Canadian Colleges & Institutes: Responding to the Needs of Immigrants

The results of this diagnostic survey, based on 46 Canadian community colleges, provide a snapshot of how colleges and universities are meeting the needs of immigrants within their communities, including initiatives that facilitate foreign credentialing recognition, language training programs, career and technical programs, advising and counseling services, and partnerships. The report also provides an overview of the barriers faced by colleges and institutes in delivering these services, the barriers faced by immigrants trying to access these programs and services, and the lessons learned. The survey was conducted as part of the federal government’s initiative to develop an Immigration Internet Portal.

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