A recent study reveals that immigrant-serving organizations in Ontario and Newfoundland and Labrador do not demonstrate an awareness of racially diverse LGBTQ immigrants.
Immigrants in Atlantic Canada have higher employment levels, higher wages and face less discrimination than other Canadian immigrants, yet the region has the lowest retention rates in the country.
Newfoundland and Labrador's economic development plan includes attracting more immigrants. But the province needs to acknowledge the difficulties of systemic racism if it wants the plan to succeed.
Why those who want to lean on imperial relations should think again.