The mobility of labour force is an issue of concern for most communities, urban or rural. Economic growth depends on communities’ capability of attracting skilled and knowledgeable workers. Little information and research effort has been allocated to study migration at this level of geography.
This is a brief overview of the commuting flow changes presented by the 2011 National Household Survey (NHS) compared to the 2006 Census data for three economically polarizing locations in Elgin, Middlesex and Oxford (EMO) counties: London, St. Thomas, and Woodstock. The major themes dominating the commuting landscape of these locations are:
November 21, 2013 | Last Updated:
Nov 21 1:49 PM ET OTTAWA — The number of Canadian workers migrating between provinces in search of jobs has hit its highest level in almost 25 years, according to a Bank of Montreal analysis.
Most are heading to Alberta and Saskatchewan, and leaving from British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada, the study shows.