• Butters, Leanna, Sandrine Jean, Kelly Vodden and Sherine Khattab. January 2017. “Forum on Housing and the Mobile Workforce in Newfoundland and Labrador: Final Report.” St. John’s: Memorial University of Newfoundland. About: This report, which draws on a multi-partner forum held in St. John’s, NL, April 2015, discusses housing-related pressures for NL communities in the context of employment-related geographical mobility (E-RGM) as well as the impacts of the economic downturn on housing and labour markets. The report is divided in 2 sections. Section A offers a background to the forum. It includes literature review of E-RGM and housing-related impacts within and outside of Canada and NL and print media review on how E-RGM has impacted housing in the province. It also includes preliminary findings from the On the Move Partnership as justification for the need to better understand the impact of E-RGM on housing in the context of NL. Section B offers a summary of findings from the housing forum itself. It follows three key themes: 1) Housing market trends: construction, real estate, rentals and renovations; 2) Affordable housing and housing affordability for mobile workers and in communities affected by employment-related geographical mobility; and 3) Community experiences, implications for planning and policy.
• Lamarche, Lucie, Jill Hanley, Dominique J. Noel and Benjamin Christensen. July 2016. “‘And when a worker’s not working?’ Income security (welfare and pensions) for mobile workers in Canada.” Report prepared for the Policy Component of On the Move. About: The authors provide a basic overview of the welfare and pension income security options available to workers who are (or have been) on the move in Canada and look at the legislative frameworks and the limited academic literature that address eligibility for and practical access to income security benefits for such workers. This paper is divided into three parts: access to welfare benefits; access to public pensions (i.e. Old Age Security, Guaranteed Income Supplement and the Canada and Quebec Pension Plans; and, finally, access to private pensions.
• Dorow, Sara. June 2016. “Caregiver Policy in Canada and Experiences after the Wildfire: Perspectives of Caregivers in Fort McMurray.” About: The main aim of this report is to inform policymakers and the public about live-in caregivers’ perspectives on the policies and procedures that affect their lives. The focus of the report is on caregivers in Fort McMurray, Alberta who are in Canada as temporary foreign workers. Results are based on two surveys: 1) a January 2016 survey of caregivers’ views of, and experiences with, current government policies and procedures (especially changes implemented in November 2014), and 2) a brief follow-up study with a sub-sample of survey participants regarding the effects of the May 2016 Fort McMurray wildfire. Issues affecting caregivers are exacerbated and exposed by the events of the fire and the oil price collapse.
• Mills, Suzanne and Anne St-Amand. October 2015. “I Wanted a Career, Not a Job”: First Nations and Métis Employment in the Construction of the Lower Mattagami River Project. About: This report examines employment in the construction of a hydro complex in Northern Ontario and includes a section on mobility and worker perspectives.
• 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.
•Hall, Heather. October 2014. “Regional Development, Nickel Processing & Labour Mobility: A Comparison of Sudbury, Ontario, and Long Harbour, NL”. Working Paper for the 2014 Faculty of Arts Postdoctoral Fellowship and the Nickel Processing Component of the On The Move Partnership.