This section of the website lists BC and Canadian reports that have a settlement focus and that may be of assistance to organizations in completing the 2015 Call for Proposals.
BC/Canada Reports & Francophone Resources – AMSSA
This online specialized resource page provides links to AMSSA reports including regional meetings, research advisory committee meetings, LIPs and SWIS meeting reports. Further general research reports from CISSA-ACSEI, IRW and P2P as well as BC Government and Government of Canada reports can be accessed from this page.
Background Information on the CFP
Settlement Program – Themes and Priorities – Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC)
CIC’s goal is to ensure the delivery of a core set of comparable settlement services for immigrants, including refugees across the country (outside Quebec), as described under each Settlement Program Theme. CIC will make Settlement funding a priority for these services as well as for projects that address one or more of the regional or national priorities, before giving consideration to other proposed activities. Finally, CIC will prioritize proposals that demonstrate the ability to deliver services in both official languages.
Call for Proposals: Funding Guidelines – Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC)
The Funding Guidelines document provides information on eligible applicants, eligible clients, program priorities and other information which is critical in properly completing your application.
Call for Proposals: CFP 2015 Tutorial – Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC)
The Applicant Tutorial provides guidance to applicants on how to complete the online application form.
Call for Proposals: Frequently Asked Questions – Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC)
All relevant information required to complete an application is included in the National CFP 2015 Funding Guidelines document and the Online application tutorial. This Call for Proposals (CFP) pertains to the Settlement, Resettlement Assistance and Inter-Action (multiculturalism) programs. A list of frequently asked questions and answers about the CFP process can be accessed on this page. These are updated on a regular basis while the CFP is open.
Demographic Statistics / Community Profiles
Immigration Data, Facts and Trends – Welcome BC
The Welcome BC website provides data relating to BC Immigration trends from 2006-2010 as well as factsheets on immigration and temporary residents. Further, data tables on immigrants to Canada in period from 2004 until 2013 are accessible.
Facts and Figures 2013 – Immigration overview: Permanent residents – Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC)
The CIC annual publication, Facts and Figures: Immigration Overview–Permanent Residents, provides a broad range of statistical information on admissions to Canada. An overview of the annual intake of permanent residents by category of immigration from 1989 to 2013 is presented. The main body of the publication consists of a series of statistical tables and charts covering the ten-year period from 2004 to 2013. The report depicts selected characteristics for permanent residents.
Provincial data – interprovincial and cross-comparisons – BC Stats
Information from BC Stats, including data tables, that summarizes the current demographic situation for BC and the rest of Canada is accessible via the linked website.
Provincial Mobility Data – BC Stats
Mobility refers to the movement of individuals on a geographic basis, whether it’s international migration between B.C. and the rest of the world or inter-provincial migration between B.C. and other Canadian jurisdictions. The term mobility encompasses those statistics that show the number of migrants, where they’re going to and where they’re coming from.
Demographic Profiles for Metro Vancouver / Fraser Valley – NewToBC
The Immigrant Demographic Profile for cities located in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley can be accessed on this website.
Vancouver Immigrant Profile – Vancouver Immigration Partnership
The Vancouver Immigrant Profile document which includes facts and figures in relation to Vancouver demographics can be accessed on this website. The key sources are the facts and figures gathered by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) and the 2011 National Household Survey (NHS).
Surrey Demographic Information – Surrey Local Immigration Partnership
The following Surrey specific demographic information 2011 National Household Survey Community Profile, 2011 Census Community Profile and other statistics can be accessed via the website of the Surrey Local Immigration Partnership.
Surrey Fact Sheets – Surrey Local Immigration Partnership
Quick facts and info graphics provide at-a-glance details about the immigrant experience and realities of building a responsive welcoming community in regular Fact Sheets. The topics range from demographics of Surrey’s newcomers to changes to the immigration process and refugee facts.
Burnaby Settlement and Related Resources – Burnaby Intercultural Planning Table
The following publications regarding current data, analysis, position statements and best practices in the areas most critical to immigrant and refugee settlement in Burnaby and British Columbia can be accessed via BIPT’s website.
Community Partnership Network Tools – Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria (ICA)
Resources including tools and guides focusing on becoming a welcoming and inclusive community are listed on ICA’s website.
Central Okanagan Local Immigration Partnership – Kelowna Community Resources
The Central Okanagan LIP is a community of stakeholders whose aims are to support newcomer settlement and integration through local community engagement and collaboration. The research report on Needs and Assets Pertaining to Newcomers in the Central Okanagan conducted by the LIP can be assessed via the website.
New Westminster Demographic Information – New Westminster Chamber of Commerce
Research and demographic information pertaining to the City of New Westminster is accessible via the website.
