Migration Research Series

The Migration Research Series focuses on policy-oriented and empirical research and analysis with the aim to contribute to a better understanding of the multidimensional aspects of migration and inform migration policies at the national, regional and international levels.

All publications are freely available online in IOM Online Bookstore, thereby ensuring a wide reach and impact among policymakers, as well as practitioners, scholars, researchers and students interested in issues related to migration.

Submission criteria and process

IOM welcomes submissions of papers on any policy-relevant issue related to migration and migrants (empirical research desirable). Papers should be of a maximum of 4,000 words, follow the style guide and be submitted in Word format by email to research@iom.int referring to ‘MRS submission’ in the subject line. All submitted papers will be sent to peer reviewers and IOM will endeavor to give authors a final decision on publication within a two-month timeframe after submission.

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MRS No. 57 - Introduction to Putting Family First: Migration and Integration in Canada

Authored by Harald Bauder, Mehrunnisa Ahmad Ali and John Shields, this publication in the Migration Research Series is the introduction to the book, Putting Family First: Migration and Integration in Canada, edited by Harald Bauder and published by UBC Press in May 2019. The publication explores how migrant families settle and integrate into Canadian society and navigate, challenge, transform or reproduce presumed boundaries associated with gender, race, ethnicity, sexuality, family, community and nation. Introduction to Putting Family First: Migration and Integration in Canada examines how the family context can be mobilized to facilitate the successful integration of migrants and gives voices to migrant families and communities.