Survey will identify opportunities for local immigrants

GUELPH, ON, March 22, 2012 – The Guelph-Wellington Local Immigration Partnership, City of Guelph and the University of Guelph are surveying local immigrants to indentify gaps and opportunities in employment, English language training, community programs and services, and community integration and inclusion.

“Immigrants are important members of our community, and it is essential to know how we can build a city that is economically and socially inclusive”Alex Goss, project manager for the Guelph-Wellington Local Immigration Partnership

The survey is open to immigrants currently living in Guelph or Wellington County, who were born outside of Canada and are newly arrived or established in the area.

“We are expecting immigrants to be a large part of the future growth in Guelph, and this data will help to further our research with immigrant families” said Dr. Chuang, associate professor at the University of Guelph and immigration and settlement expert.

Dr. Susan Chuang assisted in developing the survey, and will also lend her expertise and resources in analyzing its results. The results will be used to create and refine programs and initiatives to support newcomers and immigrants in Guelph and Wellington County

The immigrant survey is available in English, French, Spanish, Vietnamese, and simplified Chinese. Immigrants can complete the survey online at guelph.ca/survey and guelphwellingtonlip.ca/news.php, or contact the Guelph-Wellington Local Immigration Partnership for a paper copy. The survey closes on March 31.

For more information

Alex Goss, Project Manager
Guelph-Wellington Local Immigration Partnership
T 519-822-1260 x 2634
alex.goss@guelph.ca