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Studies relating to language programs such as ESL, Prior Learning Assessment, acquiring employment and training skills, life-long learning as it relates to newcomers and the impact of literacy on all apsects of newcomers' settlement.

A Study of Language Learner Needs and Barriers to Accessing Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) Programs in Hamilton, Ontario
This research study investigated language learner needs and barriers to accessing Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) programs in Hamilton - December 2007.
A Study of the Settlement Experiences of Eritrean and Somali Parents in Toronto
The report explores the parenting issues faced by Eritrean and Somali parents in Toronto, as they adjust to living in a new culture - September, 2001.
Accommodating Learning Styles In Bridging Education Programs For Internationally Educated Professionals (IEPs)
The major objective of the research was to determine if IEPs bring distinctive learning styles and preferences, developed prior to immigrating to Canada, to bridging education classrooms - July 2009.
Achieving our Potential: An Action Plan for Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) in Canada
This report seeks to address the significant issue of recognizing the value of informal adult learning in Canada, including insights about how PLAR can benefit newcomers - October 2008.
An Analysis of Second Language Training Programs for Older Adults Across Canada
This report seeks to analyse second language training programs for older adults across Canada - January 2008.
Does returning to school after immigration affect labour market outcomes for immigrants?
This report aimed to answer the question: What is the labour market performance (labour force participation, and unemployment levels) for immigrants who enrolled in school or in (non-language) training programs following arrival in Canada?
Early School Leaving Among Immigrants in Toronto Secondary Schools
The authors sought to understand the short- and long-term achievement of immigrant children and the children of immigrants and why some groups drop out of high school - June 2008.
How does immigration class affect immigrants' experiences with credential recognition?
This report considers how immigration class (and gender) affects the experiences of immigrants in terms of their efforts to have credentials assessed and recognized. - June 2010.
Immigrant Source Country Educational Quality and Canadian Labour Market Outcomes
This study attempts to measure differences in immigrant source country school quality and how those differences might affect labour market success of newcomers to Canada - December 2004.
Immigration, Race, and Language: Black Francophones of Ontario and the Challenges of Integration, Racism, and Language Discrimination
This working paper by Amal Madibbo examines the challenges of integration faced by Black Francophone immigrants who live in Ontario and who constitute a racial minority within the Francophone official linguistic minority - June 2005.
Issues Confronting Newcomer Youth in Canada: Alternative Models for a National Youth Host Program
This study (CERIS Working Paper Series #39) had as its primary objective the development of three models of service delivery for youth within Host and Host-like programs - June 2005.
Language Skills for the Workplace: Developing a Framework for College Delivery of Occupation-specific Language Training in Ontario
This report presents the results of a project undertaken by Colleges Ontario and funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada to examine existing occupation-specific language training (OSLT) in Ontario colleges - November 2007.
Longitudinal Survey of Immigrants to Canada: Process, progress and prospects
This report is part of a comprehensive survey designed to study the process by which new immigrants adapt to Canadian society - October 2003.
Ontario Public School Boards' Association (OPSBA) Position Paper on Second Language Learning
This paper provides a review of issues affecting Second Language Learning (i.e. acquisition of one of Canada’s official languages) in Ontario’s public school system - November 26, 2005.
Pan-Canadian Quality Standards in International Credential Evaluation
This report researches the development of pan-Canadian quality standards in international credential assessment that would ultimately help to harmonize the practice of credential recognition in Canada - December 2008.
Policy Without Practice: Barriers to Enrollment for Non-Status Immigrant Students in Toronto's Catholic Schools
The study evaluates the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB)'s admissions policies and practices for residents who do not have immigration status. - July 2010.
Public Education in Ontario's Cities
This report asserts that, in urban schools, because of the sheer number of students, the concentration of issues, the combination of needs and the impact of changes to government policy, challenges are magnified - June 2005.
Putting Data to Work for Immigrants and Communities: Tools for the Washington DC Metro Area and Beyond
This report promotes the effective use of demographic data by community-based organizations working with and on behalf of immigrants - March 2004.
Recognition of Learning: An International Perspective (Next Steps for Articulation Agreements in Canada)
This paper aims to clarify the international context within which the current recognition debate has evolved - September 2003.
