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Settlement and Integration Needs of Skilled Immigrants in Canada

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Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB T2N 1N4, Canada
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Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary, Edmonton, AB T5J 4P6, Canada
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Soc. Sci. 2018, 7(5), 76; https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci7050076
Received: 6 February 2018 / Revised: 17 April 2018 / Accepted: 23 April 2018 / Published: 3 May 2018
It is often believed that the settlement and integration of skilled immigrants is moderately easy in Canada, and that skilled immigrants do well in Canada after a brief adjustment period. However, numerous barriers prevent the effective integration of skilled immigrants in the mainstream society. Despite being famous for its Federal Skilled Worker Program, which includes the immigration of skilled workers through Express Entry, Canada shows disappointing results in the economic and social outcomes of the integration of skilled immigrants. This has socioeconomic implications for the immigrants and affects their health and wellbeing. Therefore, there is a need for all those who are involved with immigrant integration to explore and be conversant about the contexts and issues faced by skilled newcomers in Canada. In reviewing the academic and grey literature on the settlement and integration of skilled immigrants in Canada, this paper highlights the challenges faced by skilled immigrants in Canada and the needs experienced by them in facing these challenges. It provides an overview of the experiences and expectations of skilled immigrants related to their settlement and integration in Canada. This paper indicates a need to evaluate the availability of immigrant services focused on skilled immigrants and the effectiveness of the existing support offered to them by various government and non-government agencies. View Full-Text
Keywords: skilled immigrants; immigrant integration; barriers to integration; settlement and integration needs skilled immigrants; immigrant integration; barriers to integration; settlement and integration needs
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Kaushik, V.; Drolet, J. Settlement and Integration Needs of Skilled Immigrants in Canada. Soc. Sci. 2018, 7, 76. https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci7050076

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Kaushik V, Drolet J. Settlement and Integration Needs of Skilled Immigrants in Canada. Social Sciences. 2018; 7(5):76. https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci7050076

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Kaushik, Vibha, and Julie Drolet. 2018. "Settlement and Integration Needs of Skilled Immigrants in Canada" Social Sciences 7, no. 5: 76. https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci7050076

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