Advanced Education, Skills and Labour
February 22, 2018

Provincial Government Announces Initiatives to Encourage the Return of Expatriate Newfoundlanders and Labradorians

The Honourable Al Hawkins, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour, today announced initiatives to encourage the return of expatriate Newfoundlanders and Labradorians.

Memorial University of Newfoundland’s Office of Alumni Affairs will receive $22,800 under the Labour Market Partnerships Program to undertake four expatriate outreach events in Canada and the United Kingdom, the first of which takes place Sunday, February 25, 2018, in Ottawa.

Following a Request for Proposals, Goss Gilroy Inc.has been approved to conduct a survey of expatriates to better understand their reasons for leaving the province and gain insight into what would entice them and their families to return. The survey is being circulated through social media and other communications. It may be completed online by visiting www.research.net/r/FPFM8Y6 external link.

These initiatives meet key commitments in The Way Forward on Immigration in Newfoundland and Labrador to encourage expatriate Newfoundlanders and Labradorians to return to their home province and to survey them to gain insight on ways to entice their return.

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“Encouraging Newfoundlanders and Labradorians living abroad to return home helps our economy and communities. Identifying the conditions necessary to facilitate their return aligns with our government’s efforts to address demographic challenges and support private sector job creation and economic development.”
Honourable Al Hawkins
Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour

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Ryan Crocker
Advanced Education, Skills and Labour
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