A Qualitative Look at Serious Legal Problems Faced by Immigrants in Greater Victoria and Vancouver, British Columbia

Research Partners

The Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria (ICA) offers services for immigrant and refugee newcomers, including settlement and integration services, translation and interpretation, English classes, mentoring, job search assistance and guidance, volunteer matching, and peer support. It also provides outreach and education in the community through arts programming, as well as community development workshops on anti-racism, multiculturalism, diversity awareness, immigration, and human rights.

We are grateful for the participation of the respondents, for trusting us with their stories, and for helping us understand the legal strategies and legal needs of immigrants.

The Pathways to Prosperity Partnership (P2P) is an alliance dedicated to fostering welcoming communities that promote the economic, social, and civic integration of migrants and minorities in Canada. The Partnership includes all key federal and provincial immigration ministries; municipalities; national, regional, and local organizations involved in newcomer settlement; and researchers from over fifty universities. The main activities of the Partnership are primary and secondary research, knowledge transfer, education, and mutual learning. Their methods bring together academic scholarship with local expertise and detailed government program knowledge.

This study was funded in part by the Department of Justice Canada and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.