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									Supporting Immigrants and
  Immigration to Alberta
      Alberta’s Strategic Policy on
              Immigration


Prairie Centre Annual Planning Meeting, February 10-11, 2006
      Ministerial Report on
   Supporting Immigrants and
     Immigration to Alberta
Approved by Cabinet on September 7, 2005
The Government of Alberta vision:
  Immigrants and their families choose to live in
  Alberta, where they are able to fully participate in
  community life and are valued for their cultural,
  economic and social contributions.


    Prairie Centre Annual Planning Meeting, February 10-11, 2006
        Alberta’s Strategic Policy
    Supporting Immigrants and
      Immigration to Alberta
The strategic policy has four broad policy objectives:
   –   Welcoming Communities
   –   Attracting Immigrants to Alberta
   –   Living in Alberta
   –   Working in Alberta

The policy is available on our internet site
  http://www3.gov.ab.ca/hre/immigration/index.asp


       Prairie Centre Annual Planning Meeting, February 10-11, 2006
    Welcoming Communities

Strategies include:
  – Developing resources and programs to
   increase Albertan’s awareness and
   understanding of multiculturalism and
   diversity.




   Prairie Centre Annual Planning Meeting, February 10-11, 2006
      Attracting Immigrants to
               Alberta
2 objectives are:
  – Increasing the number of immigrants who
    chose to come directly to Alberta to minimum
    of 24,000 each year.
  – Working to remove barriers to permanent
    immigration faced by international students
    who complete their education in Alberta.

    Prairie Centre Annual Planning Meeting, February 10-11, 2006
  Attracting Immigrants cont.
International Marketing Strategy
Provincial Nominee Program
Euromission



  Prairie Centre Annual Planning Meeting, February 10-11, 2006
  Attracting Immigrants cont.
Off-Campus Work Permits for
 International Students




  Prairie Centre Annual Planning Meeting, February 10-11, 2006
             Living in Alberta

Increase the retention rate of immigrants
 to 85%
Ensure supports are available to assist
 immigrants successfully settle and
 integrate into Alberta communities.



   Prairie Centre Annual Planning Meeting, February 10-11, 2006
           Working in Alberta

Work to ensure international education,
 skills and work experience are valued
 appropriately.
Assist employers to benefit from
 increased immigration to address skill
 shortages

   Prairie Centre Annual Planning Meeting, February 10-11, 2006
Challenges and Opportunities
Government of Alberta policy and service
 coordination
Community engagement for broad
 participation to ensure successful integration
Addressing the broad range of labour
 shortages
Settlement funding
Temporary Foreign Workers
   Prairie Centre Annual Planning Meeting, February 10-11, 2006
            Policy Questions
Successful retention strategies
Regionalization
Community involvement
Needs of immigrant families


   Prairie Centre Annual Planning Meeting, February 10-11, 2006

								
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