Canadian Perspectives on Immigration in Small Cities by Glenda Tibe Bonifacio, Julie L. Drolet

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By Glenda Tibe Bonifacio, Julie L. Drolet

This publication examines immigration to small towns all through Canada. It explores the specific demanding situations caused by way of the inflow of individuals to city groups which usually have under 100,000 citizens.

The essays are geared up into 4 major sections: partnerships, assets, and capacities; identities, belonging, and social networks; overall healthiness, politics, and variety, and Francophone minority groups. Taken jointly, they supply a complete, multi-disciplinary viewpoint at the modern realities of immigration to small city locations.

Readers will become aware of how various teams of migrants, immigrants, and Francophone minorities confront systemic discrimination; how payment firms and corporations improve distinct thoughts for negotiating restricted assets and embracing possibilities caused by means of altering demographics; and the way small towns work flat out to advance inclusive groups and reply to social exclusions.

In addition, each one essay features a case examine that highlights the subject below dialogue in a specific urban or sector, from Brandon, Manitoba to the Thompson-Nicola sector in British Columbia, from Peterborough, Ontario to the Niagara Region.

As a supplement to metropolitan-based works on immigration in Canada, this assortment deals a major size in migration stories that might be of curiosity to lecturers, researchers, in addition to policymakers and practitioners engaged on immigrant integration and settlement.

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Interestingly, only one respondent believed that the community does not require any further development. Apart from these possible options, many respondents also pointed out other possible ways their community could benefit from more development. These options included, but were not limited to, town beautification, programmes for children and youth, multicultural groups and community and friendship centres. In terms of partnerships within the community, between and among agencies, institutions or organizations to offer services to newcomers, 48% of respondents claimed to know about them, 33% did not know, and 19% answered negatively.

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