Sincere thanks are extended to the immigrants who took the time to participate in the Longitudinal Survey of Immigrants to Canada.
A number of key individuals made this study possible and their contributions must be acknowledged: Tracey Leesti, Jessie-Lynn MacDonald, Michelle Simard and Sylvain Tremblay of the LSIC project team for their assistance; Peter Smith and Kelly Tran for their research and technical support; and John Flanders for his editorial advice.
Last but not least, a grateful thank you is extended to the colleagues from Citizenship and Immigration Canada for the valuable draft comments they provided.
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Written by Tina Chui, Housing, Family and Social Statistics Division, Statistics Canada.
A more detailed publication of the results from the first wave of interviews is planned for release in early 2004. The publication will cover the following themes: profiling the LSIC sample, motivations for immigrating to Canada, early outcomes related to the economic and social well-being of newcomers, and an examination of the barriers newcomers face.
The LSIC file will be available in Statistics Canada Research Data Centres in September 2003. Further information on the Research Data Centres can be found at /rdc-cdr/index-eng.htm.
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