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Welcome to RCIS

The Centre for Immigration and Settlement (RCIS) aims to be a leader in the transdisciplinary exploration of international migration, integration, and diaspora and refugee studies. In addition to supporting research in these areas, the Centre’s mission includes mentoring students and consolidating Ryerson University’s reputation as the pre‐eminent site of knowledge development and exchange with governments, community organizations, and other academics.


Refugee Resettlement and Integretion in Canada: Lived Experience, Lessons Learned, and Promising Practices

Between October 2020 and February 2021, the Centre for Immigration and Settlement (RCIS) hosted a six-part digital series focused on Canada’s approach to refugee resettlement and integration. The series aimed to engage stakeholders to consider Canada’s approach to refugee resettlement and identify changes to policy and practice that will make Canada more inclusive and responsive to refugees’ needs. Over the course of the six sessions, refugees, settlement workers and service providers, researchers, and students were brought together to share insights and lessons learned from lived experience, settlement practice, and research.

Watch the series

Latest Publications

Working paper no. 2021/10

Immigrants and Cities: Conceptualizing Urban Informality Within Planetary Urbanization

Dominik T. Formanowicz, York University

Working paper no. 2021/9

Using Machine-Learning to Triage Canada’s Temporary Resident Visa Applications

Lucia Nalbandian, Ryerson University

Spotlight on migration no. 2020/4

'Safe' countries and 'fraudulent' refugees: Tools for narrowing access to Canada’s refugee system

Chantel Spade & Tearney McDermott, Ryerson University

Research brief no. 2020/1

Private sponsorship in refugee admission: Standard in Canada, trend in Germany?

Vanessa Pohlmann & Helge Schwiertz, University of Osnabrück

Recent and Upcoming Events

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I invite you to explore our website and participate in upcoming RCIS activities.

Dr. Usha George, Academic Director, RCIS