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Why do recent immigrants leave Atlantic Canada?

TitleWhy do recent immigrants leave Atlantic Canada?
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsRamos, H., and Yoshida Y.
JournalAtlantic Metropolis Centre Working Paper Series

Since the 1990s, Canada has turned to immigration to offset demographic loss and boost its economy. Despite an increase in the number of new immigrants to the country, their settlement has clustered primarily around three large urban centres: Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal. Poorer and less populous regions, such as Atlantic Canada, have received few immigrants, and of those migrating to these regions, many move away. Using data from the first two waves of the Longitudinal Survey of Immigrants in Canada, this paper offers a preliminary descriptive sketch of the factors associated with the outmigration of recent immigrants from Atlantic Canada

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