Newcomer and Youth Community Indicators

Get your copy of the Newcomer and Youth Community Indicators by completing and submitting this request form.

What is the Newcomer and Youth Community Indicators Tool?

The Newcomer and Youth Community Indicators is an analytical tool that provides information to help communities assess their attractiveness related to newcomers and youth. Communities of all sizes need factual and comparative data to support planning efforts and decision making to assist in the creation of strategies for attracting newcomers and retaining youth. The tool allows communities to benchmark themselves against similar communities located across the Province.

The Newcomer and Youth Community Indicators is the new version of the Community Attractiveness Indicators for Newcomers tool, which was developed in partnership with the Rural Ontario Institute and the Conference Board of Canada. The Newcomer and Youth Community Indicators tool includes the most recent Statistics Canada data and has been expanded to include a new youth focused category.

How can my community benefit from using the Newcomer and Youth Community Indicators tool?

Using this tool, communities can understand how to build on their strengths and overcome barriers to successfully recruit and retain newcomers and youth, thereby increasing innovation and productivity in the local economy. The data for this tool is based on national and provincial statistics.

There are over 50 indicators in the following eight categories that help to identify community attractiveness including:

  • Access to Healthcare
  • Amenities
  • Economy
  • Education
  • Housing
  • Innovation
  • Society
  • Youth

Get your copy of the Newcomer and Youth Community Indicators tool by submitting this request form.

Regional Economic Development Branch Advisors are available to provide more information and advice on the CIRRO program. Contact an Advisor or call the Contact Centre at 1-877-424-1300.


For more information:
Toll Free: 1-877-424-1300
E-mail: ag.info.omafra@ontario.ca
Author: Janice Wright - Stakeholder Communications and Marketing Advisor/OMAFRA
Creation Date: 14 August 2014
Last Reviewed: 14 August 2014