Canadian Immigration Policy – Re Cities

Here’s what Citizenship and Immigration Canada has as part of its “SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY III January 1, 2004 – March 31, 2007policy:

However, over the last several years, over 75% of all immigrants have settled our three largest metropolitan areas: Toronto (50%), Montréal (14%), and Vancouver (13%). This phenomenon is not unique to newcomers, as many Canadians have moved from smaller centres to larger cities seeking better opportunities for themselves and their families. Our regionalization strategies are aimed at sharing the social and economic benefits of immigration more evenly across the country, while at the same time reducing the environmental strain on our largest cities whose infrastructure and carrying capacity are already taxed.

Here’s their SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (SD) ACTION PLAN, although I haven’t dug down to specifics.

Goal III : Support Sociocultural Sustainability

Objective 3.2: Promote social and economic integration of newcomers to Canada, across Canada {emphasis added}.

3.2.4 — Implement regionalization strategies. Pilot projects are implemented and evaluatedMore immigrants settle and remain in communities outside of MTV {emphasis added} 2004-052005-06 Strategic Policy and Partnerships / Integration / Selection / Refugees / International Region

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Published on September 7, 2006 at 9:28 am  Leave a Comment  

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