The Atlantic Ballet Theatre will soon premier Alien, a new piece that explores the immigrant experience. Of the ballet’s 21 full-time employees, 12 are immigrants who come from nine different countries. Stephen MacGillivray/Public Policy ForumSusan Wilson made history this year when Canadian conglomerate J.D. Irving Ltd. made her its first director of immigration.
Irving, Atlantic Canada’s largest private company, has been recruiting overseas for a long time. Employees in its giant IT centre come from 14 different countries and make up 11 per cent of the staff. There are scores of foreign-born workers in its forestry, trucking and …read more
Source: The Conversation