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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.


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)


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.


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. 


Global Mobility of Talent Research Group

  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.


Video Clip on our Project

March 28th 2018

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).


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.


Virtual Expert Discussion

"Urban Talent Attraction and Retention"

Berlin/Moscow/Beijing, September 18, 2020

Focus on Urban Talent Magnets in Eurasia

Challenges and Opportunites of World Migration

Beijing/Geneva/Ottawa, August 25, 2020

Launch and Discussing of the 2020 World Migration Report

COVID-19 and Asian Talent Mobility to Canada

Manila and Ottawa, August 11/12, 2020 

Contribution to Metropolis Asia Webinar 

Case Study British Columbia

Vancouver and Ottawa, August 1, 2020

How can British Columbia successfully attract and retain foreign talent


Beijing and Ottawa, June 5, 2020

First Carleton-CCG Expert Discussion on Global Talent Mobility

Launch of the "Carleton-CCG Expert Discussions on Global Talent Mobility"


Launch of the Global Talent Organizations Initiative 

Paris Peace Forum, November 2019 


At the second Paris Peace Forum, our main partner organization Center for China and Globalization (CCG) launched the ‘Global Talent Organizations Initiative’. This initiative involving partners from around the world aims to enhance the governance of talent migration.



What are the impacts of COVID-19 on Global Talent Mobility?

Beijing and Ottawa, June 5, 2020

Our research group has received a new multi-year research grant from SSHRC. How do companies in leading tech clusters in Canada and China recruit and retain global talent?


Recruitment and Retention of Economic Immigrants Roundtable

October 3rd, 2019

Project Lead Participates in Paris Peace Forum

November 1st 2019

New Partnership Development Grant: Canada-China 

July 2019

Stakeholder Engagement Workshop 

Vancouver, October 24th, 2019

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

April 18th 2019

 Andréas Tibbles

Alexandra Dauncey-Elwood

Jennifer Lee

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

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


 China and Canada in the Race for Talent

June 9-11th 2018

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.


Project Panel and Talk - Metropolis Canada Conference

  March 2023

Team members Juanita Molano, Alex MacLellan, and Martin Geiger, along with Patrick MacKenzie (CEO, IEC-BC Vancouver), held a panel discussion on the Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel (CUAET) program and the integration of Ukrainian professionals into the Canadian labor market.


Project Panel and Talk - International Metropolis Conference

  September 2022

 Co-chairs Martin Geiger and Patrick MacKenzie (IEC-BC Vancouver) held a well-attended panel discussion at the International Metropolis Conference in Berlin (September 2022) on how to welcome and support highly skilled professionals from Ukraine, Belarus and Russia into the Canadian and European labor markets.


Project Panel and Talk - IMISCOE Conference Warsaw 

July 2023

 For the annual IMISCOE conference in Warsaw in July 2023, team lead Martin Geiger co-organized a panel discussion on the talent outflow drain from Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine and the impact on host countries. Team member Vera Syrakvash and Martin Geiger jointly presented the paper "Turning the Tables. New Migrations to Georgia, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan and their Development Impacts."


Project Panel and Talk -ASN Conference New York

  May 2023

 Our team member Juanita Molano presented a co-authored paper (co-authors Karina Goulordava and Martin Geiger) entitled "How to Benefit from the IT Exodus and Unexpected Talent Flows? The Labor Integration of Russian IT Specialists in Turkey," which was well received and contributed to a panel held at the Association for the Study of Nationalities World Convention, New York/USA.


Video Clip on our Project

March 2021

Learn from Olivia Dale, Stephanie Mar and Juanita Molano about our project on global talent mobility (voice-over powerpoint for high school and youth outreach)


Video Clip on our Project

April 2022

Learn from Olivia Dale, Stephanie Mar and Juanita Molano about our project on global talent mobility (voice-over powerpoint for high school and youth outreach)