Talent Mobility for Innovation


SSHRC Article

Government of Canada invests in research to identify strengths and gaps in advanced technologies, rural and urban resilience, and labour market challenges

SSHRC Imagining Canada's

Future Forum

November 16th 2017

Insights and findings from our SSHRC Knowledge Synthesis Report were shared at this important event.

SSHRC’s First Imagining Canada’s Future workshop,
May 2017

On behalf of our research team, Andrada Mihai participated in SSHRC'S workshop where she presented preliminary insights into our project on STEM migration and clusters in Canada in the recruitment of STEM migrant talent.



Andrada Mihai - upper row ; second person from the right 

 Stakeholder Engagement Workshop BC

December 15th 2017

Insights and findings from our SSHRC Knowledge Synthesis Project with relevance for British Columbia and its clusters were shared at this event.




Benefits and Drawbacks of the New Global Skills Strategy

January 15th 2018

Capelle Kane Immigration Lawyers are a premiere corporate business law firm based on Ottawa, ON. They represent both Canadian and foreign employers in their efforts to enter the Canadian labour market on both a temporary and long-term basis. As part of a professional placement, Amanda Bergmann (one of our research assistants) has helped draft a blog on the benefits and drawbacks of Canada’s new Global Skills Strategy, which will be expanded in the Federal Profile.


From left : Shayna Snucins-Earl, Martin Geiger, Amanda Bergmann

Early Researcher Award

 Our principal investigator, Martin Geiger  won the Ontario’s Early Researcher Award (ERA) 

Our project lead Dr. Geiger, recently appointed as academic advisor to CCG, joined two major events on migration policy development, organized by the Center for China and Globalization (CCG) in Beijing and Chengdu, China. CCG and our team will soon host their first international research workshop at Carleton University (July 3, 2018)


 China and Canada in the Race for Talent

June 9-11th 2018

Funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), our research team has the chance to collaborate with the Immigrant Employment Council of BC (IEC-BC) in the new project “British Columbia in the Global Race for Talent: Assessing Local Experiences and Identifying Solutions for Enhanced Policies and Practices in Talent Recruitment, Retention, and Utilization


 New Research Partnership with IEC-BC Vancouver

June 1st 2018

Canada, Asia and Europe in the Global Competition for Talent

July 3rd 2018

International Research Workshop at Carleton University in partnership with the Center for China and Globalization (CCG). Join experts from leading research centers in China and Israel for a discussion of talent mobility. 


Canada, China and the World in the Global Race for Talent 

Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, P.R. China

December 20, 2017




Project lead Prof. Geiger visited China and provided a lecture to colleagues and students at the renowned Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences (SASS). We are looking forward to collaborate with SASS in the near future. We are also happy to welcome Prof. Huang (SASS) as new senior international associate of our research team.


Listening in: Clusters and Global Talent Mobility 

March 22nd 2018

 Join our research team members Amanda Bergmann, Andreas Tibbles and Alexandra Dauncey-Elwood as they discuss their fascinating research projects. This podcast examines STEM talent recruitment and retention in Canada, China and Denmark. It was produced in collaboration with Policy Talks (B. Healy, S. Roy and J. Venkatesh).


Video Clip on our Project

March 28th 2018

  Join Risny Tan and Shayna Snucins-Earl, junior researchers with the global talent mobility project, as they present our research to high schools in Ontario.


Talent Mobility for Innovation Gives a Trans-National View of Migration Regimes for the Highly-Skilled

April 18th 2019

Dr. Helbling visits Carleton University with New Tools to Understand Migration Policies

April 18th 2019

Researchers Look Outward to Better our Understanding of High-Skilled Migration and Innovation

April 14th 2019

 Bridget Healy, Dede Huang and Risny Tan awarded Mitacs Globalink research awards to conduct research in the EU, UK and Germany


Video Clip on our Project

April 18th 2019

Join Nairah Ahmed and Samuel Morris, student assistants with the global talent mobility project, as they present project findings to high schools in Ontario.


The Mobility for Innovation team is excited to dive into the second year of research. Research placements will bring assistants to the UK, Germany, Belgium and various other places. (Photoshoot at the end of 2019 provided by Carleton University)


Second Project Year Started

January 31st 2019

New Mitacs project: UK

January 31st 2019

Congratulations to Julia Constantinescu, one of our undergraduate assistants. She has recently received a Mitacs Globalinks Research Award to study the impact of the UK's Brexit decision on high-skilled migration to the UK and the Oxfordshire tech cluster.


 Andréas Tibbles

Alexandra Dauncey-Elwood

Jennifer Lee

New Mitacs projects: China, Denmark, Israel

July 17th 2018

Our colleagues Alexandra, Andréas, and Jennifer have become the recipients of the Mitacs Globalink Research Award, which supports student in conducting empirical research abroad. They will be going to such countries as Denmark, China, and Israel to continue their work as researchers.