The On the Move Partnership will produce the first comprehensive study of the spectrum of employment-related mobility in Canada from extended daily travel to long distance travel and related absence from home. Using the Canadian census, we will explore how this spectrum has changed since 1981. We will also examine the policies that both drive employment-related mobility and influence its effects on employers, workers and their families and home and host communities. We will interview employers (large and small-scale), human resource managers, unions, local governments, employees and their households, and home and host communities (rural and urban) in multiple sectors and 7 Canadian provinces. We will also look at how changes in mobility patterns relate to larger-scale changes in the nature of work, competitiveness and prosperity.
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