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HIPC Research Reports

The Hamilton Immigration and Partnership Council (HIPC) studies the needs of newcomers and researches on Hamilton’s demographics, labour market, economy, and settlement services.

Title Published  
Migration and Mobility in Hamilton  August 2019 English 
Exploring Informal Settlement Services in Hamilton  April 2019 English 

A Demographic Profile of Immigrants in Hamilton

March 2019


Immigrant and Refugee Community Consultation Report

March 2016

Promising Practices For Innovation And Effective Governance Of Local Immigration Partnerships March 2016 English
Supporting Immigrants to Hamilton in an Evolving Immigration Environment March 2015 English
The Health Needs of Newcomers and Immigrants in Hamilton September 2013 English, français
Hiring Immigrants in Hamilton May 2013 English
Strengthening Newcomer Services: Final Report To The Community October 2012 English
Housing Needs of Newcomers Report 2012 English
Housing and Homelessness amongst Newcomers to Hamilton April 2011 English
Catholic Children's Aid Society: Making Anti-Oppressive Practice Visible in Child Welfare February 2011 English
Immigrants and the Labour Market in Hamilton January 2011 English
Immigrant and Refugee Health Needs and Service Provision in Hamilton August 2010 English
Results of Consultations in Hamilton March 2010 English
Newcomer Consultations in Hamilton (Summary Overview of Findings) March 2010 English
Hamilton's Informal Settlement Sector March 2010 English
Demographic Profile of Immigrants in Hamilton March 2010 English


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Local Immigration Research Database

HIPC has created a custom database featuring research projects, reports and publications focusing on immigration to Hamilton, newcomers and immigrants in Hamilton, or newcomer integration in Hamilton. Search by keyword to find sources of interest to you.

This inventory includes a comprehensive listing of graduate student theses and scholarly journal articles, as well as unpublished papers and reports of interest to the research community.

This inventory is a project of HIPC’s Research and Evaluation Committee. If you have items that you think should be added to this inventory, please email us at

Title Author(s) Publication Date
Hamilton immigration partnership council service provider survey report
details full text
Klassen, C. 2015
Hamilton Newcomer Services: A Guide to Finding Housing in Hamilton
details full text
The Social Planning and Research Council of Hamilton 2012
Health care providers’ perspectives on the provision of prenatal care to immigrants
Journal Article Culture, Health & Sexuality
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Ng, C. 2011
Health Inequity and "Restoring Fairness" to the Canadian Refugee Health Policy Reforms: A Literature Review
Journal Article Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
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Antonipillai, V. 2016
Hiring immigrants in Hamilton: A study of employer readiness
Organization / Institution
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Workforce Planning Hamilton 2012
Home Tonight? What? Where? An Exploratory Study of the Meanings of House, Home and Family Among the Former Vietnamese Refugees in a Canadian City
Journal Article Forum: Qualitative Social Research/Sozialforschung
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Dam, H. 2012
Hope conceptualized: An analysis of settlement of workers' understanding of hope
Graduate Thesis - Masters
Tedesco, R.A. 2013
Identifying critical health infrastructure for newcomers in Hamilton, Ontario: Perspectives of primary care providers
Organization / Institution Family Medicine Forum
Julian, B. 2014
Identifying critical health infrastructure for newcomers in Hamilton, Ontario: Perspectives of primary care providers
Organization / Institution North American Refugee Health Conference
Salvador, J. 2014
Identifying developmental concerns in newcomer children at Refuge: Hamilton Centre for Newcomer Health
Organization / Institution North American Refugee Health Conference
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Wilson, K. 2017
Immigrant Population: Express Population
Government 2015 Federal Election Bulletin
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Canada Votes 2015
Immigrants' perceptions of air quality of life in three second- or third-tier Canadian cities
Journal Article The Canadian Geographer/Le Géographe canadien
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Williams, A.M. 2015
Impacts of the Interim Federal Health Program (IFHP) Reforms: A Stakeholder Analysis
Journal Article Canadian Journal of Public Health
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Antonipillai, V. 2017
Impacts of the interim federal health program on healthcare access and provision for refugees and refugee claimants in Canada: A stakeholder analysis
Graduate Thesis - Masters
Antonipillai, V. 2015
In my heart I am Portuguese: Perspectives on Portuguese migration, identity and religion in Hamilton, Ontario
Graduate Thesis - Masters
Da Silva, S. 2013