Dr. Cleophas Justine Pierre is a Labour Market and Migration Consultant. His primary area of expertise is in the field of Migration and Labour Market Research. This field involves matters relating to forced migration, human trafficking (TIP), migrant smuggling, migrants labour rights, data analytics, social research, conducting surveys, and the formulation of Labour Market Information Systems (LMIS)
Dr. Pierre is also engaged in both the Canadian (Black-Owned Business) company of Dunn, Pierre, Barnett & Company Ltd as the Director of Research and Business Development and in the non-profit organization, CANCARO as the Chief Executive Officer. CANCARO was established to assist with the eradication of TIP and migrant smuggling and the education of migrants. This non-profit organisation also provides support for vulnerable groups including smuggling and TIP victims in the Caribbean, Latin, and North America.
Over the last 10 years, Dr. Pierre conducted in excess of 60 consultancies in more than 30 countries and has been on several overseas missions as a team member to review, evaluate and appraise programmes aimed at promoting labour market research in the countries of Latin America, the Caribbean region and Africa.
In 2012, Dr. Pierre was one of a four-person team that completed the first Labour Market Needs Analysis in the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States. Additionally, Dr. Pierre was part of a small team that conducted the recent EU “Thematic Global Evaluation Survey” in the sectors of employment, social inclusion including vocational training (TVET). The Thematic Global Evaluation Survey was conducted in the countries of Chile, Jamaica, Kyrgyzstan, Morocco, Ukraine, South Africa, and Vietnam.
Most recently, Dr. Pierre was consulted to conduct the third-largest migration study in the Caribbean Region. This study included the Turks and Caicos Migration and National Skills Audit (2017), the Pan-American Health Organisation, and the World Health Organisation Migration Survey of Health Workers in the Caribbean Region (2018), and the CARICOM Human Trafficking Survey in CARIFORUM Region (2019).
Dr. Pierre and his firm currently have one of the largest databases on Caribbean migrants (including those in the diaspora). This expansive database includes data on smugglers, human traffickers, crime statistics, data on skills and educational attainment, TIP victims, and human trafficking and smuggling routes in the Caribbean Region.
On a lighter side, Justine is a chess, Draughts and Golf enthusiast.