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Immigration Matters focuses on the benefits of immigration at the local, community level

Launched in late 2018, Immigration Matters seeks to start conversations about the importance of immigration at the local level by sharing and promoting stories of communities that have clearly been enriched by immigration.

It focuses on how immigration is strengthening Canada and helping communities succeed by combining storytelling with facts about immigrants and refugees, and promotes positive engagement between Canadians and newcomers.

Immigration Matters was created after public opinion research showed that while most Canadians support immigration at the national and provincial levels, they had questions about the effects of immigration at the local level. They were also interested in learning more about Canada’s immigration selection process and settlement outcomes.

Immigration Matters highlights stories that show how newcomers are making positive contributions to their communities.

Stories such as that of the Edmonton immigrant couple who started a business to help seniors and other vulnerable people; an Eritrean immigrant who is transforming the lives of at-risk teens in Windsor; and a Charlottetown skating club that was rejuvenated by new immigrants.

These and others show the diversity and community that new immigrants bring to communities at the local level.

IRCC invites you to share your stories of how immigrants are enriching your own community on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter by using the hashtag #ImmigrationMatters.   

Posted: Sep 5, 2019

November 2019

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