Rural Youth Migration: Exploring The Reality Behind The Myths


Rural Youth Migration: Exploring The Reality Behind The Myths

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This report was published by Government of Canada.


In recognition of the need to develop a comprehensive and coordinated strategy to enhance the opportunity for youth in rural Canada, the Canadian Rural Partnership – consisting of representatives from various federal departments commissioned this study to identify key challenges facing rural youth, as well as to identify a framework that would attract and retain youth in rural Canada.

Past research conducted by Statistics Canada identified that many communities in Canada face sizable losses as a result of the net outflow of youth aged 15 to 29 years. While youth migration is not a phenomenon unique to rural communities, rural communities experience much lower rates of return migration than do urban centres.

Government of Canada. (2002). Rural youth study, phase II, rural youth migration: Exploring the reality behind the myths. Retrieved from

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