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Dr. Lisa Kaida, PhD Candidate Max Stick, and Dr. Feng Hou of Statistics Canada.

Are Refugees More Likely to Leave Initial Destinations than Economic Immigrants?

A recent study by Dr. Lisa Kaida, Dr. Feng Hou of Statistics Canada, and PhD Candidate Max Stick has been published by Statistics Canada.

Feb 03, 2020

Dr. Kaida’s most recent research, funded by a SSHRC Insight Grant, is published as part of Statistics Canada’s Analytical Studies Branch Research Paper Series. Kaida, Feng Hou (Statistics Canada), and Max Stick (PhD Candidate, McMaster) analyze the Longitudinal Immigration Database (IMDB) to compare patterns of secondary migration by immigrant admission category, with a focus on the size of the initial city of settlement.

From the paper: “The results show that refugees are more likely than economic immigrants to undertake secondary migration during their first 10 years in Canada. However, this is mostly explained by the fact that refugees tend to settle in smaller cities initially.”

View the report here.