themselves, this paper offers recommendations on possible policy actions, as well as several suggested areas for future research."
The authors framed the discussion with these points:
Recommendations Regarding Federal Immigration Policy:
Recommendations Regarding Provinces, Territories, and Municipalities:
Recommendations Regarding Employers:
In this presentation the authors share their report findings:
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