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Linking national immigration data to provincial repositories: The case of Canada

Author: Marcelo L. Urquia, Randy Walld, Susitha Wanigaratne, Nkiruka D. Eze, Mahmoud Azimaee, James Ted McDonald, Astrid Guttmann
Year: 2021
Category: Population Dynamics and Immigration

Read the journal article in the International Journal of Population Data Sciences

Canadian health data repositories link datasets at the provincial level, based on their residents’ registrations to provincial health insurance plans. Linking national datasets with provincial health care registries poses several challenges that may result in misclassification and impact the estimation of linkage rates. A recent linkage of a federal immigration database in the province of Manitoba illustrates these challenges.