Atlantic Research Group on Economics of Immigration, Aging and Diversity

Activities of ARGEIAD members (February – May, 2015)

  • Professors Eric Thomas and Leyla Sal made a presentation entitled “"Quand les vieillent mains se retirent: Chomâge qualitatif et dépendance de l'industrie de la transformation de fruits de mer envers les travailleurs étrangers temporaires" at the conference "L'Acadie et ses enjeux sociétaux" (April 10th) organized by the Groupe de recherche interdisciplinaire des cultures en contact at the Université de Moncton. The presentation was reported by Radio Canada International (French channel). The coverage can be found at ,  and
  • Professor Thomas’ earlier comment on Temporary Foreign Worker Program reforms was noted in “Fed’s new rules threaten $1B seafood industry, mayor says” Telegraph-Journal (NB) – April 4, 2015.
  • Professor Ather Akbari organized a workshop at the 17h annual National Metropolis conference held in Vancouver British Columbia (March 26-28, 2015). His workshop focused on the role of immigration in regional economic growth in Canada. Panelists included Ather Akbari (Saint Mary’s University), Paul-Emile David (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, ACOA) and Don J. DeVoretz (Simon Fraser University). Presentations addressed some of the initiatives undertaken by ACOA to promote economic growth in Atlantic Canada and the contributions made by the agency to promote public discussions on regional economic growth policies and economic impact of demographic change in Atlantic Canada. Empirical evidence on the role of immigration in regional economic growth in Canada was also analyzed and discussed. The audience included conference participants representing federal government, settlement services, other non-governmental organizations and academic researchers.
  • Professor Evangeline Tastsoglou’s co-edited volume The Warmth of the Welcome: Is Atlantic Canada a Home Away From Home for Immigrants?  Has been published by Cape Breton University Press (co-editors: Alexandra Dobrowolsky, and Barbara Cottrell). For a review of this book by professor Madine VanderPlaat, visit our Research and Papers Library.