On the Move Partnership – Alberta Stories

The On the Move Partnership is a multi-year national scale research program with international links, investigating employment-related geographical mobility and its consequences for workers, families, employers, communities, and Canadian municipal, provincial and federal governments.

The Alberta Workers’ Health Centre has been a community partner on this project, working as part of the Alberta team which included researchers from Athabasca University, University of Alberta, and Mount Royal University. We were particularly interested in how mobility intersects with worker health and safety issues.

Alberta Stories shares the stories of work-related mobility from three different groups of people: Indigenous people (Métis in northeastern Alberta), Interprovincial/Interregional labour migrants (long-distance commuters to the Oil Sands region), and International labour migrants (temporary work permit holders in central and northern Alberta).

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The On the Move Partnership is a project of the SafetyNet Centre for Occupational Health & Safety Research at Memorial University. On the Move is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, InnovateNL, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, the Canada Foundation for Innovation and numerous universities and partners.