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1 Tool Box of Ideas for Smaller Centres: Attracting, Welcoming & Retaining Immigrants to Your Community Funded by the Government of Canada Prepared by the National Working Group on Small Centre Strategies

2 An Introduction to the Tool Box An Introduction to the Tool Box Some Tips on How to Become a Some Tips on How to Become a Welcoming Community Welcoming Community Some Examples of Work to Date Some Examples of Work to Date Contents & Benefits of the Tool Box Contents & Benefits of the Tool Box Tool Box Presentation This Presentation will provide you with…

3 Created in 2005 by National Working Group on Small Centre Strategies and funded by Citizenship & Immigration Canada (CIC) Designed to help small centres that wish to attract, welcome and retain newcomer immigrants and refugees Provides ideas, resources, strategies & tools for small centres to grow and prosper by attracting immigrants What is the Tool Box?

4 Working on the second edition of the Tool Box in Victoria 2006

5 Working on the second edition of the Tool Box in Victoria 2006

6 Working on the second edition of the Tool Box in Victoria 2006

7 Who Uses the Tool Box? is for any self-identifying small centre region that wishes to attract, welcome and retain newcomer immigrants can be a province, territory or town such as: can be a province, territory or town such as: Newfoundland & Labrador (province) Newfoundland & Labrador (province) Red Deer, Alberta (small city) Red Deer, Alberta (small city) Trail, British Columbia (small town) Trail, British Columbia (small town) Small Centres The Tool Box

8 Benefits of the Tool Box is: User Friendly User Friendly Resourceful and Practical Resourceful and Practical Designed for use by a variety of community groups, organizations, government officials, etc. Designed for use by a variety of community groups, organizations, government officials, etc. Flexible and Adaptable Flexible and Adaptable A resource that can be used at any point in the development of your communitys population strategy A resource that can be used at any point in the development of your communitys population strategy The Tool Box

9 Small Centres: Tool Box Users Small Centres that wish to attract new residents and have support & consensus from key community residents & stakeholders Who Uses the Tool Box? Key Community Stakeholders Community Service Groups Community Service Groups Businesses Businesses Settlement Agencies Settlement Agencies Faith based organizations Faith based organizations Local government officials Local government officials School boards, universities, colleges School boards, universities, colleges

10 CHAPTER 1: Introducing the Tool Box Did You Know? Due to Canadas decreasing birth rate, immigration will account for Canadas net population growth after 2020 Includes: Purpose and Background of the Tool Box Global and National Population Trends and Context Website links to national & global immigration trends Strategies and Reality Checks for your Community

11 CHAPTER 2: Building the Foundations Did You Know? In 2007, 236,758 new immigrants arrived in Canada BUT 72% settled in the four largest cites (Toronto, Montreal Vancouver and Calgary) and less than 10% settled in rural areas. Includes: Strategies & Steps to Build Support in Communities Refugee and Immigration Trends in Canada Immigration Information- how it works & who is eligible

12 CHAPTER 3: Key Factors to Consider Did You Know? Providing cross-cultural or inter-cultural training for staff of local businesses, government & service organizations can contribute to your community meeting the needs of international newcomers Includes: Information on how to identify & promote key factors such as family ties; employment or housing How to identify & manage barriers that may discriminate against newcomers

13 CHAPTER 4: Attracting Migrants Did You Know? Immigrants enter Canada under one of 7 different categories including: Skilled Worker; Business; Provincial Nominee Program; Live in Caregiver; Family; Refugee; or Other Includes : How to promote your community to immigrants Canadas Immigration Categories Information on International Students & Temporary Foreign Workers

14 Includes: Chapter 5: The Welcoming Community Did You Know? English or French as a Second Language instruction & acquisition is critical in the successful adaptation & integration of newcomers. Resources to welcome newcomers in your community Cultural Competency Checklists for business & government Promotional Ideas and Events for your community to use Practical Steps to welcome newcomers in your community

15 Become a Welcoming Community What would a diverse & growing town look like? What could immigrants contribute to your town? What would keep newcomer immigrants here once they arrive? What are some ways to attract and welcome immigrants to your town? Key questions to consider as first steps towards becoming a Welcoming Community…

16 What is Your Communitys Vision? BenefitsChallenges For Immigrant Newcomers For the Community Note: Optional slide to be used if presenter has time to ask audience to brainstorm and consider the benefits and challenges of Welcoming Newcomers

17 The launch of the second edition in Lethbridge Alberta in February 2008

18 The launch of the second edition in Lethbridge Alberta in February 2008

19 The launch of the second edition in Lethbridge Alberta in February 2008

20 The launch of the second edition in Lethbridge Alberta in February 2008

21 The Tool Box in Communities April 2009 – March 2010 In 7 Provinces (BC, Alberta, Saskatchwan, NB, Nova Scotia, Nfld. & Labrador, and Ontario) Train facilitators Work with 2 communities in each province Through 1 to 3 session create a startegic plan Evaluate what happens

