International migration is increasingly oriented toward commerce. For example, government immigration policies can make it easier for newcomers to settle in Canada permanently if they arrive as international students or have been working in Canada. But few studies have fully explored the role that universities, colleges and employers play in the immigration system.
Dr. Rupa Banerjee, Canada Research Chair in Economic Inclusion, Employment and Entrepreneurship of Canada’s Immigrants, is examining the impact of schools and businesses on international migration patterns and integration. Working at the intersection of migration studies, human resource management and educational studies, she and her research team are expanding the theoretical understanding of migration and developing insights that will inform public policy.