It covers several themes including the social and economic experiences of immigrants in smaller urban centres, the perceptions of Toronto held by immigrants in second tier cities, the nature of social networks in second tier cities, the role of the Internet in contemporary migrations, and the role of pre- migration information in immigration experiences. [...] I also demonstrate that the Internet has become an important form of communication linking social networks in Canada and the Philippines, and that individuals in second tier cities play a primary role in the dissemination of information about immigrant life in smaller communities back to source areas. [...] In terms of Quebec and the East Coast region, current research includes Bourget’s (2006) analysis of the programs initiated by Quebec City which promote the city as settlement destination and facilitate the social and economic integration of newcomers, and Laaroussi, Quimper and Drainville’s (2006) review of the role institutions such as multiethnic associations play in promoting immigrant integra [...] The participants were identified through the help of community-based partners in the project who included the Guelph Multicultural Centre, the Welland Multicultural Centre and The New Canadians Program in Kitchener-Waterloo. [...] The geographical location of these cities and Toronto can be seen in Figure 1. The relative close proximity of the study sites to Canada’s largest multicultural centre provides an interesting context in which to view the social and economic factors governing the settlement trajectories of Filipino immigrants.
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