Author: Jenna Blower

Year of Publication: 2021

This paper offers a critical review of Canada’s immigration programming and suggests innovative ideas on how to address the challenges of attracting and retaining immigrants in small and mid-sized cities across Canada. This paper will address the current state of immigration programming, specifically Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) and Local Immigration Partnerships (LIPs). Additionally, this paper will explore city theories that address the potential for immigration in less diverse cities. At the center of analysis are case studies to illustrate how cities can do without a vast settlement sector and prepare for immigration.