Youth Mobility in Manitoba; Voices from the Parkland and North


This report contains findings from the Parkland and Northern regions collected during Phase 2. These findings indicated that youth left rural communities for a variety of reasons, but typically to pursue educational goals and skill development. There appeared to be linkages between perception and migration. Perception and migration patterns often coincided with life changes that transpired along a continuum of age. Rural and northern youth left to fulfill goals and opportunities that were often not available to them in their rural and northern communities. Findings indicated that higher levels of youth mobility occurred recently, often influenced by increased access to knowledge through technology. School, travel and work experience were important aspects of becoming independent.