Relevant Links and Research



Relevant Links

Immigration and Settlement Web Portal
This portal has a lot of settlement related data, it is managed by the City of Toronto.

Settlement at Work
This wiki is provided for your gathering and sharing of resources (best practices, knowledge, events) supporting all those involved in the settlement sector of Ontario.

Settlement.org
Providing information and answers for newcomers to settle in Ontario, Canada.

Well-being Toronto
This map allows users to view services such as daycare centres, transit stops, convenience stores etc. in the different neighbourhoods of Toronto.

211 Toronto
Your connection to information about community, social, health, and related government services.

Professional Immigrant Networks
A network of networks bulding connections for immigrant employment.

 Neighbourhood Websites
Dorset Park: www.dorsetpark.com
Kingston Galloway/Orton Park: www.ourkgocommunity.com

Relevant Research

Self-Employment and Entrepreneurship in the GTA.” December 2011. By Sarah V. Wayland, PhD.
The research finds that there is a paucity of supports targeted towards the unique barriers immigrants face when starting a business. It identifies the need for future research and suggests possible policy and program ideas for various stakeholders.
The report is available at:
http://maytree.com/policy-papers/maytree-metcalf-foundation-release-new-report-on-immigrant-entrepreneurship.html

Do Admission Criteria and Economic Recessions Affect Immigrant Earnings?” November 2011. By Michael G. Abbott and Charles M. Beach.
The study allows to compare the outcomes of skills-assessed immigrants with those immigrants who entered in other classes, and to examine the impact of economic cycles on immigrants’ earnings.
The study is available at:
http://www.irpp.org/pubs/IRPPstudy/IRPP_Study_no22.pdf

Child immigrants over 9 more likely to drop out.” October 2011. By Louise Elliott, CBC News.
Children who immigrate to Canada after the age of nine are far more likely to drop out of school and never go back, a new study suggests.
The study  is available at: http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/11f0019m/11f0019m2011336-eng.pdf

Official language proficiency and self-reported health among immigrants to Canada.” By Edward Ng, Kevin Pottie and Denise Spitzer, Statistics Canada.
Their analysis examines the relationship between self-reported official language proficiency and transitions to poor self-reported health during the first four years in the country.
The study is available at:
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/82-003-x/2011004/article/11559-eng.pdf.
 
The Global City: Newcomer Health in Toronto“. November 2011. By Toronto Public Health.
The report can be viewed at: http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/hl/bgrd/backgroundfile-42361.pdf.

Knocking Down Barriers Faced by New Immigrants to Canada: Fitting the Pieces Together
Released on February 7, 2012, this report from TD Economics recommends better coordination of federal-provincial selection processes and settlement services to reduce the growing gap in labour market outcomes between newcomers and native-born Canadians.

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