Monthly Archives: February 2016

The Winkler Initiative: Lessons in Immigrant Attraction to Rural Areas, Part 1

Lessons from 18th National Metropolis Conference   The “Winkler Initiative” may sound like the title for a spy thriller, but in fact it was the name of an innovative pilot project that turned the course of a small, rural community in Manitoba into a prosperous and growing town. Last week, this story was recounted by… Read More


Immigration to Rural and Regional Australia: Why and Why Not?

What do immigrants like or not like about living in rural areas? Numerous articles in this blog have focused on immigration to rural areas of Canada. Today’s post describes the results of a study in a new context that will be of interest to our audience: the results of a longitudinal survey of almost 1,000… Read More


Retaining Immigrant Entrepreneurs: Promising Practices from Rural Areas

Today’s guest blog post comes from The Rural Immigration Project directed by Dr. Wayne Caldwell, a 3-year project housed at the University of Guelph that is exploring different approaches rural communities are using to attract and retain immigrants. Author Brianne Labute and colleague Bakhtawar Khan spoke to immigrants, policy-makers, and service providers in four Ontario case… Read More


Attracting Immigrants: Promising Practices from Rural Areas (PART THREE)

 Today’s post is a guest blog post comes from The Rural Immigration Project directed by Dr. Wayne Caldwell, a 3-year project housed at the University of Guelph that is exploring different approaches rural communities are using to attract and retain immigrants. Author Brianne Labute and colleague Bakhtawar Khan spoke to immigrants, policy-makers, and service providers in… Read More


Attracting Immigrants: Promising Practices from Rural Areas (PART TWO)

Today’s guest blog post comes from The Rural Immigration Project directed by Dr. Wayne Caldwell, a 3-year project housed at the University of Guelph that is exploring different approaches rural communities are using to attract and retain immigrants. Author Brianne Labute and colleague Bakhtawar Khan spoke to immigrants, policy-makers, and service providers in four Ontario case… Read More