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Chapter 1: Immigrants Urgently Needed


A Wide Demographic Gap: Immigrants in FrancophoneMinority Communities

New Source Countries: Who Counts as a Francophone?

The Commissioner Intervenes: More Points for Bilingual Immigrants

Shaping the Future of Linguistic Duality: Setting Concrete Targets


Chapter 2: Closing the Gap Between Immigrants and Communities

Understanding the Phases and Dimensions of Immigration

The Selection Phase: Great Expectations

The Settlement Phase: Credentials and Canadian Experience

The Adaptation Phase: Planning for the Future

The Contribution Phase: Integration in Both Directions


Chapter 3: Roads to Success


Monitoring Immigrant Retention

Provincial Nominee Programs


Qualification Recognition


List of Recommendations


Appendix I: Phases and Dimensions of Immigration

Appendix II: Official Languages Among General and Immigrant Populations Across Canada


Table 1: Francophone Immigrants by Mother Tongue and Knowledge of Official Languages (2001)

Table 2: Francophone Immigrants Settling Outside Quebec

Table 3: Comparison of Immigrant Percentages Within Anglophone and Francophone Communities by Province/Territory

Table 4: Phases and Dimensions of Immigration

Table 5: Reasons for Unsuccessful Immigrant Integration into an Official Language Minority Community

Table 6: Success or Failure? Two Outcomes for Immigrants and Francophone Communities

Table 7: Verification of Immigrant Retention


Essential Ingredients for Immigrant Success: Tenacity, Networking and Flexibility

Francophone by Choice: An Immigrant in B.C.

Chinese in Quebec: Innovative Approaches toCredential Recognition

From Morocco to Manitoba: A Successful Transition

…ducacentre: Languages and Settlement Skills for New Francophones on Canadaís Pacific Coast

Making Newcomeers Stay: Monctonís MAGMA

Francophone Business Immigrants in B.C.

The Power of Gentle Persuasion

Centre des jeunes francophones de Toronto

Francophone Immigrants Outside the Big Cities: African Professionals in Sudbury

CIFODE: Spicy Sauces and Effective Job Training in a Cooperative Environment


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