While municipal governments have no constitutional responsibility for immigrant selection, settlement and integration, new immigrants live in local communities and interact with municipal services immediately upon arrival, including social and health services. It is in the interest of municipal governments to develop welcoming communities to ensure newcomers are able to support themselves, contribute to the local economy, and contribute to their new local communities.

AMO has developed Municipal Governments and Immigration: A Primer that provides an overview of who does what; key aspects of municipal attraction, retention and settlement; recent legislation and recent AMO advocacy and action.


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