Juanita Molano

Independent Researcher / Research Coordinator and Team Co-leader

Degrees:MA (Carleton University)
Office:Global Mobility of Talent (GMT) Research Group at Carleton University

Juanita Molano is an independent researcher affiliated with Carleton University, and is the research coordinator and team co-leader for the SSHRC-funded Global Mobility of Talent (GMT) Research Group at Carleton University (principal investigator Dr. Martin Geiger). She holds an MA in Public Policy and Administration from Carleton University, and has worked for the Government of Canada in various migration policy delivery positions, focusing on the need for equitable treatment in processing across populations. While her research for the GMT project currently focuses on talent migration, Juanita has also carried out research on global policy advisory systems for Professor Leslie Pal and Dr. Jennifer Spence (Carleton University).

Panel 4: Canada and Assistance to Ukrainians in Perspective

Displaced Talent: Welcoming High-Skilled Ukrainian Professionals to the Canadian Labour Market


This talk examines the impacts of the war in Ukraine on talent mobility, and the displacement and potential inflow of STEM professionals into Canada. It revisits the situation following Russia‚Äôs invasion of Crimea (2014), the redirection of specific talent prior to and during the pandemic, and aims to assess Canada’s potential as a talent destination. Ultimately, the talk is interested in the implications of the war on Canada’s attraction and retention of skilled workers from Ukraine and will look at factors such as demographics (e.g., gender and age range of migrants) to be considered in developing programs and policies as the situation evolves.