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Canada’s tech sector, in particular, is in need of highly skilled tech workers if it’s to maintain momentum. (ukblacktech.com)

COVID-19 is disrupting the migration of new talent to Canada

To ensure foreign workers continue to view Canada as a place to live and work, the government must find a way to keep borders open to all workers essential to the post-pandemic economic recovery.
Canadian companies say there’s a shortage of skilled workers, but are they investing in training? (Shutterstock)

Is Canada’s skills shortage real, or are businesses to blame?

Canadian firms say there's a dire shortage of skilled workers. But recent studies suggest they're not investing in training, apparently expecting universities to train their employees for them.
Healthcare workers tend to think that women are better than men at the job and that there is a bias in favour of women. Julian Smith/AAP

Gender quotas can work but it depends on how employees feel about them

The effect of gender quotas on an organisation's performance depends on employee's attitude towards quotas, which in turn depends on the labour market environment.

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