Immigration, Settlement and Integration in Quebec's Anglophone Communities: A Preliminary Report

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Title
Immigration, Settlement and Integration in Quebec's Anglophone Communities: A Preliminary Report
Abstract
The authors review and analyze the small body of literature specifically addressing immigrant settlement and integration activities in the English-speaking communities of Quebec (ESCQ), and add to the picture with preliminary enquiries into activities in the field. The literature highlights the role of ESCQ as a "bridge" for immigrants toward the majority Francophone society, and questions the legitimacy of Anglophone participation in immigrant settlement in the context of Quebec's francisation project. The authors' preliminary enquiries reveal a wide range of English-speaking community organizations and informal networks currently helping new immigrants settle, including ones that identify by their ethnicity, the English language, neighbourhood and religious faith. They describe the contributions of these groups and some of the challenges they face in the early twenty-first century political climate in Quebec.
Publication
Journal of Eastern Townships Studies/Revue d’études de Cantons de l’Est
Volume
No. 38
Pages
7-32
Date
Spring 2012
Language
en
Citation
Urtnowski, Karen, Lorraine O’Donnell, Éric Shragge, Anne Robineau, and Éric Forgues. “Immigration, Settlement and Integration in Quebec’s Anglophone Communities: A Preliminary Report.” Journal of Eastern Townships Studies/Revue d’études de Cantons de l’Est No. 38 (Spring 2012): 7–32.
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