AMSSA/BC/Canada Reports & Francophone Resources

This section of the website lists BC and Canadian reports that have a settlement focus as well as Francophone immigration resources.

AMSSA Reports

BC Syrian Refugee Settlement Working Group Meeting Report, AMSSA
The BC Syrian Refugee Settlement Working Group Meeting was held December 7, 2015 as part of  Working Group coordinated by AMSSA that consists of all Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) funded Service Provider Organizations (SPOs) across British Columbia, which are responding to the Government of Canada’s November 24, 2015 announcement to identify and accept 25,000 Syrian refugees by the end of February 2016.

BC/Yukon Immigrant Integration Summit, AMSSA
The BC/Yukon Immigrant Integration Summit was a two-day event held in Richmond, BC on November 4 – 5, 2014 to bring together key stakeholders in immigrant and refugee settlement and integration with the goal of creating better social, economic and cultural outcomes for those arriving to British Columbia and the Yukon.

Toolkit: CIC Contracting, Procurement & Financial Reporting, AMSSA
The Toolkit: CIC Contracting, Procurement & Financial Reporting is part of the work that AMSSA has undertaken to support service provider organizations (SPOs) in British Columbia (BC) during the transition of settlement services from Provincial to Federal oversight. The intention of this Toolkit is to support a smooth transition for current WelcomeBC Service Providers to manage CIC procurement and contracting models.

AMSSA Regional Meeting Reports

Fall 2016 Settlement and Language Regional Meetings, AMSSA
AMSSA has been contracted by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to organize regional meetings with all of the Settlement and Language Service Provider Organizations (SPOs) in British Columbia who hold a Contribution Agreement (CA) with IRCC to deliver settlement and language services. Four regional meetings were held for SPOs in the North/Interior, Vancouver Island, Metro Vancouver and Fraser Valley region in October 2016. Day 1 of the regional meetings focused on topics relating to settlement and Day 2 focused on topics relating to settlement language.

October 2015 Regional Meeting Report, AMSSA
AMSSA has been contracted by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to organize regional meetings with all of the Settlement Program Service Provider Organizations (SPOs) in British Columbia who hold a Contribution Agreement (CA) with IRCC to deliver settlement services. Four regional meetings were held for SPOs in the North/Interior, Vancouver Island, Metro Vancouver and Fraser Valley region in October 2015.

February 2015 Regional Meeting Report, AMSSA
AMSSA has been contracted by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) to organize regional meetings with all of the Settlement Program Service Provider Organizations (SPOs) in British Columbia who hold a Contribution Agreement with CIC to deliver settlement services. Two regional meetings were held for SPOs in the North, Interior and Vancouver Island region in February 2015.

Fall 2014 Regional Meeting Report, AMSSA
As part of the Contribution Agreement, AMSSA has been contracted by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) to organize regional meetings with all of the Settlement Program Service Provider Organizations (SPO’s) that also have a Contribution Agreement. This report documents the regional meetings held in the Fall of 2014.

AMSSA Local Immigration Partnerships (LIP) Meeting Reports

September 2014 BC LIPs Advisory Committee Report, AMSSA
Local Immigration Partnerships (LIPs) are being implemented across Canada, including 19 new partnerships in British Columbia. These partnerships are meant to facilitate community-level planning and coordination, and engage multiple stakeholders, including representatives from different levels of government and mainstream agencies, in the settlement and integration process. Communities are supported to develop coordinated strategies to address local barriers to integration and build more welcoming and inclusive communities. This report documents the LIPs Advisory Commitee meeting held September 2014.

Spring 2015 Local Immigration Partnerships (LIPs) Meeting Report, AMSSA
There are currently 19 Local Immigration Partnerships in British Columbia. AMSSA held a LIPs Advisory Committee meeting March 2015 and the report summarizes the outcomes of this meeting. Presentations were held during the advisory committee meetings as well and these can be viewed here:

AMSSA Research Advisory Committee Reports

Fall 2014 Research Advisory Committee, AMSSA
The Research Advisory Committee brought together BC Service Provider Organizations (SPOs), Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) representatives, and a number of researchers to collaborate on British Columbia’s settlement research initiatives.

Winter 2015 Research Advisory Committee, AMSSA
The Research Advisory Committee brought together BC Service Provider Organizations (SPOs), Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) representatives, and a number of researchers to collaborate on British Columbia’s settlement research initiatives.

