Ignite Fredericton Blog: March 2017

Innovative Approach to Newcomer Retention


We kicked off January with our ‘Top 10 Highlights Fuelling Economic & Population Growth’ with  Newcomer Settlement’ placing seventh on our list.  It evokes a great sense of pride when I see the growing cultural diversity in our community from places of business to the availability of ethnic cuisine to my childrens’ friends.  Growing up in Fredericton, I can say that is was predominantly white, and going out for ethnic food was limited to Canadian Chinese buffet.  What an amazing transformation over the last decade!

Fredericton has continued to attract newcomers from around the globe, which enriches our cultural diversity and skilled workforce.  However, it is not just about attracting people here - it is about making Fredericton the most welcoming community, so that newcomers can build fulfilling lives and careers here. This is why Ignite Fredericton speared New Brunswick’s first Local Immigration Partnership (LIPF) to...

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