Working Group 1

Access to Information and Services

Goal:  Immigrants and community stakeholders all have access to current and relevant information and resources to facilitate settlement and integration.

Actions

2017/18

  • Demographic Info Sheet
  • Presentations on Immigrant demographics
  • Piloting literacy audits at North Shore organizations
  • Piloting WeChat and Telegram at North Shore organizations

2016/17

  • Updating info on North Shore services to www.NewtoBC.ca
  • Creating an online inventory of diversity trainers
  • Piloting literacy audits at North Shore organizations
  • Testing new ways of communicating with newcomers via social media
  • Developing handouts on policing & related services
  • Organizing annual NSIIP forum
North Shore Demographics

58.1% of recent immigrants

in the District of North Vancouver were between the ages of 15 and 44 years when they arrived in Canada.
Source: 2016 Census

47.4% of recent immigrants

age 15 years and over, in West Vancouver are in the low income bracket.
Source: 2016 Census

40.1% of recent immigrants

age 15 years and over, in the City of North Vancouver are in the low income bracket.
Source: 2016 Census

14.4% of immigrants

in the City of North Vancouver speak Farsi most often at home.
Source: 2016 Census

52.1% of recent immigrants

in the District of North Vancouver speak non-official languages most often at home.
Source: 2016 Census

40% of labour force

age 15 years and over, in West Vancouver are made up of immigrants.
Source: 2016 Census

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