Notice of MA Defense Economics-FR
Derek Mikola, MA Candidate in Economics, will be defending his report titled "Relocation and Integration of Recent Canadian Immigrants."
Supervisor: Dr. Murshed Chowdhury
Chairperson: Dr. Yuri Yevdokimov
Internal Readers: Dr. Phil Leonard, Dr. Ted McDonald
Abstract: Studies on the internal migration of recent immigrants to Canada are vital to understanding the integration of immigrants. Newbold (2007) uses the Longitudinal Survey of Immigrants to Canada (LSIC) and inspects mobility of immigrants between their initial destination and subsequent moves within their first six months of landing. We build on their findings by using all three waves of the LSIC. Probit models with a binary outcome indicating if an immigrant changed census metropolitan area (CMA) or census agglomeration (CA) during wave two or three are estimated. Sociodemographic and other economic variables which might retain immigrants to a CMA/CA are negated by regional indicators which promote mobility. Akin to Newbold (2007), policy aimed at retaining immigrants in targeted areas like Atlantic Canada may be ineffective. Our estimates show that those who begin in Atlantic Canada for wave two or three are 20.5 per cent and 12.5 per cent more likely to move CMA/CA, respectively.
Building: Singer Hall
Room Number: 445
1 506 453 4828