Atlantic Canada’s labour force has declined by 30,700 between 2012 and 2018 largely due to retiring baby boomers. The region’s unemployment rate has also declined to a record low leading to an increase in the number of employers struggling to find workers. Rising immigration is providing only partial relief. Employers and policy makers need to take a multi-faceted approach to address the declining labour force.
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