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General Resources & Tools

These additional links provide background information, as well as general references and tools to attract newcomers to our community.

Local and Regional Statistics

BC Stats. Analytical Reports. 95 reports on Immigration and Ethnicity, under the subject of Population and Demography.

BC Stats. Labour Market Information by Specific Population Groups.

Citizenship and Immigration Canada. Facts and figures 2009 – Immigration overview: Permanent and temporary residents.

Statistics Canada. March 2010. Projections of the Diversity of the Canadian Population 2006 to 2031.

Tools and Information Resources

Attracting & Retaining Immigrants. A Tool Box of Ideas for Smaller Centres.
ICA Toolbox of Ideas

Citizenship and Immigration Canada. Publications and manuals.

Community Conversations: Mobilizing the Ideas, Skills, and Passion of Community Organizations, Governments, Businesses, and People by Paul Born. Available at

Immigrant-Friendly Communities: Making Immigration Work for Employers and Other Stakeholders by Vadim Kukushkin. Conference Board of Canada.

Metropolis British Columbia. Centre of Excellence for Research on Immigration and Diversity.

Simon Fraser University. June 26, 2008. Creating Welcoming & Inclusive Communities: What Will it Take? Forum Report.

Workplace Diversity and Inclusiveness Forum. Conference e-Proceedings on a 2008 forum featuring a peer-to-peer discussion of diversity challenges that are affecting the participants’ work environments. The core of the conference includes facilitated problem-solving and reporting of suggested action plans for addressing the issues. Conference Board of Canada.