SME entrepreneurs fear the unknown when considering hiring an immigrant in terms of the process for work visas and permanent residency requirements
SMEs do not possess the bandwidth or resources to understand and support potential immigrant employees
How can we increase purchase power in NL to support SMEs?
What are the caps in SMEs?
How can the government increase immigration to support SMEs through temporary workers to sustain worker shortages?
How do we retain the international students we’ve already attracted?
MUN does a great job of attracting International students, but once they graduate, how do we support their integration into the local Workforce?
How can we generate or increase the purchase power of SMEs?
Can we engage the tourism sector to be more inclusive to generate more value and wealth?
Embedding short term specialists to work NL SMEs to determine needs (future hires, roles to fill, when you’ll need them - what are the gaps)
TFW program to meet talent shortages - awareness, how to use, who to talk to