Moncton, NB
St. John's, NL
Charlottetown, P.E.I
Halifax, NS

How do we attract Workers/Immigrants to Rural Areas

Notes & Ideas

  • Welcome committees, tours and introductions starting at the airport.

  • Municipal government must be involved.

  • Attract best talent for the area, example for me experience for Rural Town. Pro: and land cheaper.

  • Target people who want the lifestyle. Community needs to be on board.

Actions

  • Targeted recruitment being clear with expectations and realities of the area.

  • Target Talent like Farmers versus scientist for real areas.

  • Community welcoming committees at the community Municipal level. Get down on board.

  • Develop marketing strategies to Market towns were immigrants and businesses.

  • Rural housing program (provincial guarantee program?)

  • Mobility and transportation strategy.

  • Company incentives for homeownership( payment in exchange for X number of years of service)