Rural Immigration; Welcoming, Settling and Retaining

As many rural, northern, and rural regional centres of Canada are exploring immigration as an option to address local challenges and opportunities such as labour shortages and re‐population strategies, the need for welcoming community strategies is pivotal for building competitive regions. Unfortunately, the majority of communities in Canada do not have the partnerships nor the capacities to develop multi‐sector partnerships to effectively discuss, design, and implement welcoming community strategies. .