Publications: Issues

Publications categorized as issues include research that is newcomer-facing.
These reports, articles, & studies are typically about newcomers, not the sector.

Accessibility/Disability

Often overlooked, but specific research related to accessibility/disability issues and challenges in newcomer communities.
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Cities and Communities

Settlement is inherently local. Cities and towns are where newcomers settle. They are increasingly active actors in newcomer inclusion and settlement success.
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Civic Engagement

Formal (voting, etc.) and informal civic engagement research and trends among newcomers.
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Education and Skills

Mapping the skills and education newcomers bring, as well as research on access to education among youth and others.
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Employment and Labour (credential recognition)

Employment and labour market experiences of newcomers, including credential recognition related to employment access, Bridging Programs, and more.
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Health

Looking at the "healthy newcomer effect" as well as broad themes related to newcomer health, including refugee health, interpretation/translation, cultural aspects of health provision, mental health.
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Housing and Homelessness

A focus on home ownership, rental trends, and housing discrimination.
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Human Rights (racism, discrimination)

Human rights broadly defined as related to migration, but also highlighting technology, surveillance, and emerging human rights challenges in the digital age.
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Immigrants

Differentiating research about immigrants vs refugees and asylum seekers.
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Immigration & Immigration Policy/Studies

A bit meta, immigration studies about immigration and approaches to studying immigration.
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Income Security

Related to poverty and employment, specific research related to income inequality and specific issues related to newcomers.
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Indigenous Peoples

Specifically related to newcomers learning about Canada's first nations, as well as building relationships between newcomers and Indigenous Peoples.
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Information & Referral

Research on information and orientation approaches and how effective information provision impacts settlement and inclusion.
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Interpretation & Translation

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Justice & Law

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LGBTQ+

Lesbia, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer newcomer research.
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Newcomer Information Practice

Information and technology practice of newcomers, both pre-, during, and post-migration, including how these practices change over time during the settlement process.
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Poverty

Includes trends related to poverty and newcomers, as well as the racialization of poverty.
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Refugee Claimants/Asylum Seekers

Making refugee/asylum claims, generally in country.
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Refugees/Refugee Sponsorship

Government sponsored refugees, private sponsorship of refugees.
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Seniors

Seniors, elders.
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Settlement/Inclusion/Integration

General research about newcomer settlement, inclusion, & integration.
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Temporary Foreign Workers

TFWs, Seasonal Agricultural Workers, and more.
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Undocumented

Non-status newcomers.
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Women

Women, girls, domestic violence, etc.
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Youth

Youth and young adults.
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