Cape Breton businesses embrace international talent

May 15, 2019

Cape Breton businesses struggling to find staff have found a pool of talented and enthusiastic employees in international students, CBC reports. The benefits are especially felt in the island’s more rural communities, says bakery owner Jenny Aucoin, adding, “There are no people to hire locally. Our population is much older, so we're struggling. Most businesses are struggling here." CBC states that the Cape Breton Island Centre for Immigration has taken about 100 international students on tours around the island's rural counties in an effort to match their skills to employment needs. The Centre said that it hopes to see the students settle in Cape Breton after graduation. CBC (NS)