Category: Research

IRCC Gender Based Violence Settlement Sector Strategy Partnership – Winter 2020 Bulletin & Webinar Slides

In April 2019, with funding from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), four organizations from the anti-violence and settlement sectors, partnered to begin collaborative work on developing a national strategy to address GBV for newcomers and refugees. In coming together, the partners saw it as critically important to build on the expertise of the many…

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IRCC Settlement Program Evaluation

The IRCC Settlement Program Evaluation 2018 is now available in both French and English on their website. https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/corporate/reports-statistics/evaluations.html https://www.canada.ca/fr/immigration-refugies-citoyennete/organisation/rapports-statistiques/evaluations.html

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IRPP: 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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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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Longitudinal Immigration database (IMDB) – Interactive App

The Longitudinal Immigration database (IMDB) is a product of a partnership between Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada and Statistics Canada.  It was announced in December 2018, and new data modules and an interactive app were made available in April 2019.  The IMDB integrates Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) data to other administrative files. The IMDB…

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Manitoba Labour Market Occupational Forecasts 2018-2024 – Summary Findings

The Manitoba Labour Market Occupational Forecasts Report is produced by Manitoba Growth, Enterprise and Trade. We acknowledge the assistance, feedback and support from other Manitoba government departments consulted, as well as the external stakeholders who played a role in validating results. The findings in this report are based on labour market supply and demand projections…

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Migration Policy Institute (MPI) research – Volunteers and Sponsors: A Catalyst for Refugee Integration?

  This report assesses the barriers that organizations and service providers of the settlement & integration sector face in engaging volunteers. “While volunteer efforts cannot replace specialized social service agencies or well-resourced social assistance programs, they offer unique resources that can be an invaluable complement to the services that professional agencies and case workers provide….

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Migration Policy Institute report – Volunteers and Sponsors: A Catalyst for Refugee Integration?

Community engagement and the importance of knowing how to support volunteers and sponsors. While volunteer efforts cannot replace specialized social service agencies or well-resourced social assistance programs, they offer unique resources that can be an invaluable complement to the services that professional agencies and caseworkers provide. Yet engaging volunteers or community sponsors is hardly a…

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OHC: Stories of Newcomer Workers in Manitoba’s Food Processing Industry

OHC’s final report “Stories of Newcomer Workers in Manitoba’s Food Processing Industry” is now available, based on interviews they conducted with 11 workers from the Chinese and Eritrean communities. The report details the migration and work stories of newcomer workers in this industry, as well as their concerns, hopes and dreams. OHC has made 21…

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