Citizenship and Immigration Canada
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:
- Migration of permanent and temporary residents that strengthens Canada’s economy
- Family and humanitarian migration that reunites families and offers protection to the displaced and persecuted
- Newcomers and citizens participate to their full potential in fostering an integrated society
- Managed migration that promotes Canadian interests and protects the health, safety and security of Canadians
Read more ... CIC Research Priorities CIC Priorités de recherche
Collaboration: Challenges and Opportunities
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:
- Landing Data - includes permanent and temporary residents' arrival date, immigration category, age, gender, marital status, education, country of birth, mother tongue, intended destination province and territories
- Settlement Data - includes usage of settlement and resettlement programs by immigrants and their demographic characteristics
- Interim Federal Health Usage - includes usage of IFH programs by clients and their demographic characteristics (IFH provides limited, temporary health coverage paid by CIC for specific groups, such as victims of human trafficking)
- Data on Refugees - includes information on refugee claimants
- Sponsorship Data - includes information on landed immigrants and their sponsors
- IMDB Portfolio Data – the administrative immigration landing data linked with tax data
- iCARE Reports – data on the provision and use of settlement and integration services
- Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies Series (PIAAC) – Canadian data on internationally comparable measures of three skills that are essential to processing information
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:
- Immigrants settlement and integration
- Retention and onward migration of francophone immigrants
- Contribution of immigration to the vitality of Official Language Minority Communities (OLMC)
- 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.