Key Factors

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.
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Chart: CBRM Vital Signs 2013