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International Migrant Day

Today, one Canadian out of five is foreign-born. The selection and the integration of these new comers is one of the key issue for the future of the country, and many researchers have examined these questions and still do. As an example among many others, Chunling Fu et Ross Hickey’s research indicates that the introduction of occupational regulation increases the participation of immigrants in these occupations. Also of interest, Ted McDonald’s webinar comparing the process of immigrant selection and occupational outcomes of International Medical Graduates in the US and Canada. For more research results, consult our online bibliography in the publication section.

18 December 2013 - 2:03pm |

Retirement and pension issues

As Canadian Finance Ministers are meeting at Meech Lake to discuss the future of public pension plans, you may want to consult one of the several studies using RDC data to examine retirement and pension in Canada and that help better understand the stakes.

16 December 2013 - 2:31pm |

Mental distress among the military

To know more about this question, we invite you to read the first edition of our Research Highlight series summarizing research findings regarding the role of various factors on adverse mental health outcomes in the military. Based on the Canadian Community Health Survey - Canadian Forces Supplement, the study confirms that multiple traumatic experiences increase the risk of mental disorders, while perceived social support decreases it. Read on.

5 December 2013 - 11:06am |