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*In April 2022, the university announced our new name of Toronto Metropolitan University, which will be implemented in a phased approach. Learn more about our next chapter.*

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Welcome to TMCIS

The Toronto Metropolitan Centre for Immigration and Settlement (TMCIS) aims to be a leader in the transdisciplinary exploration of international migration, integration, and diaspora and refugee studies. In addition to supporting research in these areas, the Centre’s mission includes mentoring students and consolidating Toronto Metropolitan University’s reputation as the pre‐eminent site of knowledge development and exchange with governments, community organizations, and other academics.


Book Launch – "From Sovereignty to Solidarity: Rethinking Human Migration" by Harald Bauder

On April 21, 2022, the Immigration and Settlement Studies (ISS) Graduate Program, TMCIS, and the Soli*City research project hosted a book launch of From Sovereignty to Solidarity: Rethinking Human Migration by Dr. Harald Bauder.

Check out the event page for more details.

Latest Publications

Working paper no. 2022/11

Advanced Digital Technologies in Migration Management: A Review of Emerging Literature

Lucia Nalbandian & Nick Dreher, Toronto Metropolitan University

Working paper no. 2022/10

The Challenges of Settlement and Integration: Exploring Canada’s Response to Venezuelan Migration

Berti Olinto, Toronto Metropolitan University

Working paper no. 2022/9

Highly Skilled Migrant Decision-Making Under Uncertainty: A Literature Review

Ashika Niraula & Anna Triandafyllidou, Toronto Metropolitan University

Spotlight on migration no. 2020/4

'Safe' countries and 'fraudulent' refugees: Tools for narrowing access to Canada’s refugee system

Chantel Spade & Tearney McDermott, Ryerson University

Research brief no. 2020/1

Private sponsorship in refugee admission: Standard in Canada, trend in Germany?

Vanessa Pohlmann & Helge Schwiertz, University of Osnabrück

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I invite you to explore our website and participate in upcoming TMCIS activities.

Dr. Usha George, Academic Director, TMCIS

Recent and Upcoming Events

TMCIS occupies space in the traditional and unceded territory of nations including the Anishnaabeg, the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee, and the Wendat peoples, and territory which is also now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples. This territory is covered by Treaty 13 signed with the Mississaugas of the Credit, as well as the Williams Treaties signed with multiple Mississaugas.