An Analysis of Immigrant Attraction and Retention Patterns Among Western Canadian CMA’s

This research explores attraction and retention patterns for immigrants locating to six Western Canadian cities between 1991-2000. Local contextual features for each city influence locational decisions and provide a preliminary analysis of gaps to be addressed in local planning and  policydecisions. The research explores how individual municipalities are responding to these issues and highlights the services they provide to both newcomer and established immigrant populations in these communities.