Internal Migration of Canadian Immigrants, 1993-2004: Evidence from the Survey of Labour and Income Dynamics
Référence bibliographique 
King, Karen M. et Newbold, K. Bruce. 2011. «Internal Migration of Canadian Immigrants, 1993-2004: Evidence from the Survey of Labour and Income Dynamics ». Canadian Studies in Population, vol. 38, no 1-2, p. 1-18.
Intentions : «[T]he purpose of the paper is twofold. First, it examines the migration and distribution patterns of the foreign-born across Census Metropolitan Areas (CMAs). Second, it examines how internal migration modeling results may differ when pre- and post-migration measures are used.» (p. 1)
Questions/Hypothèses : The authors are asking: «[f]irst, what motivates immigrants to make an internal migration? […] Second, if an internal migration occurs, what determines the new destination?» (p. 3)
Échantillon/Matériau : «The following analysis uses data drawn from Statistics Canada’s 1993, 1996, and 1999 panels of the Survey of Labour and Income Dynamics (SLID) Master files. SLID is a longitudinal survey, with each panel collecting labour market and income information over a six-year period.» (p. 5)
Instruments : Sondage
Type de traitement des données : Analyse statistique
According to the authors, «[t]hese results suggest that once the foreign-born undertake post-arrival relocations, they are less mobile if they reside in one of the gateway cities of Toronto, Vancouver, and Montreal. Internal migration of the foreign-born generally does not increase dispersion across Canada, with post-arrival migrations of the foreignborn generally adding to existing immigrant populations in CMAs. These results suggest that internal migration of the foreign-born generally does not increase dispersion across Canada; therefore, policies aimed at dispersion may have limited effect. For communities located outside the main immigrant magnets to succeed in increasing their share of the foreign-born population in Canada, both attraction and retention policies/programs are needed. The paper has further illuminated the need for more research on post-immigration relocations. In particular, with few exceptions, there is little information on migration motivations in large-scale survey data sets in Canada; thus, comparison of pre- and post-migration allows only for inferences concerning possible migration motivations.» (p. 16-17) Note : The authors noted that family structures and changes (for example marriage) influence the movement of populations. It includes comparisons between major Canadian cities, including Montreal.