Metro Vancouver Census Information – Metro Vancouver
Using data from the Census of Canada, Metro Vancouver has produced a series of bulletins profiling the region’s population, age and gender, agriculture business, immigration, language, Aboriginal population, ethnic origins, families, educational levels, labour force, migration, income, and housing.
Diversity Profile of British Columbia – The Law Foundation of British Columbia
This research report from the Law Foundation aims to explore the diversity that exists in BC.
Health Community Profiles – MyHealthMyCommunity
Health and lifestyle data has been compiled into community profiles that are aimed to assist on planning decisions and policy development at a local level.
National Household Survey – Statistics Canada
Detailed demographic information for communities across British Columbia can be found on the Statistics Canada website.
Census metropolitan area (CMA) and census agglomeration (CA) – Statistics Canada
Definitions to the common terms used in gathering demographic information for communities can be found on the Statistics Canada website.
Program Evaluation – Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC)
Evaluating program progress and reporting on results are good management practices. Evaluations give senior managers evidence-based information to improve programming, shape new policies and programs, and ensure value for money. Evaluation studies consider a program’s ongoing need, intended outcomes, and whether there are alternative, more cost-effective ways to meet objectives.
Best Practices in Settlement Services – Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC)
Citizenship and Immigration Canada funds an extensive network of immigrant service-providing organizations that are able to provide counselling and settlement assistance to newcomers. This section showcases best practices in settlement services to inform organizations, governments and individuals working with newcomers about programs taking place across Canada and around the world. It also aims to promote innovative ways to assist immigrants in their integration into their new communities.
AAISA Research Library – AAISA
Research reports created by the Alberta Association of Immigrant Serving Agencies (AAISA) are available on the website.
Immigration Research – SettlementAtWork.org
Studies and reports (academic and community-based research) related to newcomer issues, such as community, economy, education, health, housing and justice are available on the website.
Partnering for Success: Facilitating Integration and Inclusion – Canadian Diversity
The spring 2014 edition of the Canadian Diversity magazine highlights articles from across the country that focus on partnering for a successful integration and inclusion process.
Community Toolkits & Resources – Pathways to Prosperity (P2P)
Various reports aimed at creating more welcoming communities are available via the Pathways to Prosperity (P2P) website.
National Settlement Program Information
Welcome to Canada: What you should know – Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC)
The Welcome to Canada guide provides insight in a National Orientation Standard for newcomers to Canada.
Social Innovation – Innoweave
Innoweave assists community organizations learn about social innovation by offering definitions, webinars and coaching. Innoweave is organized into modules, each focusing on a different approach to social innovation
BC/Yukon Immigrant Integration Summit Resources and Reports – 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.
Saskatchewan Settlement and Immigration Summit Final Report – SAISIA
The Saskatchewan Association of Immigrant Settlement and Integration Agencies (SAISIA) hosted the first in a series of provincial Settlement and Integration Summits by bringing together “community” representatives from all levels of government, the settlement sector, the non-government organizations sector, service providers, the not-for-profit sector, the private sector, the health and education sectors, representatives from more than 85 Saskatchewan communities, and “champions” of settlement and integration to Regina, Saskatchewan on September 24th and 25th, 2014.
Alberta Integration Summit Report – AAISA
The Alberta Integration Summit, which was organized by AAISA and supported by CIC, was a part of a series of provincial settlement and integration Summits held across the western region to understand the current priorities for settlement and integration in Alberta.
Manitoba Nunavut Settlement Integration Summit: Final Report – MIRSSA
At the request of the Citizenship and Immigration Canada, the Manitoba Immigrant and Refugee Settlement Sector Association hosted the Manitoba Nunavut Settlement and Integration Summit on November 6 and 7 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Representatives from the settlement sector, all levels of government, not-for-profit organizations, private employers, and public services from both Manitoba and Nunavut were invited and encouraged to attend the summit.
OCASI Integration Summit – OCASI
Information and resources from the plenary and breakout sessions held during the OCASI Integration Summit are accessible on this website. The Summit provided opportunities for OCASI members, CIC and other agencies, organizations and public institutions to provide input and feedback on trends and issues related to settlement and integration.
Immigration Settlement Services and Gaps in CIC’s Western Region – Immigration Research West (IRW)
Immigration Research West (IRW) has released the Western Canada Communities Consultation Project which incorporates 34 community reports including 10 communities from British Columbia. The project is entitled “Immigration Settlement Services and Gaps in Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s Western Region”.
This project is intended to inventory the extent to which settlement services exist in selected communities across Western Canada (British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba) and to identify gaps, barriers and needs.
Immigration Settlement Services Research Reports – Immigration Research West (IRW)
Various Immigration Research West (IRW) research reports highlighting immigration settlement services and gaps in CIC’s Western Region can be accessed via the University of Manitoba website.