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 are exploring how this spectrum has changed since 1981. We are also examining the policies that both drive employment-related mobility and influence its effects on employers, workers and their families and home and host communities. We are interviewing and conducting surveys with 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 seven Canadian provinces. We are also looking at how changes in mobility patterns relate to larger-scale changes in the nature of work, competitiveness and prosperity.
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Ensuring that our research reaches a wide and diverse audience is important to us, but can be a challenge. Read about some of the ways On the Move Partnership researcher Dr. Sara Dorow has shared her research knowledge creatively and collaboratively here.Top ^