AMSSA Settlement Workers in Schools (SWIS) Meeting Report

Settlement Workers in Schools (SWIS) Meeting, AMSSA
AMSSA has been contracted by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) to organize a meeting with all of the Settlement Workers in Schools (SWIS) that have a Contribution Agreement with CIC. The meeting was held on February 13, 2015 at the Radisson Hotel Vancouver Airport in Richmond, BC.

AMSSA BC Settlement Program Planning Committee (SPPC) Reports

BC Settlement Program Planning Committee (SPPC) Meeting, AMSSA
AMSSA has been contracted by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) to organize a meeting for the BC Settlement Program Planning Committee (SPPC). This report documents the meeting that was held at the Radisson Hotel Vancouver Airport in Richmond on March 2, 2015.

General Reports

Devolving Settlement Funding from the Government of Canada: The British Columbia Experience, 1998-2013, IRW
Immigration Research West (formerly known as Western Consortium on Integration, Citizenship and Cohesion (WCICC)), has released a CIC comissioned report prepared by Heather Dickson, Evert Lindquist, Ben Pollard, and Miu Chung Yan.

Hiebert, D., and Jones, C.E. (2015) Social Atlas of Immigrants in Canada’s largest Census Metropolitan Areas
This social atlas from Canada’s largest cities (Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary, Ottawa, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Hamilton and Quebec City) shows the residential patterns of immigrants to these cities.

What are the Settlement Experiences of Newly Settled Newcomers to Western Canada: An Interim Report, IRW
This report provides an overview of the settlement process and examines common trends of newcomers to Western Canada.

Western Settlement Outcomes Survey, Western Consortium on Integration, Citizenship and Cohesion and the Pathways to Prosperity Partnership
This report describes the results of a telephone survey conducted in April-May 2013 of 2936 immigrants in the four western provinces of Canada regarding their settlement and integration experiences and outcomes, and predictors of these outcomes.

Policies to Support Immigrant Entrepreneurship, Migration Policy Institute
This report examines the obstacles that prevent immigrant entrpreneurs from realizing the full potential of their enterprises to contribute to the socioeconomic welfare and competitiveness of host countries.

Study of Innovative and Promising Practises within the Immigrant Settlement Sector, CISSA-ACSEI
This study highlights the innovation taking place across Canada within the immigrant serving sector. These innovative and promising practices help to enhance the ability of immigrants and refugees to fully participate and contribute in all aspects of Canadian society.

Reconfiguring Settlement and Integration: A Service Provider Strategy for Innovation and Results, CISSA-ACSEI
The purpose of this study is to take stock of emerging trends and to map a way forward that will allow settlement service providers to acquire the tools and capacities they need to partner with governments in meeting the challenges facing both newcomers and the communities in which they settle.

Shaping the future: Canada’s rapidly changing immigration policies, Maytree
Between 2008 and July 1, 2012 the Government of Canada introduced many changes to policies affecting immigration, temporary entry to Canada, and citizenship. This paper describes the changes and analyzes their potential individual and cumulative impact.

Government of BC Reports

Promising Practices and New Directions in Multiculturalism and Anti-Racism Programming: a scoping review, BC Government
This scoping review summarizes key findings relating to promising practices and new directions in anti-racism and multiculturalism programming. Based on a cross-jursdictional review of academic and government literature discussing a variety of anti-racism and multiculturalism policies, programs and strategies in Canada, the U.K., Australia and New Zealand, this document presents a set of eight promising practices and three new directions that may be used to evaluate and inform future anti-racism and multiculturalism programming.

BC Jobs Plan
The BC Jobs Plan was launched September 2011 as a strategy to grow the economy and create job opportunities in British Columbia.

BC Jobs Plan – 3 Year Progress Update
This report provides a three-year progress report update of the BC Jobs Plan which was launched in 2011.

British Columbia 2022 Labour Market Outlook, WorkBC
This Outlook report provides the labour market outlook for BC based on an economic scenario without LNG; and highlights the findings of the LNG workforce occupation forecasts.

Immigration & Temporary Resident Statistics and Fact Sheets, Welcome BC
This website provides access to BC specific statistics and fact sheets created by Welcome BC.

