Demographics and Research

Immigration-related demographics and research that may be of interest to newcomers, key stakeholders and the broader community can be found here. Community submissions are welcome. Please contact the RRLIP office at

UNHCR Projected Global Resettlement Needs 2019 (shorter version): released in Geneva June 2018. In the current context of growing forced displacement, resettlement continues to be a critical protection tool, providing protection and solutions for refugees who face specific or urgent protection risks. Resettlement is also a tangible mechanism for international solidarity and responsibility-sharing with States hosting large numbers of refugees.  Download Projected Global Resettlement Needs 2019 

Volunteering with Newcomers: The Perspectives of Canadian- and Foreign-born Volunteers  by Behnam Behnia 2012 Carleton University (published by ANSERJ - Canadian Journal of Nonprofit and Social Economy Research; Revue canadienne de recherche sur les OBSL et l’économie sociale). Canadian- and foreign-born volunteers have contributed to the settlement of newcomers into Canadian
society. Despite their important contribution, little has been reported about the experiences and perspectives of these volunteers. Interviews and research findings.  Webpage version  Download pdf 'Volunteering with Newcomers'

Domestic Violence in Immigrant and Refugee Populations: Culturally-Informed Risk and Safety Strategies - 2018  Brief #4 -by CDHPIVP (Canadian Domestic Homicide Prevention Institute with Vulnerable Populations).  Definitions, context and unique risk factors for domestic homicide within immigrant and refugee populations; highlights culturally-informed and culturally-specific domestic violence risk assessment, risk management, and safety planning strategies.  Webpage version  Download pdf Brief #4     Download other reports and resources from CDHPI


Canada's Multi-Year Immigration Plan 2018 - 2020 - Table represents the government of Canada's Multi-Year Immigration Plan beginning 2018 and ending in 2020. This table includes a comparison with 2017 targets - CIC NewsDownload the Immigration Plan chart 

Demographics and Entrepreneurship: Mitigating the Effects of an Aging Population - Frazer Institute Research by Steven Globerman and Jason Clemens - May 2018    Download the 'Demographiccs and Entrepreneurship' Research paper

Building a Mosaic: The Evolution of Canada's Approach to Immigrant Integration  - Nov 1/17.  Report by MPI (Migration Policy Institute). Download the 'Building a Mosaic' 2017 report 


Saskatchewan Small Business Profile 2017Government of Saskatchewan - Statistics and information on the large impact of small businesses on the economy of Saskatchewan in 2016.  Download the Sask Small Business Profile 2017


What’s So Special about Canada? Understanding the Resilience of Immigration and Multiculturalism - by Daniel Hiebert Published by MPI. Canada has managed to maintain a consistently positive public consensus around its immigration system Download the report on Canada's Multiculturalism here 


Turf, Trust, Co-Creation and Collective Impact -Sept 2017-by Liz Weaver (Tamarack Institute.  This paper explores the intricacies of trust, how to build it and
what to do when trust is broken.  
Download the Collective Impact Paper here

The Canadian Expression of Interest System: A Model to Manage Skilled Migration to the European Union?  March 2016 - By Maria Vincenza Desiderio and Kate Hooper Report by MPI  In January 2015, after more than a decade of research and evaluation, Canada implemented its version of the expression of interest (EOI) system. Known as Express Entry, the system is designed to fast-track for legal permanent immigration those skilled immigrants deemed most likely to achieve economic success and positive integration outcomes, while also balancing short- and long-term policy goals. Download the report on the Canadian EOI program 


Statistics Canada 2016 (Regina/Saskatchewan) - Topics: families, households, marital status, language and population  Download Regina Census Profile 2016 


UNHCR Report -The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), is a global organization dedicated to saving lives, protecting rights and building a better future for refugees, forcibly displaced communities and stateless people.  


Government of Sask Labour Market Surveys


United Way's Community Impact Report  2016 Community Impact Report   


Regina Open Door Annual Report - Government Assisted Refugees (GARs) are helped to settle in Canada through the Resettlement Assistance Program (RAP) at Regina Open Door Society. The April 1, 2015 to March 31, 2016 GAR arrival numbers and countries of origin can be found in the Regina Open Door Annual Report.  RODS 2015/16 Annual Report


Responding to the ECEC Needs of Children of Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Europe and North America (2018) - This Migration Policy Institute report explores the findings of a nine-country study of ECEC policies and practices designed to serve young children of refugees and asylum seekers.  Early Childhood Education and Care Needs Report- 2018


Educational and Mental Health Needs of Syrian Refugee Children (2015) - Immigration Policy Institute Report (US) Immigration Policy Institute Report on Syrian Refugee Children's Needs  - 2015


City of Regina Neighbourhood Profiles - The2015 City of Regina's Neighbourhood Profilesprovide demographic, social and economic information. The Profiles also highlight the key features of each neighbourhood. City of Regina Neighbourhood Profiles




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