Global Migration Research Institute


Q&A with Shyon Baumann and Loretta Ho: Cultural Schemas for Racial Identity in Canadian Television Advertising

May 3, 2014

Researchers at the helm of a University of Toronto study have found that racial discrimination in advertising is not only prevalent in Canada, but also reflects a variety of racial stereotypes. A series of food ads on primetime TV significantly...

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Different Gods

Q&A with Raymond Breton: The role of religion in the integration of minorities in Canada

August 7, 2013

Raymond Breton, one of the most distinguished Canadian scholars in the field of ethnic group relations, published a new book entitled Different Gods: Integrating Non-Christian Minorities into a Primarily Christian Society (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2012). He agreed to sit down...

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Immigrants’ Precarious Legal Status: Economic Consequences

March 5, 2013

A study by Luin Goldring (York University) and Patricia Landolt (University of Toronto) entitled “The Impact of Precarious Legal Status on Immigrants’ Economic Outcomes” was published by the IRPP (Institute for Research on Public Policy) on October 23, 2012. According...

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Q&A with Randall Hansen: Major debates and challenges in immigration – Canada and Europe*

February 22, 2013

Let’s first focus on Canada. What do you think are some of the major debates or challenges facing Canadian immigration today? The major debate in Canada is whether our immigration system, which seemed to serve us so well for so...

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Q&A with Eric Fong: The genesis of ethnic businesses

December 12, 2012

We understand that most of your research deals with the settlement of immigrants in ethnic neighbourhoods and enclaves. Can you tell us about how you’re exploring this issue? My work focuses on patterns of immigrant settlement, neighbourhoods, and enclaves. Previous...

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Q&A with Audrey Macklin: Emergent trends in Canadian immigration policy

December 12, 2012

Note: Professor Macklin also has published an overview on recent Canadian immigration policy in The Guardian: “European politicians envy Canada’s points system for migrants. But how well has it worked? Canada’s Conservative government is, ironically, now adopting European and Australian...

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Muslim Woman (Image by Shailendra Pandey/ Tehelka)

Who Succeeds in Integrating Muslim Immigrants: France, Quebec, or Canada? A New Study By Jeffrey Reitz

December 12, 2012

(Version en français ici) Particularly since 9/11 and the subsequent “war on terror,” Muslim immigrants’ religious affiliation and social integration in Western countries have been hot button issues, and acts of violence in several countries, including the United Kingdom, the...

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Muslim Woman Photo Credit - Shailendra Pandey/Tehelka

Qui arrive à intégrer les immigrants musulmans : La France, le Québec, ou le Canada ?

December 12, 2012

Une nouvelle étude de The Munk School au delà des débats publics pour examiner les relations intergroupes pour les minorités musulmanes en France, au Québec, et au Canada anglais. (English Version here) Particulièrement depuis les attentats du 11 septembre et...

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