Reports of labour shortages were widespread in Atlantic Canada prior to COVID-19 and quickly reappeared during the recovery. From small business to large exporters, digital technology firms to non-profits, construction to health care, finding talent is an issue across the economy.
Our latest report is the first in a new seriesanalyzing Atlantic Canada’s skills challenge. This initial report outlines the main causes of skills shortages, discusses the implications and offers some potential solutions to the challenge. Future reports will examine specific sectors in more depth.