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Economic Immigrants in Gateway Cities: Factors Involved in Their Initial Location and Onward Migration Decisions


  • Frenette, Marc


Immigrants tend to reside disproportionately in larger Canadian cities, which may challenge their absorptive capacity. This study uses the linked Longitudinal Immigration Database and T1 Family File to examine the initial location and onward migration decisions of immigrants who are economic principal applicants (EPAs) and who have landed since the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act was passed. The main objective of the study is to identify the factors associated with initially residing and remaining in Canada’s three largest gateway cities: Montréal, Toronto and Vancouver (referred to as MTV).

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  • Frenette, Marc, 2018. "Economic Immigrants in Gateway Cities: Factors Involved in Their Initial Location and Onward Migration Decisions," Analytical Studies Branch Research Paper Series 2018411e, Statistics Canada, Analytical Studies Branch.
  • Handle: RePEc:stc:stcp3e:2018411e

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    Record linkage; Internal migration; Immigrants; Immigrant status; Census metropolitan areas; Administrative data;

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