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This research workshop will focus on the integration issues facing migrants and refugees in Canada and in the countries of the European Union. Particular attention will also be paid to the given pathways available for migrants to enter the labour market. Labour market integration is perceived as an extremely important measure of integration, because it leads to successful resettlement and positive long-term integration outcomes for individual migrants, their families, and also for the host country. Yet, these outcomes can vary quite dramatically between different EU member states and Canada. In this context, some migrant groups may be perceived as being more privileged than other groups. The event will thus also explore integration issues of one such a seemingly privileged group in Canada, i.e. EU citizens.
Welcome remarks will be offered by Manfred Auster, Delegation of the European Union to Canada
Panelists will include Canadian and European experts:
Howard Duncan, Metropolis International
Sona Kalantaryan, European University Institute
Ümit Kiziltan, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada
Oliver Schmidtke, University of Victoria
Agnieszka Weinar, Carleton University, European University Institute
In October I finished 5 months of interviews with the EU nationals in Canada I planned on having 75-100 of them, but after 66 I realized I could only get the French. Poles and Portuguese seem not to emigrate to Canada anymore 🙂 Having half of interviews with the French would be a distortion, plus there has been definite information saturation already at 50.
Now we go for analysis and then : fully fledged world-wide survey of EU nationals.
Early Express Entry Data Shows Nearly Half Of Top Candidates Were Already In Canada – Canadavisa News.
In fact in the first 3 months of 2015 (i.e. first 3 months of the program):
“(…)citizens of India, the Philippines, Pakistan and Ireland made up the top four nationalities in the Express Entry. Of the top 775 ranked candidates, there were 228 Indian nationals, 122 Filipinos, 46 from Pakistan, and 35 from Ireland. The list of top ten source countries was completed by citizens of Nigeria, China, Iran, the United Kingdom, Egypt and South Korea.”
ÉMIGRÉ – European emigration governance – emigration and diaspora policies and discourses in the post-crisis era
Project funded by the FP-7 Programme of the European Union, Marie Curie Individual Fellowships
Grant Agreement no. 624433
My name is Agnieszka Weinar and I am the Leading Researcher of the ÉMIGRÉ project. The purpose of the project is to analyse the impact of emigration and diaspora policies implemented on national and EU-level on migration strategies of EU nationals.
The project looks at the EU member states from the perspective of emigration governance. The main underlying theme of this research is that emigration and immigration are two sides of the same coin and thus European migration governance should be approached from two angles to understand its full dimension. The European Union is in fact still a region of emigration, with a majority of migrants staying within its boundaries, however important numbers leaving EU every year. Based on current global trends emigrants should be perceived as a potential asset. ÉMIGRÉ analyses emigration and diaspora policies of four EU Member States (UK, France, Portugal and Poland) as well as EU-level responses to emigration. I would like to know whether policies and actions of the EU countries support EU nationals in their migration project.
The key objectives are:
1) To close the knowledge gap on migration from the EU.
2) To enrich international migration governance studies by providing comparative analysis of actions of EU Member States in regards to emigration management.
3) To determine the relation between State identity formation/shifts and success of policy learning/policy transfer processes between levels of governance.
4) To contribute to evidence-based policy making at the EU level
The research is being carried out as a part of my individual Marie Curie Fellowship project implemented at the European University Institute in Florence and at Carleton University. My mentors are Prof. Rainer Baubock (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Prof. Howard Duncan (email@example.com).