Pilot Project: A 20 Year Comparison on Immigration Retention in NL

Burnaby, Barbara and Whelan, Joan and Rivera, Jose (2009) Pilot Project: A 20 Year Comparison on Immigration Retention in NL. Project Report. The Harris Centre.

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Abstract

The present study focusses on the retention of newcomers as residents in Newfoundland and Labrador (NL) once they arrive here for the first time. In light of recent provincial policy developments intended to put in place measures to encourage newcomers to stay and settle here, this projects has reviewed and analysed: (1) new data from newcomers in 2008/09; (2) data gathered by the Coalition on Richer Diversity (CORD) from 2007 to 2008 on stakeholders’ views on newcomers’ experiences and satisfactions since they first arrived here; and finally (3) information from an ethnographic study done with refugees in St. John’s in the 1980s concerning a range of their experiences as newcomers (Gilad, 1990). The present research project is a preliminary study on ways to inform on-going public and community efforts to retain newcomers in this province. A principle used here is to draw as much information as possible from the perspectives of newcomers themselves.

Item Type: Report (Project Report)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/8160
Item ID: 8160
Department(s): Grenfell Campus > Division of Arts > English
Divisions > The Harris Centre
Date: 27 April 2009
Date Type: Publication

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