Population Change and Lifecourse

Citizenship and Immigration Canada

Research Policies

CIC's Research and Evaluation Branch aims at developing and maintaining collaborative research partnerships which support policy relevant research to inform CIC’s policy and program development in immigration, integration, citizenship and multiculturalism.

Policy relevant research to support CIC’s strategic outcomes fall under the following key research themes:

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Collaboration: Challenges and Opportunities

On Data

CIC Research and Evaluation Branch has data that members of the Population Change and Lifecourse Strategic Knowledge Cluster may be able to analyze for research on topics that are of mutual interest.  These data include:

For more information on these and other data at Citizenship and Immigration Canada, please send email to Statistics-Statistiques@cic.gc.ca.

Opportunities for Students

The Cluster supports student members to do internship at the CIC Research and Evaluation Branch to undertake research training using CIC data on topics of mutual interest to the Cluster and the CIC.

For the purpose of the experimental phase of the internship project,  the following would be the priority areas of research:

  1. Immigrants settlement and integration
  2. Retention and onward migration of francophone immigrants
  3. Contribution of immigration to the vitality of Official Language Minority Communities (OLMC)
  4. Immigration and Canadian diversity

CIC would be interested to receive 2 to 3 proposals per topic for consideration.

There is also an interest in research questions that would require the analysis of data from the Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC).

Internship Application Procedure:

 Application for internship is administered through the Cluster Student Competion. The application requires a brief description of the research plan including the data to be analyzed.  This may require enquiry about the data from the Statistics-Statistiques@cic.gc.ca of Citizenship and Immigration Canada prior to preparing the research plan.