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Research Workshop: Trajectories of Integration: Migrants and Refugees in the Labour Market in Canada and the European Union

May 13, 2016 at 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Location:608 (Senate Room) Robertson Hall

The research workshop will focus on the integration issues facing migrants and refugees in Canada and in the countries of the European Union, with particular attention given to the pathways to enter the labour market.

Labour market integration is perceived as a most important measure of integration, leading to successful resettlement and positive long-term integration outcomes for individual migrants, their families, and also for the host country. Yet, these outcomes can vary quite dramatically from one EU member state to another and Canada.

In this context, some migrant groups may be perceived as being more privileged than other groups. The event will thus also explore integration issues of one such a seemingly privileged group in Canada, i.e. EU citizens.

9:30-11:15: Welcome and Panel I

11:30-13:00: Panel II and

Screening of the Research Documentary:

Europe Outside Europe


Welcome and opening remarks will be offered by:

Achim Hurrelmann, Carleton University

Manfred Auster, Delegation of the European Union to Canada

Panelists will include Canadian and European experts:

Howard Duncan, Metropolis International

Sona Kalantaryan, European University Institute

Ümit Kiziltan, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (presentation slides here)

Oliver Schmidtke, University of Victoria

Agnieszka Weinar, Carleton University, European University Institute

Elke Winter, University of Ottawa


This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required.

Parking is available at locations around the campus, .


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Registration: Trajectories of Integration: Migrants and Refugees in the Labour Market in Canada and the European Union

This event is jointly hosted by the Centre for European Studies EU Centre of Excellence, Marie Curie Actions, Seventh Framework Programme, Metropolis International, Migration & Diaspora Studies Carleton University and Canada-Europe Transatlantic Dialogue. The event is funded, in part, by a grant from the European Union and Migration & Diaspora Studies Carleton University and supported by Carleton University.