According to an on going study of Northern life we are getting older up here.

Existing Immigration programs do not match the uniqueness of the Ontario North when it comes to the economy and social challenges, and that makes it tough to attract and retain younger residents.

The baby boomers are retiring now if they haven’t already, and the population ages.

The Northern Policy Institute has determined that is a problem that need to be dealt with.

The 11 Northern communities must develop a strategy to attract and retain these younger members of the community.