Demographics & Research

Immigration-related demographics and research  that may be of interest to newcomers, key stakeholders and the broader community can be found here. This is not an exhaustive list of all available resources. The RRLIP welcomes and encourages community submission suggestions. 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 Volunteersby 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

  • 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 

  • What’s So Special about Canada? Understanding the Resilience of Immigration and Multiculturalism- by Daniel Hiebert Published by MPI.  Download the report on Canada's Multiculturalism here 


  • 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. 


  • 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