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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.


Lunch & Learn event with Dr. Ashraful Alam

Lunch & Learn with Dr. Ashraful Alam

Join TMCIS and CERC Migration and Integration for a light lunch following a presentation by Dr. Ashraful Alam from the University of Otago, New Zealand, on Wednesday, March 29, 2023, at noon. Learn about how localized small-town realities and constraints shape newcomer support infrastructures in New Zealand's small towns.

Check out the News & Events page for more details and for the registration link.

Latest Publications

Working paper no. 2023/03

Decolonizing Migration Studies: The Case of Hospitality, Sanctuary, and Solidarity

Harald Bauder, Nick Dreher, Omar Lujan & Oluwafunmilayo Asolo, Toronto Metropolitan University

Working paper no. 2023/02

Access to Early Childhood Services by Precarious Status Families: Negotiating Multiple Borders in a Sanctuary City, Toronto Canada

Judith K. Bernhard (Toronto Metropolitan University), Julie E. E. Young (University of Lethbridge) & Luin Goldring (York University)

Working paper no. 2023/01

Online Communications and Service Delivery in Canada’s Settlement Sector: The State of Affairs

Stein Monteiro, Nevyn Pillai & Masoud Kianpour, 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

The Director of TMCIS, Usha George, smiling against a blue background.

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.