Canada has a proud history of welcoming newcomers. More and more, we are a nation composed of a multitude of cultures and languages. Newcomers to Canada, however, can experience challenges that affect their health– including being able to access culturally appropriate services and find familiar foods. to Underemployment is another challenge many newcomers face.
Where can you go for more information?
Health Nexus resources
Resource Catalogue: From Risk to Resilience
Giving Birth in a New Land
A Healthy Start for Baby and Me. Revised 2016 (PDF)
The healthy immigrant effect and mortality rates.
Edward Ng, Statistics Canada (2011)This analysis used the 1991 to 2001 Canadian census mortality follow-up study to explore associations between mortality and birthplace and period of immigration
- Migration Health: Embracing a Determinants of Health Approach. Health Policy Research Bulletin, Health Canada. (2010)
Canadian Research on Immigration and Health: An Overview. Health Canada (PDF, 1999)
Presents an overview of Canadian research on Health Canada’s three main areas of interest: promotion of population health, health system support and renewal, and management of risks to health.