Settlement in Smaller Centres highlights the challenges and strengths of newcomers settling in smaller communities. In 2003, 10% of newcomers to British Columbia settled outside of Metro Vancouver. By 2013, that number grew to 14%. Newcomers in smaller centres face several key challenges, including employment, transportation, housing, and community integration. At the same time, newcomers in smaller centres are more likely to feel a strong sense of belonging. This video explores how three settlement agencies are supporting newcomers to thrive in smaller centres in BC’s Interior and North, as well as on Vancouver Island.
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