Immigrants in Ontario: linking spatial settlement patterns and labour force characteristics

dc.contributor.advisorBauder, Harald
dc.contributor.authorDi Biase, Sonia
dc.date.accessioned2020-08-24T15:56:15Z
dc.date.available2020-08-24T15:56:15Z
dc.date.copyright2004
dc.degree.departmentDepartment of Geographyen_US
dc.degree.grantorUniversity of Guelphen_US
dc.degree.nameMaster of Artsen_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis is an investigation of the spatial settlement patterns of immigrants in Ontario. Recently researchers have addressed the importance and need for inter-governmental coordination and participation in the area of immigrant settlement, particularly in light of regional disparities and labour shortages between urban and rural regions. This research reviews immigrant settlement patterns in light of changes in immigration policy and describes the settlement patterns of immigrants in urban, intermediate and rural regions across Ontario. Several methods of analysis are employed to identify and interpret the geographic distribution of immigrant settlement patterns in relation to labour force characteristics and factors that influence immigrant settlement. The findings suggest that immigrant settlement patterns depict a spatial polarization between rural and urban regions and that labour market characteristics have varying degrees of influence on the settlement location of recent immigrants. This research illustrates that immigrant service agencies, in conjunction with previously constructed perceptions of places, play an intrinsic role in the shaping immigrant settlement location.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10214/20641
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversity of Guelphen_US
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dc.subjectspatial settlement patternsen_US
dc.subjectimmigrantsen_US
dc.subjectOntarioen_US
dc.subjectimmigration policyen_US
dc.subjecturbanen_US
dc.subjectruraen_US
dc.subjectlabour market characteristicsen_US
dc.titleImmigrants in Ontario: linking spatial settlement patterns and labour force characteristicsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US

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