RESEARCH & POLICY
CERIS promotes innovative policy-relevant research on immigration, settlement and integration. One way to fulfil this mandate is through our annual Request for Proposals (RFP) research competition. RFPs support researchers across Ontario to conduct collaborative, interdisciplinary research that informs current immigration policy and practice. Since 1996, CERIS has funded over 120 research projects covering a wide range of issues. The findings of many of these projects have been disseminated through CERIS seminars and publications.
Another mandate of CERIS is to train a new generation of immigration scholars and researchers. Since 2004, CERIS has provided Graduate Student Awards to approximately 10 graduate students annually in support of their research undertaken at the master’s or doctoral levels. CERIS also provides limited funding to students presenting at the National Metropolis Conferences as a part of its training initiatives.
Final reports of the RFP projects and student research are posted on the website as they become available.
CERIS also supports the dissemination of research findings on immigration and settlement. Below is the list of some of the past and ongoing research projects undertaken by our affiliate researchers.