Category: Research

Language Skills and the Social Integration of Canada’s Adult Immigrants

Skills in an official language (English or French) significantly affect the economic integration of Canada’s immigrants, including their employment levels and incomes. Official-language skills also have an impact on how well immigrants integrate socially in their workplaces and communities. In this study, Tracey Derwing and Erin Waugh examine the relationship between official language knowledge and…

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RDI: Immigration Settlement Services and Gaps in Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s Western Region

Significant research efforts have focused on examining settlement services in large centres across Canada. With more immigrants selecting small centres and rural areas, this project is intended to inventory the extent to which settlement services exist in selected communities across Western Canada (British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba) and to identify gaps, barriers and needs….

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RDI: Immigration in 5 Rural Manitoba Communities with a Focus on Refugees

In November 2015, a national resettlement initiative was undertaken to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees  cross Canada. Since November 4th, 2015 the Government of Canada has welcomed more than 29,700 Syrian refugees (August 1st, 2016) and the commitment to resettling more refugees to Canada is continuing in 20161. More than 1000 Syrian refugees have resettled in…

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Language training and settlement success: Are they related? Research Report

A research study measuring language training and settlement success from Macquarie University and La Trobe University in Australia. This study was designed to provide an in-depth understanding of the communication and interaction patterns of new arrivals in order to optimise language instruction during the critical early phase of settlement.

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Immigration Research West (IRW) GIS Mapping Project

The online GIS and mapping portal is useful for a variety of purposes, including orientation purposes (i.e., orienting oneself, members of your organization, and others to important immigration and settlement patterns either at a particular point in time or over time), producing presentations, producing proposals (e.g., contribution based agreements) and producing reports (e.g., annual reports,…

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Pathways to Prosperity (P2P) – a partnership between service providers and researchers

Pathways to Prosperity (P2P) is an alliance of university, community, and government partners dedicated to fostering welcoming communities and promoting the integration of immigrants and minorities across Canada. Their website includes a research library of recent papers about immigration-related issues, videos, media links and information about their annual conference.

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Resource Link: http://p2pcanada.ca/