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2019 Report on Peel Newcomers
March 2019

In 2018, PNSG conducted two IRCC-sponsored community consultations with local
stakeholders, as well as an online survey of local settlement service providers. We also
commissioned two pieces of research: a longitudinal immigration database study examining the
inward and outward flows of Peel immigrants and their participation in the labour market; and a
novel study of informal (i.e., non-service provider) settlement supports. Collectively, the data,
insights and recommendations gathered across these sources contribute to an updated,
comprehensive and holistic picture of newcomers in Peel, and the report suggests how these
findings should influence local settlement and integration efforts for greater efficacy and impact.



Report from the settlement-focused IRCC Planning Day for Peel & Halton
October 2018
PNSG partnered with Halton Newcomer Strategy to coordinate a large-scale consultation
attended by more than 100 settlement professionals from across Peel and Halton regions. The
event aimed to identify gaps in services and critical needs facing the settlement sector – all to
inform IRCC’s 2019 call-for-proposals process. This report features findings and content from
the Planning Day: four community recommendations (regarding employment, mental health,
system-level navigation and service-provider capacity-building); regional snapshots of
newcomer data and trends; as well as local newcomer insights organized by municipality.



Report from the multi-stakeholder IRCC consultation for Peel & Halton
October 2018
To complement the large, settlement-focused Planning Day, PNSG partnered with Halton
Newcomer Strategy once more to coordinate a multi-stakeholder consultation that featured a
wider diversity of local stakeholders, including a lived-experience panel comprised of
newcomers. The consultation adhered to a framework and format that IRCC applied in similar
regional consultations held across the country. Peel stakeholders highlighted the need to build
capacity to establish cross-sector partnerships and measure impact, while also developing
supports for specific newcomer segments and strengthening the voice of the newcomer.

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