Immigrant Attraction and Retention Strategies for Smaller Communities - Webinar
What makes a smaller community attractive to newcomers?
Is there a regional recipe for building open, inclusive communities where everyone thrives?
From Atlantic to Western and Northern regions, smaller and rural communities across Canada (and the U.S.) are facing the unprecedented challenges of demographic change and population decline. An aging population and plummeting birth rates have resulted in a growing gap in local labour markets, exacerbated by the out-migration of rural youth and working-age population.
In Thunder Bay and North Bay, Ontario, city and community leaders have identified immigration as an economic growth strategy with potential to reverse population decline and meet local demand for skilled and professional trades. Community leaders are working with the municipality to engage local employers, service providers and residents to build a welcoming economy where everyone can thrive.
Attend this online session to learn more about how the Northern Policy Institute, Thunder Bay Multicultural Association and North Bay & District Multicultural Centre are shifting policy into practice.
Date: Monday, Nov. 18th
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm (CST)