Penticton Reimagined

A recent Welcome Home survey in this Okanagan city revealed that new residents are young (91 per cent under 65), ready to work (32 per cent moved for a job or to start a business) and exiting the Lower Mainland in droves (23 per cent of new arrivals). “The number of skilled and remote workers moving to Penticton in recent months reflect a positive trend that is critical to our local economy,” says economic development manager Carly Lewis. Notable in the findings was a 16 per cent cohort of work-from-home new residents who chose the Okanagan setting for their “home office.” –C.R.

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