Patterns of migration, immigration and the need for ongoing mobility to find work deeply influence life and create unique challenges in Northern communities for long-time residents and new arrivals. This team will tease out the specific experiences of women affected by these changes. We will explore how women cope with regular, prolonged absences of their partner away for work as well as how women obtain training for non-traditional jobs, the implications for post-secondary education systems, and the supports required for these shifts. We will look at the implications of new trade agreements like the Trade and International Labour Mobility Agreement (TILMA) including for new or potential employment opportunities available to women which will lead to the in-migration of immigrant and new Canadian women.
Judy White, University of Regina
Barbara Clow, Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health
Noreen Careen, Labrador West Status of Women Council
Barbara Neis, Memorial University