International Migration Research Centre

The International Migration Research Centre (IMRC) mandate is to provide a platform for debate, research, policy analysis, community engagement and proposal development related to international migration and mobility at the global, national and regional scale.

Our mission is to develop and sponsor research relationships that encourage involvement with scholars from all Laurier faculties. The IMRC affiliated faculty and students are active members of international networks and liaise with migration and refugee centres in the region and around the world.

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Policy Points

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Issue 01: Backgrounder on Health and Safety for Migrant Farmworkers in Canada, Janet McLaughlin and Jenna Hennebry

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Issue 02: Key Issues & Recommendations for Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program: Reducing Vulnerabilities & Protecting Rights, Jenna Hennebry and Janet McLaughlin

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Issue 03: Backgrounder on Safety and Legal Protection of Irregular Migrants and Volunteer Workers in Mexico, Andrea Pietrzak

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Issue 04: Inventory of Services Provided to Immigrants and Refugees in the Waterloo Region, J. Fernando Reyes, Margaret Walton-Roberts, and Jenna Hennebry

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Issue 05: Backgrounder on Immigration Policy Changes and Entry to Practice Routes for Internationally Educated Nurses (IENs) Entering Canada, Margaret Walton-Roberts, Keegan Williams, Jennifer Guo, and Jenna Hennebry

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Issue 06: The Migrant Farmworker Health Journey: Identifying Issues and Considering Change across Borders, Janet McLaughlin, Jenna Hennebry, Donald C. Cole, and Gabriel Williams

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Issue 07: The Need for Local Reintegration Policy/Programs in Rural Mexico, Meredith Giel

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Issue 08: New Policies, New Students, New Direction? Trends in International Student Enrollment in Ontario’s Changing Policy Landscape, Keegan Williams, Gabriel Williams, Amy Arbuckle, Margaret Walton-Roberts, and Jenna Hennebry

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Issue 09: Temporary Migration Policy, Trends, and Ontario’s Economy: 2000-2012, Keegan Williams

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Issue 10: Global Care Chains: Addressing Unpaid Reproductive Labour in the Philippines, Harrison Ellis

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Issue 11: Scaling Canada’s Local Immigration Partnerships (LIPs) Model for Proactive Refugee Resettlement, Ahmed Mohamoud Elmi, Marina Ghosh, Sasha Oliveira, and Margaret Walton-Roberts

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Issue 12: International Students Adaptation and Integration in the Canadian University Sector, Guanglong Pang and Margaret Walton-Roberts

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Issue 13: Syrian Refugee Resettlement and the Role of Local Immigration Partnerships (LIPs) in Ontario, Canada, Margaret Walton-Roberts, Luisa Veronis, Sarah Wayland, Huyen Dam, and Blair Cullen

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Issue 14: Welcoming Diversity: The Role of Local and Civil Society Initiatives in Integrating Newcomers, Feyzi Baban, Fuat Keyman, Hande Paker, and Kim Rygiel

Reports

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Diasporas, Development and Governance in the Global South, Abel Chikanda and Gareth Haysom

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Immigration Policy Changes and Entry to Practice Routes for Internationally Educated Nurses (IENs), Margaret Walton-Roberts, Jennifer Guo, Keegan Williams, and Jenna Hennebry

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Migration, Urbanization and Food Security in Cities of the Global South: 26–27 November 2012, Cape Town, South Africa, Jonathan Crush

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Submission for the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities’ Review of the Temporary Foreign Workers Program, Jenna Hennebry and Janet McLaughlin

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The Impact of English Language Proficiency and Workplace Readiness on the Employment Outcomes of Tertiary International Students (Executive Summary), Sophie Arkoudis, Lesleyanne Hawthorne, Chi Baik, Graeme Hawthorne, Kieran O’Loughlin, Dan Leach, and Emmaline Bexley

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The Impact of English Language Proficiency and Workplace Readiness on the Employment Outcomes of Tertiary International Students (Full Report), Sophie Arkoudis, Lesleyanne Hawthorne, Chi Baik, Graeme Hawthorne, Kieran O’Loughlin, Dan Leach, and Emmaline Bexley

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Urban Informality and Migrant Entrepreneurship in Southern African Cities: 10–11 February 2014, Cape Town, South Africa, Jonathan Crush

Research Publications

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Brain Drain and Regain: The Migration Behaviour of South African Medical Professionals (Migration Policy Series No. 65), Jonathan Crush, Abel Chikanda, Ivy Bourgeault, Ronald Labonté, and Gail Tomblin Murphy

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Demography, Migration and Demand for International Students, Lesleyanne Hawthorne

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Determinants of Health of Migrant Farm Workers in Canada, Janet McLaughlin

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Entrepreneurship and Inclusive Growth in South Africa, Zimbabwe and Mozambique (Migration Policy Series No. 68), Jonathan Crush, Caroline Skinner, and Abel Chikanda

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Immigration, the University, and the Tolerant Second-Tier City, Margaret Walton-Roberts

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India-Canada Trade and Immigration Linkages: A Case of Regional (Dis)advantage?, Margaret Walton-Roberts

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Indirect Pathways Into Practice: A Comparative Examination of Indian and Philippine Internationally Educated Nurses and Their Entry Into Ontario’s Nursing Profession, Margaret Walton-Roberts and Jenna Hennebry

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Indirect Pathways Into Practice: Philippine Internationally Educated Nurses and Their Entry Into Ontario’s Nursing Profession, Lualhati Marcelino

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Migrant Entrepreneurship, Collective Violence and Xenophobia in South Africa (Migration Policy Series No. 67), Jonathan Crush and Sujata Ramachandran

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Migrant Rights are Human Rights, Jenna Hennebry

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Organizing from the Maquiladoras to the University: Dialogue and Reflections Among Women Migrant and Maquiladora Workers in Mexico, Evelyn Encalada Grez