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Sydney Mines: Immigration Partnership

sydney mines: The local immigration partnership is nearly one year into its mandate a federal initiative funded through Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada to address the growing need for community planning in the areas of immigrant attraction and retention, according to The Chronicle Herald. Kailea Pedley is the program manager for the immigration partnership. The sessions begin on Saturday in North Sydney and Sydney Mines, and will continue over the next two months. She wants to hear from community members both immigrant and non-immigrant to determine what can be done to keep newcomers from leaving smaller communities. Statistics Canada keeps figures available through census data on ethnicities of residents but it doesn't shine light on how well the island is doing when it comes to retention rates of immigrants. There's quite a bit of variation from place to place in terms of what services are available for newcomers when they arrive, what resources are there, what kind of community practices exist in how people are welcomed and included in different places, she said Tuesday. ( As reported in the news.