Key factors influencing site selection processes today are the availability of a reliable and skilled workforce. On Cape Breton Island companies can source workers:
- From the Existing Labour Force – International firms can draw their labour force from the existing pool of highly qualified, skilled and educated workers available in the region.
- By Attracting a Labour Force – International firms can attract a labour force to the region through the use of a number of immigration programs or by simply highlighting the superior quality of life Cape Breton Island has to offer.
- By Training or Re-training a Labour Force – International firms can train or re-train their labour force at one of the island’s educational institutions using existing programs or by working with one of the education institutions on the development of a new program tailored to meet company requirements.
Chart: CBRM Vital Signs 2013