This report examines experiences of refugees that have settled in Newfoundland and Labrador and analyzes factors that can potentially enhance refugee integration and factors that can negatively impact their settlement experiences and retention in the province. The potential demographic and economic benefits of refugee settlement in the province cannot be realized if refugees come but then choose to leave.
Researchers interviewed 114 refugees and 16 stakeholders in the settlement sector.
The report is divided into broad categories, including welcoming communities; settlement assistance; language training/learning; health care; cost of living and housing; economic and labour market integration.
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