The Settlement Outcomes Highlight Report issued by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is the first of its kind. The report entails settlement services offered to newcomers. The purpose of these services is to ensure their success in Canada, whether it is seeking a job, connecting with communities, or improving their language skills. The report offers important insight into the past and future of Canada’ immigration landscape.
Precisely, the Settlement Outcomes Highlight Report functions as a detailed analysis of the Canadian immigration experience. Namely, examinations on the achievements and challenges newcomers confronted from 2015 to 2019 in combination with their utilization of settlement services render the report a valuable asset for conducting policy amendments.
A majority of newcomers have acclaimed the ease brought by settlement services. Not only these services enhanced their language skills, but they also facilitated a connection between them and their home-to-be. Rather than pursuing the “melting-pot” mystique, the Canadian government strives to cultivate a “tapestry”, braiding threads without depriving them of individuality. Given the insecurities that accompany one’s immigration, the settlement services play a vital role in emotional relief.
The report also highlighted some areas in need of improvement. One of them is newcomers’ awareness of settlement services. Furthermore, depending their varying backgrounds, some may not obtain knowledge of such services. This is an especially important issue to address, given that a lack of awareness may expose a newcomer to potential risks.
While the report analyze on a case-by-case basis, the results will provide great insight on how Canada welcomes newcomers. Additionally, the analysis indicates the importance of intersectionality, which shines a light onto economic and social gaps faced by immigrations.
Resettlement is a necessary component of one’s beginning of a new life in Canada. The government has addressed immigrants’ societal contributions, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, Canada’ s commitment to optimize its resettlement programs deserves the public’s full support.