By CIC News |

Ryerson University project highlights community initiatives that have gone the extra mile to support immigrants.

Success stories out of Ontario provide glimpses into how small communities can attract and retain newcomers.

Immigrants tend to go to big Canadian cities, which creates a challenge for rural communities to fill their labour markets through immigration.

The Immigrant Futures project offers ideas on how to attract and support newcomers in Canadian rural communities. Under the umbrella of Ryerson University, it creates a platform where “Good Ideas” for immigrant integration are available to the public.

Immigrant Futures also names nearly 50 community initiatives that have had success helping newcomers settle in Canada.

Here are the Ontario cities that made the list, all others can be found on the Cities of Immigration webpage.

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