Starting on solid ground: the municipal role in immigrant settlement

Published: 2011 - PDF (1.4 MB)

Starting on solid ground: the municipal role in immigrant settlement

As more of today’s workers retire, we need newcomers to keep our economy growing. Skilled immigrants are essential to building our businesses and driving innovation, but we are not doing all we can to help immigrants settle successfully in our communities.

Municipalities big and small are looking for new ways to attract, retain and integrate newcomers, but they lack the revenue tools necessary to pay the growing costs associated with this important job.

This report sheds light on some of the challenges facing municipal governments as they seek to attract and retain immigrants.

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