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Publication Series

The Centre for Immigration and Settlement (RCIS) runs three publication series in collaboration with the CERC in Migration and Integration at Ryerson University.

Working Papers present scholarly research of all disciplines on issues related to immigration and settlement. The purpose is to stimulate discussion and collect feedback.

Research Briefs include short commentaries of 1,000 to 2,500 words on pertinent and/or contemporary issues related to immigration and settlement.

Spotlight on Migration pieces include a combination of research-informed overviews and blog posts focused on issues and questions related to migration. The purpose is to address popular misconceptions and generate discussion.

Featured Publications & Presentations

RCIS features publications and presentations by students, researchers, and community members associated with the Centre.

RCIS Plans & Reports

RCIS publishes its annual reports and governance documents.


RCIS conducts its activities and occupies space in the traditional and unceded territory of nations including the Anishnaabeg, the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee, and the Wendat peoples, and territory which is also now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples. This territory is covered by Treaty 13 signed with the Mississaugas of the Credit, as well as the Williams Treaties signed with multiple Mississaugas. Indigenous peoples lived in what we call Canada for thousands of years before the arrival of the first Europeans. We cannot ignore immigration’s linkages to settler colonialism, which in Canada has seen the expropriation of Indigenous land; the erasure of Indigenous geographies; the suppression of Indigenous knowledge; and the violent displacement, oppression, and systematic abuse of Indigenous families. The resilience of Indigenous peoples is evidenced by the continued survival of their cultures, languages, and expression, along with ongoing reclamation and resistance activities. RCIS is committed to using our platform to emphasize and celebrate this resilience, and to challenge enduring colonial efforts to eradicate Indigeneity in Canada. In August 2021, the university announced that it would begin a renaming process to reconcile the legacy of Egerton Ryerson for a more inclusive future. Let's write the next chapter together.