Immigration and Settlement

Current events around the globe continue to drive immigrants and refugees to Canada. The impact of this influx is far reaching, affecting virtually every aspect of Canadian society. Understanding where newcomers come from, their level of skills and education and what they have left behind means a smoother transition.

Where are these newcomers settling and how does settlement affect our urban centres, our rural and remote areas? How does a concentration of immigrants and refugees affect communities? Where do they fit in our healthcare system, as professionals and as patients? How can we optimize newcomers’ skills and experience to offset many Canadian sectors facing labour shortage? Researchers are tackling these critical issues through cross-disciplinary lens for comprehensive inquiry.