Settlement Experience of Syrian Refugees in Alberta

This report documents the settlement experiences of recently arrived Syrian refugees in Albertan cities. It then compares them across the three streams of sponsorship to better understand the perspectives of the refugees, the sponsors, and the social agencies that work with them.

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Immigration and Settlement in Edmonton: Literature review prepared for the Edmonton Local Immigration Partnership (E-LIP) Council

This report is a synthesis of knowledge on four aspects of immigration and settlement in Edmonton – employment, health, youth engagement, and settlement. It outlines numerous gaps in the knowledge and suggests further studies on Edmonton.

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Agrawal, S. and Yu, D. (2022) Alberta’s boom and bust times: How did immigrants perform economically in Edmonton and Calgary? Download

Agrawal, S. and Sangapala, P. (2020) Does Community Size Matter in the Settlement Process? The Experience of Syrian Refugees in Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada. Journal of International Migration and Integration.

Qadeer, M. and Agrawal, S. 2019.Multicultural Planning: Evolution and Scope in the Canadian Context. Plan Canada. Vol. 59 No.1. Pp 136 – 141 Download

Qadeer, M. and Agrawal, S. 2018. Adjusting to Toronto’s New Reality. Plan Canada. Summer. Pp 40 – 42 Download

Agrawal, S. 2015. Planning policies, religious clusters and interfaith dialogue. Cities and the Politics of Difference (ed. Michael Burayidi). University of Toronto Press. Download

Agrawal, S. 2013. Economic disparities Among South Asian immigrants in Canada. South Asian Diaspora Journal. Special issue on South Asian Diaspora in Canada. Vol 5 issue 1. Pp 7-34.

Agrawal, S. and Barratt, Caitlin.2013. Does proximity matter in promoting interfaith dialogue? Journal of International Migration and Integration 15:3. Pp 567-587.

Agrawal, S. and Rutgers, J. 2014. Welcoming Communities Initiative: A Test in Toronto’s Thorncliffe Park. Future Immigration Policies: Addressing Challenges and Opportunities during Integration into Canada. (ed: Kenise Kilbride). Canadian Scholars’ Press/Women’s Press, Toronto.

Qadeer, M. and Agrawal, S. 2011.The Practice of Multicultural Planning in American and Canadian Cities. Canadian Journal of Urban Research.Vol.20 No. 1. Supplement. Pp 131-155. Download

Agrawal, S. and Lovell, A. 2010. “High-Income Indian Immigrants in Canada”. South Asian Diaspora. Vol. 2 No. 2.Pp 143-163.

Qadeer, M., Agrawal, S. Lovell, A. 2010.”Evolution of ethnic enclaves in the Toronto Metropolitan Area 2001-2006″. Journal of International Migration and Integration. Vol. 11 No. 3.Pp 315-339.

Agrawal, Sandeep. 2009. New Ethnic Places of Worship and Planning Challenges, Plan Canada. Special Edition.March. Pp. 64-67.

Preston, V., Murdie, R., Wedlock, J., Agrawal, S. and Anucha, U. 2009. Immigrants and Homelessness – At Risk in Canada’s Outer Suburbs. The Canadian Geographer. Vol. 53.No. 3.pp 288-304.

Agrawal, Sandeep Kumar. 2008. Faith-based Ethnic Residential Communities and Neighbourliness in Canada. Planning Practice and Research Vol. 23 No. 1.pp 41-56.

Agrawal, Sandeep Kumar, M. Qadeer, A. Prasad. 2007. Immigrants’ Needs and Public Service Provisions in Peel Region. Plan Canada June/July issue [47(2)].Pp 45-49. Reprinted in Our Diverse Cities Vol. 4.Metropolis Project.

Kumar, Sandeep. 2006. Housing Adaptations: A Study of Asian Indian immigrant homes in Toronto. Canadian Ethnic Studies Journal. Vol. XXXVIII No. 1.Pp 117-130

Qadeer, M. and Kumar, Sandeep. 2006. Ethnic Enclaves and Social Cohesion. Canadian Journal of Urban Research. Special Issue on Immigration and Cities. Vol. 15 No. 2.Pp 1-17.

Kumar, Sandeep and Leung, Bonica. 2005. Formation of an Ethnic Enclave: Process and Motivations. Plan Canada June. Pp 43-45.