Global Talent for SMEs: Practical Ideas to Connect Small and Medium Business with the Skilled Immigrant Workforce
This paper provides a business case for hiring immigrants with a list and explanation of best practices in hiring strategies.
Immigrants in Self-employment
(2011) Statistics Canada
This article examines self-employment “push” and “pull” factors for immigrants and compares these to Canadian-born self-employed workers.
Health and Wellbeing
CCIRH Knowledge Exchange Network
The CCIRH KEN is a knowledge translation project aimed at improving the health of immigrants and refugees. It provides practical evidence-based recommendations and high quality educational resources aimed at primary care practitioners and medical students, immigrant community champions and health advocates, and health and immigration policy-makers.
Evidence-based clinical guidelines for immigrants and refugees
(2011) Canadian Medical Association Journal
This report presents evidence-based clinical guidelines for immigrants and refugees.
All in the (Definition of) Family: Transnational Parent–Child Relationships, Rights to Family Life, and Canadian Immigration Law
(2021) Melissa Redmond (Carleton University) & Beth Martin (Carleton University)
Drawing on international human rights conventions as well as Canadian law, this research paper discusses how the Canadian immigration system’s limited and exclusionary understanding of parent–child relationships complicates family reunification of immigrants. The researchers at Carleton University argue that the Canadian immigration policies disproportionately deny the right to family life to Canadians and their children who hail from the Global South and/or who are socio-economically disadvantaged. Furthermore, immigration policies do not recognize the globally accepted ‘best interests of the child’ welfare standard or the human right to family life. In conclusion, the researchers offer suggestions for addressing these inequities in practice and policy.
Shaping the Future: Canada’s rapidly changing immigration policy
(2012) Maytree Foundation
This paper describes a number of recent policy changes in the area of immigration, temporary entry to Canada, and citizenship. It outlines the process through which recent reforms have been made, including a dramatic increase in ministerial powers and the use of omnibus legislation. The report analyzes the potential individual and cumulative impact of these developments.
LIP-Municipal Interactions and CIC’s Strategic Interests
(2012) Welcoming Communities Initiative
This report explores the evolving relationship between Local Immigration Partnerships and their respective municipal hosts. It assesses the impact that municipal involvement is having on Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s ability to achieve its strategic objectives. The report employs a case study approach focusing on four Ontario cities: London, Ottawa, North Bay, and Sudbury.
Starting on Solid Ground: The Municipal Role in Immigrant Settlement
(2011) Federation of Canadian Municipalities
This report emphasizes the role that municipal government play immigrant settlement and integration. It makes recommendations aimed at improving the settlement and integration outcomes of immigrants.
Settlement and Integration Capacity
Literature Review: Integration Outcomes
(2011) Welcoming Communities Initiative
This report reviews research on the factors that shape immigrants’ economic and social integration outcomes in Canada. The impact of source country/region and immigration class are of principal interest, but the effects of secondary explanatory variables, such as education, gender, age, and language ability, are also assessed. The research findings are drawn from English and French-language literature published by academic, governmental and non-governmental sources between 2001 and 2011.
Reconfiguring Settlement and Integration: A Service Provider Strategy for Innovation and Results
(2010) Welcoming Communities Initiative
This report identifies emerging trends in immigrant settlement and integration. In particular, it elaborates a path to enable settlement service providers to acquire the tools and capacities they need to partner with governments to meet challenges facing newcomers and the communities in which they settle.