Canadian Perspectives on Immigration in Small Cities by Glenda Tibe Bonifacio, Julie L. Drolet

By Glenda Tibe Bonifacio, Julie L. Drolet

This publication examines immigration to small towns all through Canada. It explores the designated demanding situations caused by means of the inflow of individuals to city groups which usually have below 100,000 citizens.

The essays are equipped into 4 major sections: partnerships, assets, and capacities; identities, belonging, and social networks; well-being, politics, and variety, and Francophone minority groups. Taken jointly, they supply a complete, multi-disciplinary viewpoint at the modern realities of immigration to small city locations.

Readers will notice how diverse teams of migrants, immigrants, and Francophone minorities confront systemic discrimination; how cost organizations and firms improve distinctive concepts for negotiating constrained assets and embracing possibilities led to via altering demographics; and the way small towns work flat out to advance inclusive groups and reply to social exclusions.

In addition, each one essay encompasses a case examine that highlights the subject lower than dialogue in a specific urban or sector, from Brandon, Manitoba to the Thompson-Nicola zone in British Columbia, from Peterborough, Ontario to the Niagara Region.

As a supplement to metropolitan-based works on immigration in Canada, this assortment deals a huge size in migration stories that would be of curiosity to lecturers, researchers, in addition to policymakers and practitioners engaged on immigrant integration and settlement.

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