No Time to Impede Labour Mobility: The Case for Efficient Cross-Border Markets and Skill Mobility in the Great Lakes Region
June 28, 2017 | J.D. Snyder
Access to talent now ranks as a top priority for corporate executives, globally and in the Great Lakes Region, as sectors look to fill labor market gaps caused by an aging population and a growing shortage of skilled laborers. Employment driven migration, as a result, is increasingly becoming a critical policy issue for government in countries like U.S. and Canada.
This report, entitled No Time to Impede – The Case for Efficient Cross-Border Markets and Skill Labour Mobility in the Great Lakes Region, lays out some key policy recommendations based on four core principles that will maintain a level playing field, including standardizing skills certification, protecting local labor markets, setting out rules and enforcement of employer conduct, and ensuring worker mobility across the border.
This paper was published by the Centre for the Great Lakes Region (CGLR), with the support of Northern Policy Institute.
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