People Getting Started 2011

  1. Introduction to Getting Started in Niagara

      Niagara is strengthened when a new child, a new graduate or a new immigrant becomes part of our community. Our region’s vitality, inclusiveness and future sustainability depends on how we welcome these citizens, help them to get established and include them and their contributions. The presence of child care...
  2. Starting out as a child in Niagara – early years and child care

    The Healthy Babies, Healthy Children Program: This provincial program is offered by the Niagara Regional Public Health Unit to help children and their parents or caregivers to get babies off to a healthy start. InNiagara, approximately 98% of mothers are contacted through this program as early as possible after birth....
  3. Starting out as a youth and graduate in Niagara

    Keeping young people in Niagara:  It is important that we both retain our young people and attract new young people in Niagara. It is equally important that we have a mix of younger and older citizens to build our community. Niagara already has a larger share of seniors and a...
  4. Starting out as a refugee or immigrant in Niagara

    Immigrants starting out in Niagara:  Immigrants who enter Canada at the Fort Erie Peace Bridge point of entry, are there to reunite with families and/or to seek new opportunities. Many immigrants come toCanada with prior education, credentials and experience as teachers, doctors, engineers, journalists, nurses or business people. They face...
  5. Net migration for Niagara

    Main countries and languages of immigrants coming at the Niagara point of entry:  The largest number of immigrants coming into Canada at the Fort Erie Peace Bridge came from Columbia in 2007, Haiti in 2008 and from Columbia in 2009. In 2009, the main language spoken by immigrants at the...