International immigration trends and data

Katarzyna Golebiowska, Marko Valenta, Tom Carter

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    This chapter reflects on the development tensions inherent in fly-in/fly-out resource operations. Gulf Minerals Canada Ltd establishes a fly-in/fly-out system between Aboriginal communities in the Athabasca/Fond du Lac River region and its Rabbit Lake uranium mine. The less regulates and structures that the nature of industry-community relationships the greater the possibilities for division and conflict. Furthermore, resource-town development decisions were increasingly shifted from the private sector context to that of the political-regulatory environment. The evolution of new material values made cash income-earning opportunities without having to move away a more attractive employment option for some Aboriginal workers. Changes in Canadian settlement policy, with respect to remote areas, have increasingly favoured fly-in/fly-out work arrangements. Labour supply issues have been exacerbated by the ageing of the current workforce and by the limited success in attracting and training new entrants to meet increased demands and to replace those retiring.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationDemography at the Edge
    Subtitle of host publicationRemote Human Populations in Developed Nations
    EditorsRasmus Ole Rasmussen, Prescott Ensign, Lee Huskey, Dean Carson, Andrew Taylor
    Place of PublicationEngland, UK
    PublisherAshgate Publishing Limited
    Number of pages32
    ISBN (Electronic)9781317152897
    ISBN (Print)9780754679622
    Publication statusPublished - 2011


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