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Survey Study on Hong Kong Residents Recently Arrived in Canada : First Report Yan, Miu Chung; Marshall, Sheila, 1956-; Lee, Barbara; Ng, Cherry; Ngan, Bruce


Since 2015, Canada has experienced a new wave of influx of Hong Kong residents moving to Canada. However, their settlement and integration conditions are not known outside the Hong Kong immigrant community. The purposes of this study are to fill this knowledge gap and to provide empirical evidence to inform government policies to support this group of newcomers to successfully settle and integrate in the Canadian society. To reach this widely spread population, an online survey was conducted from December 19, 2022 to February 28, 2023. We targeted the survey to people who a) resided in Hong Kong consecutively for over five years in the 10 years prior to their recent return/move to Canada; b) returned to or arrived in Canada on or after January 1, 2015; c) lived in Canada consecutively for over six months at the time when they responded to the survey; d) are currently living in Canada; and e) 19 or over years old. A total of 1053 people attempted the survey and 660 completed responses were recorded and analyzed. In this report, we provide a descriptive summary of the general profile, settlement and integration conditions of this group of respondents.

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