Synthesis and Analysis of Research on Immigrants to Official Language Minority Communities in Canada

Immigration has served as a policy tool for the Canadian government to help meet demographic, economic, and other goals for over a century. There is a recent growing body of literature examining the ways in which immigration may enhance the vitality of official language minority communities (OLMCs) in particular, including Francophone minority communities (FMCs) which are French-speaking communities outside of the province of Quebec, as well as English-speaking communities in Quebec (ESCQs). In light of increasing policy and legislative emphasis on the issue of immigration and OLMCs, and the arrival of increasing numbers of immigrants settling in these communities, contributing to their increasing diversity, research addressing this topic has greatly expanded in recent years. This report presents a synthesis and analysis of research on immigrants to OLMCs in Canada that has been published since 2010.