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Welcome to the CIMSS Website

Established as the Research Resource Division for Refugees (RRDR) in 1985, the Centre for International Migration and Settlement Studies (CIMSS) is a Carleton University Research Centre housed in the School of Social Work.

CIMSS specializes in research and publishing on immigration and forced migration. It focuses particularly on the settlement, adaptation, and integration of immigrants and refugees into Canadian society while, at the same time, maintaining an international perspective for comparison with other countries of immigration.

In its research stream, the Centre places particular emphasis on the settlement, adaptation, and integration experience of two demographic groups: (a) special needs newcomers including, e.g., children and youth, seniors, and women refugees; and (b) immigrant professionals and tradespeople.

CIMSS also has a strong publishing stream. In addition to print publishing, the centre is increasingly involved in online publishing – Web site and database management.

News:

Swedish delegation visits Centre for International Migration and Settlement Studies

INSCAN: Special Issue on Settlement Language Training (Spring 2012) / Numéro spécial sur la formation linguistique pour immigrants (Printemps 2012)

Building stronger communities for new Canadians

A new settlement service, policy, and research tool from CIMSS: Community-SPO Atlas of Canada's Large Urban Centres

CIMSS is part of a new initiative at Carleton University: Migration and Diaspora Studies

CERIS Working Paper: What Do Immigrants Do When They Can’t Practise Their Professions? Immigrant Professionals in the Ontario Settlement Service Sector

Centre for International Migration and Settlement Studies, 2106 Dunton Tower, Carleton University,
1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1S 5B6
Phone: 613-520-2717 | Fax: 613-520-3676 | Email: cimss@carleton.ca