Vernon’s Settlement and Immigration Strategy
Vernon’s Settlement and Immigration Strategy was developed in conjunction with the Local Immigration Partnership Council with the purpose of attracting and retaining Immigrants to Vernon. Canada has an aging demographic with a declining birth rate and will need to depend on immigration for social and economic growth in the upcoming decades. Immigrants provide important cultural diversity to local communities as well as skills, investment and an entrepreneurial spirit. The community is competing on a global stage for talent so it is important for Vernon to have a plan to attract and keep immigrants in our community.