The CIMI Methodology

The Canadian Index on Measuring Integration (CIMI) is a data driven index measuring the integration of immigrants into Canadian society.

Optimizing Canadian data sets

CIMI analysis, which benefits from Statistics Canada data sets, targets the adult population of immigrants living within Canada. CIMI permits users to look at snapshots and monitor trends in immigrant integration.

Our Approach

The CIMI takes a comprehensive approach, using up-to-date datasets, examining factors within the key dimensions of integration (i.e. economic, social, health, and civic and political).

The selection of indicators is guided by both conceptual and methodological considerations based on a literature review and recommendations by our Expert Advisory Committee.

The Canadian Institute for Identities and Migration presents the Canadian Index for Measuring Integration (CIMI), the first of its kind in Canada. The CIMI fills an existing knowledge gap in terms of addressing the extent to which newcomers and all Canadians foster a harmonious society.

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