Current Trends and New Challenges for Canada’s Resettlement Program

Michael Casasola


References to resettlement in the c-31 legislative package reflected changes that were already underway as part of the Refugee Resettlement Model (rrm). While these changes result in visible improvements to Canada’s refugee resettlement program, new challenges are surfacing, as Canada’s program attempts to be responsive to global resettlement needs. This article follows the development of Canadian and international contemporary resettlement policy and identifies trends for the future. It argues that Canada must continue to make policy and procedural changes to its resettlement program so that it can respond to current and future resettlement challenges.

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