• Dorow, Sara, Marcella S. Cassiano and Chad Doerksen. January 2015. “Live-in Caregivers in Fort McMurray: A Socioeconomic Footprint.” About: This report looks at live-in caregivers (foreign nationals living in Canadian homes and employed to provide child or adult care) in the context of the oil sands region of northern Alberta. The report illuminates the importance of paid caregivers to the ability of the local workforce to keep up with the demands of employment and family, and examines caregivers’ work experiences, life plans, and views on Canada’s immigration policies.
• Walsh, Deatra, Mary-Dan Johnston and Christine Saulnier. January 7, 2015.”Great Expectations: Opportunities and Challenges for Young Workers in Newfoundland and Labrador.” Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives: NS. About: This report draws on the experience and insights of youth and employers, and serves as a check-in on the extensive research previously undertaken to develop a Youth Retention and Attraction Strategy for the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. It identifies clear tensions between the needs and expectations of young workers and employers’ ability to create opportunities and working environments to deal with such challenges. See also www.policyalternatives.ca.
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