22 Immigration to Canada: Annual Number of Immigrants to Canada * In 2007, Canada admitted 236,758 immigrants

23 Immigration to Canada Immigration by Category-2007

24 Immigration by Province & Territory Province/Territory2007-Number of Immigrants Ontario111,312 Quebec45,208 British Columbia38,941 Alberta20,857 Manitoba10,955 Saskatchewan3,517 Nova Scotia2,520 New Brunswick1,643 Prince Edward Island992 Newfoundland & Labrador545 Northwest Territory88 Yukon86 Nunavut19

25 British Columbia Immigration Source: Citizenship and Immigration Canada Facts and Figures Immigration Overview Annual Number of Immigrants to British Columbia

26 British Columbia Immigration Regional Immigration to British Columbia Source: CICs administrative database in January 2007 and published in BC Immigration Trends 2006

27 Community Population & Labour Market Capital Regional District

28 Source: BC Stats. Municipal Census Populations Population Trend

29 Population Distribution Source: BC Stats Census Profiles.

30 Age Distribution Source: BC Stats Census Profiles.

31 Ages of Children & Youth

32 Education Levels Source: BC Stats Census. Education Highlight Tables

33 Labour Market Demand Management (1,290) Business, finance, administration (1,730) Natural & applied sciences (880) Health (840) Social science/education/govt/religion (910) Art, culture, recreation, sport (450) Sales & service (2,630) Trades, transport & equipment operators (2,340) Processing, manufacturing & utilities (550) Source: BC Stats. Industry and Occupation Projections: 2006 to Camosun College Region. *Estimated employment increase from 2006 to 2011

34 Regional Labour Market Supply What are the labour supply issues over the short term? The long term? What are the attrition rates in different industries and who will be replacing older workers as they retire over the next 5-10 years? Is the community an affordable option for newcomers?

35 Employer Concerns There is a need for specialized knowledge Employers are looking for good problem solvers and people with good communication and business skills We have an aging workforce and need younger workers

36 Regional Perspective on Immigration

37 Immigration Trend Source: BC Stats. Profile of Immigrants in BC Communities 1996 & 2001 and Statistics Canada, 2006 Census. Population by Immigrant Status and Period of Immigration.

38 Immigrant Share of Population Source: Statistics Canada Census Profile. Immigrant Share of Population CRD 19% CVRD 12% NRD 17%

39 Percentage of Recent Immigrants

40 Regional Immigration Source: CIC. Landed Immigrant Database. Statistics Canada Census. 7,749 to Vancouver Island 68% went to Victoria The top source countries for CRD are China,US, UK 44% came in family classification, followed by 35.7% skilled workers

41 BC Immigrant Landings in 2006 by Source Country Source: BC Stats. BC Immigrant Landings by Source by Class, January – December, Major Countries of Origin China 26% India 14% Philippines 9% USA 6% S. Korea 6% Taiwan 5% Iran 4% England 4%

42 Top 16 Immigrants by Source Country to CRD, 2007 Source: CIC Landed Information Database.

43 Immigrants by Classification Source: CIC Landed Information Database

44 Temporary Foreign Workers by Visa Type & Source Country Source: CIC Landed Information Database.

45 Immigrant Intended Occupations Source: CIC Landed Information Database.

46 Immigrant Age Distribution Source: CIC Landed Information Database.

47 Immigrant Education 25 and Older Source: CIC Landed Information Database.

48 Immigrant Labour Force Source: BC Stats. Profile of Immigrants in BC Communities Statistics Canada Census. Highlight Tables.

49 Immigrant Income Levels Source: Statistics Canada Census. Highlight Tables.

50 Working with the community members in Trail BC (November 2007)

51 Planning for the Implementation phase in St. Johns in October 2008

52 Planning for the Implementation phase in St. Johns in October 2008

53 Planning for the Implementation phase in St. Johns in October 2008

54 Planning for the Implementation phase in St. Johns in October 2008

55 Planning for the Implementation phase in St. Johns in October 2008

56 Train-the-Trainer Session in February 2009 in Victoria

57 Train-the-Trainer Session in February 2009 in Victoria

58 Train-the-Trainer Session in February 2009 in Victoria

59 Train-the-Trainer Session in February 2009 in Victoria

60 Train-the-Trainer Session in February 2009 in Victoria

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63 Tool Box of Ideas: Access & Information To order the Tool Box please contact: Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria 930 Balmoral Road Victoria, BC V8T 1A9 930 Balmoral Road Victoria, BC V8T 1A9 Phone: (250) Phone: (250) Fax: (250) Fax: (250) Internet: Funded by the Government of Canada


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