BC Stats Quarterly Migration Flow Statistics, BC Stats
Statistics regarding components or migration by development region and regional districts in BC is available on this website.

Government of Canada Reports

Discussion Paper: Regulatory proposals to enhance the Temporary Foreign Worker Program and International Mobility Program compliance frameworksp, Government of Canada
The Government of Canada recently announced extensive reforms to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) to ensure that qualified Canadians and permanent residents are given first chance at available jobs. The Government implemented important changes in 2013 to strengthen the labour market impact assessment process, to impose new conditions on employers, to enhance authorities to verify employer compliance through inspections, and to impose consequences for non-compliance.

Overhauling the Temporary Foreign Worker Program – Putting Canadians First, Government of Canada
The Government of Canada has re-organized the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) into two distinct programs. This report highlights the major differences between the various streams.

Temporary Foreign Workers in Canada: A look at regions and occupational skill, Office of the Parliamentery Budget Officer
This report assesses the importance of foreign workers in the Canadian economy, and then focuses on the question of foreign workers in low-skilled occupations.

Annual Report to Parliament on Immigration 2014, Citizenship and Immigration Canada
The report to Parliament provides a review of immigration policies undertaken in 2014 as well as an outlook to the next year.

Annual Report to Parliament on Immigration 2013, Citizenship and Immigration Canada
This report provides an overview of immigration policies undertaken in 2013 and a future outlook towards 2014.

Annual Report to Parliament on Immigration 2012, Citizenship and Immigration Canada
This report provides an overview of immigration practices for 2012.

Splash and Ripple: Using Outcomes to Design & Manage Community Activities, Heritage Canada
This guide was prepared for the Canadian Heritage (PCH) Multiculturalism Program to help groups use outcomes when designing and managing programs. It draws from a wide range of sources, making it relevant to other community programs funded by Canadian Heritage and to the non-profit sector as a whole.

2011 National Household Survey Statistics on Immigration and Ethnocultural Diversity in BC Census Subdivisions, Statistics Canada
Information from the National Household survey for communities with 5,000plus population is listed on this site.

Facts and Figures 2013 – Immigration overview: Permanent and temporary residents, Government of Canada
Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s annual statistical publication can be assessed on this website.

2011 National Household Survey Data Tables, Statistics Canada
Detailed information on Immigration and Ethnocultural Diversity from the National House survey can be accessed from this webpage.

Summary Report: Consultations with Employers on the Development of an Expression of Interest Application System, Citizenship and Immigration Canada
In fall 2012, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) held consultations with Canadian employers on a major next step in building a fast and flexible immigration system – the creation of a pool of skilled workers ready to begin employment in Canada – a commitment made in Economic Action Plan 2012. The summary report from these consultations is availabe online.

Evaluation of the Overseas Orientation Initiatives, Citizenship and Immigration Canada
This evaluation report of the overseas orientation initiatives highlights its programming priorities regarding pre-departure services.

Evaluation of the Family Reunification Program, Citizenship and Immigration Canada
This evaluation report reviews Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s family reunification program.

The role of migrant labour supply in the Canadian labour market, Citizenship and Immigration Canada
This report explores how the Canadian labour market will evolve over the coming decade and the role that immigration will play.

Francophone Resources

British Columbia & Yukon Francophone Communities, FFCB
A presentation on BC and Yukon Francophone Communities was presented during the BC/Yukon Immigrant Integration Summit hosted November 4-5, 2014.

The French Presence in British Columbia, Office of the Commissioner of Offical Languages
This infographic visually demonstrates the importance and usage of French in the Province of British Columbia.

Vitality Indicators for Official Language Minority Communities 3:Three Francophone Communities in Western Canada, Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages
This action-research project, of which this is the summary presentation, consisted of carrying out a
study on the vitality of Francophone communities in Western Canada: Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia.

Fédération des francophones de la Colombie-Britannique, FFCB
The BC Federation of Francophones is the umbrella organization for Francophone agencies in the Province of BC.

Programme d’immigration francophone de la Colombie-Britannique
This website provides information and resources in French for immigrants wishing to come to British Colombia.

Typology of Canada’s Francophone minority communities, Citizenship and Immigration Canada
This research report aims to learn more about the diversity of Canada’s Francophone minority communities (FMCs).

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