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Migration research involves the status of some 259 million international migrants living outside of their countries of origin. International Migration Research Centre (IMRC) researchers investigate migrant labour and provide research for improved advocacy for migrant rights across a variety of areas including health, mobility, gender, social and economic development, security and the global economy.



  • migrant labour
  • advocacy for migrant rights


  • Gardiner Barber, P. and W. Lem (Eds.) (2012). Migration in the 21st Century: Political Economy and Ethnography. Routledge.
  • Goldring, L. and P. Landolt (Eds.) (2013). Producing and Negotiating Non-Citizenship: Precarious Legal Status in Canada. University of Toronto Press.
  • Hennebry, J. and B. Momani (Eds.) (2013). Targeted Transnationals: The State, The Media and Arab Canadians. UBC Press.
  • Honig, B., I. Drori and B. Carmichael (Eds.) (2010). Transnational and Immigrant Entrepreneurship in a Globalized World. University of Toronto Press.
  • Lenard, P. and C. Straehle (Eds.) (2012). Legislated Inequality: Temporary Labour Migration in Canada. McGill-Queen’s University Press.

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