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The Powerful Role of Social Media in Resettlement (webinar recording)

By: Marco Campana
January 30, 2022

In this November 2021 Pathways to Prosperity Canada conference session presenters discussed the question: What is the role of social media in resettlement?

Presenters and their topics

How Does Social Media Impact Chinese Immigrants’ Acculturation Experiences in Canada? Ran Ju, Leah Hamilton, and Matthew McLarnon, Mount Royal University

Ju, Hamilton and McLarnon described results from their mixed-methods study examining how Chinese immigrants’ social media use influences their acculturation experiences.

Online Ethnic Social Media and Newcomers’ Settlement: Results from a Mixed-method Study on Bangladeshi Immigrants in Canada. Nafiz Shuva, Western University

Shuva discussed the use of social media tools among Bangladeshi skilled immigrants in Ontario, Canada. He highlighted the role that ethnic community social media forums play in newcomers' settlement into Canadian society.

Newcomers’ Labour Market Experiences during the Pandemic: The Role of Social Media for Network Building. Luisa Veronis and Huan Wang, University of Ottawa

Veronis and colleagues shared findings on skilled immigrants’ experiences with labour market integration in Ottawa-Gatineau, focusing on the use of social media tools for building professional networks in a pandemic context.

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