Renewing Toronto's ESL Programs: Charting a Course Towards More Effective ESL Program Delivery
Renewing Toronto's ESL Programs: Charting a Course Towards More Effective ESL Program Delivery, was released Wednesday by the Community Social Planning Council of Toronto. Highlights the need for increased funding and accountability - June 2005.
Second Language Tutoring Programs: An Inquiry Into Best Practices
This paper, funded by CIC, sought to uncover the best practices of running a language tutoring program for immigrants settling in Canada - February 2008.
Settlement Services for Newcomers and Access to Family Services
A research study investigating strategies for coordinated and collaborative models of settlement service delivery in Toronto, with particular focus on family services - May 2000.
Settlement Workers In Schools (SWIS) Newcomer Orientation Week (NOW) Year Two Roll Out Evaluation Report
Following the successful 2007 pilot of Newcomer Orientation Week (NOW) Settlement Workers in Schools (SWIS) rolled out the initiative to 40 schools in Ontario in the summer of 2008 - October 2008.
Settlement Workers in Schools Newcomer Orientation Week Pilot Initiative - Evaluation Report
This report provides an evaluation of a peer based pilot project to prepare newly arrived youth for entry to eight (8) high schools in Ontario - November 2007.
Student Loans for Refugees: A Success Story in Policy Change
This research investigates and documents the process by which government student loans for refugees came to be a reality. It explains the history of the issue as well as the advocacy process that resolved the impasse - December 2003.
Student Refugee Sponsorship Program 1985-1994: Survey and Evaluation
A study evaluating the results of the World University Service of Canada (WUSC) Student Refugee Sponsorship Program in terms of student integration into Canadian society - March 2000.
Study on Settlement Services for Newcomers in Isolated Rural Areas
This report seeks to gain a better understanding of the types of settlement services and information being accessed by newcomers in rural and remote areas of Ontario - May 30, 2001.
The Discounting of Immigrants' Skills in Canada: Evidence and Policy Recommendations
This study outlines how the education and work experience of newcomers to Canada is not valued - February 2005.
The Effect of Literacy on Immigrant Earnings
This study uses data from the 1998 Ontario Adult Literacy Survey to explore how official language literacy and numeracy skills influence the labour market outcomes of immigrants to Ontario - 2004.
The Needs of Newcomer Youth and Emerging "Best Practices" to Meet Those Needs
This study identifies the needs of immigrant youth between the ages of 16 to 20, and surveys organizations that provide educational, employment, health and social services to newcomer youth in order to identify "best practices" - 2000.
The Right to Learn: Access to Public Education for Non-Status Immigrants
This study examines the challenges, fear, and safety concerns non-status immigrant families face in regards to accessing the public school system - June 2008.
Understanding Ontario College-Community Agency Linkages Research Report
The aim of this research was to explore how community agencies in Ontario view community colleges, to what extent they are linked to each other and how these linkages can be strengthened - from the perspective of the community agencies - 2009.
Understanding the Employment Service Needs of Internationally Trained Immigrants
This report sought to answer the question: What employment services would best meet ITI needs and help prepare them for employment commensurate with their skills, education and experience? - 2009
Unequal Access: A Canadian Profile of Racial Differences in Education, Employment and Income
A report documenting the differences that racial groups experience in the areas of education, employment and income - 2000.
Valuing the Knowledge, Skills and Experience of Canada's Immigrants
This brief by the Association of Canadian Community Colleges was presented to the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration: Consultations on Recognition of the International Experience and Credentials of Immigrants - May 2005.
What are the labour market outcomes for university-educated immigrants?
This report aimed to answer the question: What are the labour market outcomes in terms of income, participation and unemployment rate, for skilled immigrants with a university degree or higher?
What We Heard - Results of a Provincial Consultation with Colleges
A national skills strategy is urgently needed to produce the number of highly skilled graduates that are needed to replace an aging workforce and strengthen Ontario’s competitive position, according to What We Heard - February 2006.
Workshop on Minority Youth Residing in the Ottawa-Carleton Region
A report documenting the findings and recommendations of a workshop on the challenges facing minority youth residing in the Ottawa-Carleton Area - May 2000.
Writing Skills: A Comparison of Canadian Language Benchmarks and HRDC’s Essential Skills
This paper compares two Canadian Internet-based resources: Canadian Language Benchmarks and Human Resources Development Canada’s (HRDC’s) Essential Skills - 2004.

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