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Family Class sponsors/applicants needed for PhD study

Hi Everyone,

I'm looking for Family Class applicants to interview as part of my PhD research at Ryerson University in Toronto:

The purpose of my study is to examine the Canadian Family Class immigration stream, to determine which aspects of the family class immigration stream work well and which aspects need improvement.

As part of the study I am carrying out interviews with individuals from 30 different families who are applying for reunification through the Canadian family class stream of immigration (or who completed the process in the last five years) about their experiences of the application process.

If you are in the process of sponsoring one or more family members to Canada, or if you completed this process within the last five years, you can participate in this study.

If you agree to participate:

- I will ask you to talk to me about the processes you have already gone through (e.g. approval as a sponsor, approval of family members to be sponsored) and your opinions about different aspects of the program. I will also ask you for basic demographic information about the sponsor and the family member(s) being sponsored (e.g. age range, country of origin, gender).

- The interview will take 30-60 minutes and can be in English, French or Spanish, depending on your choice. We will decide on a location (in Toronto, Ottawa or nearby areas), date and time together. The place we choose should be somewhere where you cannot be seen or heard by other people, but it should not be in a family home.

- Any information you give which can identify you personally will be treated as confidential and will be disclosed only with your permission or if required by law. Neither your name nor other identifying information will appear in any written or verbal reports associated with the study. Fictitious or false names will be used instead.

I will compensate you for your time with a gift card of $50 for a grocery store.

If you have any questions or would like to participate in this study please message me, or call me on 647 636 9411 (Toronto) / 613 618 5572 (Ottawa).

This study has been reviewed and approved by the Research Ethics Board, Ryerson University

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this.


Beth Martin, M.S.W.
PhD Candidate, Policy Studies (Immigration policy)
Ryerson University, Toronto

647 636 9411 (Toronto)/ 613 618 5572 (Ottawa)

Last edited by: BethMartin on 04-07-14 14:40:58

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