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Mapping Migration from the Americas: Official Website Launch

What: Mapping Migration from the Americas: The Official Website Launch

Labour flows from Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) to Canada are rising due to labour shortages, an aging population, and growth in several occupational sectors in Canada. There is an urgent need for informed research and analysis to better understand the nature and changing patterns of temporary foreign worker migration flows to Canada from the LAC region. Additionally, there is a lack of information in Canada about development impacts of labour migration for sending regions.

To address this, FOCAL and the International Migration Research Centre (IMRC) have developed an interactive, publicly accessible, web-based analytical mapping tool with data and information about temporary foreign workers in Canada. The tool uses Geographic Information System (GIS) technology and will provide critical information and fresh perspectives on the impacts of migration and development in Canada and LAC countries. This technology will shed light on large migration data sets previously inaccessible to and little understood by policy-makers, researchers and advocates. The new web-based maps will provide critical information and a fresh perspective to inform new research and policy agendas.

When: Monday, Feb. 28, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Where: Guy Bélisle Room, 365 Laurier Avenue West, ground floor, Ottawa

Who: Tandy Shephard is FOCAL's Project Manager, Mapping Migration from the Americas. She will introduce the project and the mapping technology.

Jenna Hennebry is Associate Director of the International Migration Research Centre (IMRC) and a Mapping Migration from the Americas project partner. She will discuss the practical use of the migration maps in policy research.

Janet McLaughlin is Post Doctoral Fellow at IMRC. Her presentation will focus on the practical use of the maps in migration research.

Please RSVP to Fatima Gardaad at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 613-562-0005 ext. 236 before Friday, Feb. 25. 

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