Immigration solutions for rural and northern Canada
Who we are
Don Curry was the founding Executive Director of both the North Bay & District Multicultural Centre and the Timmins & District Multicultural Centre and served as Co-Chair of both cities' Local Immigration Partnerships. He developed the Timmins immigration strategy, researched and led the implementation of the North Bay strategy and developed strategies for Temiskaming Shores, Cochrane and Central Almaguin, all in Northeastern Ontario. He is now chair of the board of the North Bay & District Multicultural Centre. A journalist and former journalism professor, he writes about immigration issues for www.newcanadianmedia.ca
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When to call Curry Consulting
If your municipality is concerned about population aging, a low birth rate or youth out-migration your population may well be in decline. An immigration strategy and implementation will help. If your municipal strategic plan does not include the word "immigration" we should talk.
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Current project collaborators
Meyer Burstein is a consultant and former Director-General of Citizenship and Immigration Canada, responsible for strategic planning, research, and analysis. He co-founded Metropolis, a pre-eminent, international policy-research project on migration. During the 1980s he was responsible for the design and management of the immigrant selection system. He has advised domestic and international governments on policy, research, and organizational issues linked to immigration and diversity. His work has included strategic reviews, evaluation studies, and policy and operational assessments in the area of social and economic policy, research, and knowledge management.
Michael Haan (PhD, University of Toronto, 2006) is an Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Migration and Ethnic Relations in the Sociology Department at Western University. He is also a Research Associate at the Prentice Institute for Global Population and Labour at the University of Lethbridge and at the McGill Centre for Population Dynamics. His research interests intersect the areas of demography, immigrant settlement, labour market integration, and data development. Dr. Haan is widely consulted by provincial and federal governments for policy advice in the areas of immigration, settlement services, the Canadian labour market and population aging.
Work recently completed
Research report, The North's New Entrepreneurs, on immigrant-owned businesses in 11 municipalities in Northeastern Ontario.
A 10-Step Process to Grow Your Municipality Through Immigration.
Work in progress
Securing funding for initiative that will create new immigration streams for Northern Ontario.