Attracting and retaining talent in a changing international environment: Gertler

January 22, 2021
An article by University of Toronto President Meric Gertler examines the challenges that Joe Biden’s administration presents to Canada’s ability to attract and retain talent. Gertler explains that while Trump’s policies and Britain’s Brexit agenda have encouraged talented people to come to Canada, “the playing field is already shifting” as Brexit resolves and Biden comes to power. The article discusses ways to attract and retain talent, such as ensuring Canada offers opportunity; creating a funded, co-ordinated “talent moonshot” to recruit talent; or making major investments in R&D. “[W]e need a comprehensive strategy to maintain and enhance Canada’s talent advantage,” writes Gertler. “Our future prosperity depends on our capacity to invest in people, communities and opportunity.” The Globe and Mail (Subscription required) (National)