Creating increased supports for the recruitment, retention and integration of immigrants, newcomers and international students is a top priority for Londoners, City Council and City Administration. City Council’s 2015-2019 Strategic Plan established “Growing Our Economy” as an area of focus which specifically includes “diverse employment opportunities” with particular direction to “attract and retain newcomers, including international students, foreign trained professionals, and multigenerational immigrants to strengthen London’s workforce”. To achieve this goal, it was identified by our City Council that an ‘Immigration Strategy’ with support from the London Middlesex Local Immigration Partnership, along with key input from local stakeholders and community consultations, be developed.

As a resident of London, we are inviting you to complete a survey on attracting, integrating and retaining newcomers. This survey is to gain a better understanding of what London is doing well, what are the biggest barriers for newcomers moving to London, what can London do to improve its ability to attract, integrate and retain these newcomer. By participating in this survey, you are providing valuable information that can help us improve our ability to attract, welcome and keep newcomers, including international students, foreign trained professionals, and multigenerational immigrants in London. 

Thank you so much for taking the time to complete the survey.

The survey will close on Friday, November 17 at 4 p.m.

* 1. Do you know that in London there are many agencies that offer programs and services available for newcomers?

* 2. If you answered yes to Question #1, how did you find out about this information? If you answered no, would you like to know more? What information would you find useful?

* 3. Have you had any experience with or benefited from the local programs and supports for newcomers, International Skilled Workers/Professionals, Entrepreneurs or International students?

* 4. I would describe myself as:

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