The primary purpose of this paper is to offer a relevant comparative context for considering settlement and integration service delivery and the role of nonprofits in working with government as well as the communities they serve in the promotion of immigrant well-being. Settlement and integration services provide various forms of support and assistance to immigrant populations which help newcomers get established in, and meet their core needs/requirements for their adaption into their new homeland, and ultimately to become citizens of that country. Making use of a broad cross-national comparison of experiences, approaches and programming in newcomer settlement, we seek to provide a wider context from which to reflect on the Canadian case.
Shields, J., Drolet J., & Valenzuela, K. 2016. Immigrant Settlement and Integration Services and the Role of Nonprofit Service Providers: A Cross-national Perspective on Trends, Issues and Evidence. RCIS Working Paper No. 1. Ryerson Centre for Immigration and Settlement.