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Integrating newcomers

Once newcomers arrive in our communities, we need to give them reasons to stay. We also need to make sure they are integrated into the economic and social fabric of the community. Affordable housing and public transit, English language classes, employment opportunities, and schools are just some of the things municipalities need to consider when making the entire newcomer family feel welcome.


Where applicable, AUMA may highlight WIC-related funding opportunities on this page. Due to the changing nature of government grants and funding, this information should not be considered an exhaustive list of available funding.

Attracting newcomers

Municipalities have an important role to play in ensuring that their communities are welcoming and inclusive, and can attract and retain newcomers in today’s highly competitive environment. As well, municipalities play a key role in providing supports to assist newcomers in settling and living in their communities.

Municipalities can:


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