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Skilled worker immigrants, who are professionals that migrate to Canada for employment purposes, account for a significant proportion of newcomers to Canada each year. Upon arriving in Canada, they quickly learn that the education and experiences obtained in their countries of origin are of...
How well immigrants and refugees adjust to Canadian society is critical for their well-being and integration. Using an acculturation development framework and emphasizing a process-oriented and strength-based approach, this dissertation reports on three papers related to immigrant and refugee...
Latino Immigrant Parents in Canada: Experiences and Adjustment to raising Children in the Absence of the Extended FamilyDownload
The Latino population in Canada has been increasing during the past decade accounting for 11% of newcomers in 2011. One of the core values in Latino culture is familism, the family is the main source of support and has an important role in childrearing. This qualitative study focuses on the...
Immigration is a major contributor to Canada’s ethnocultural diversity and continues to shape the socio-demographic landscape of Canada. The Latin American community is one such group contributing to these socio-demographic changes and is, notably, one of the fastest growing ethnic communities in...
Immigrant women have many emotional, psychological, and/or cultural stressors that may influence their health. For some women, these stressors may only be present during the acculturation process, but for others they may continue throughout the remainder of their lives. Focused ethnography, as...