The key objective of the CIMI is to provide a credible framework for ongoing assessment of the state of immigrant integration in Canada.
As an unprecedented number of immigrants settle across the country, the CIMI provides a much-needed resource for policymakers, researchers, service provider organizations (SPOs) and local immigration partnerships.
The CIMI identifies factors that underlie successful immigrant integration as well as its changes and trends through a mixed-methods approach. This innovate index provides users with interpretable data permitting greater insight into the overall situation of immigrants across various Canadian geographies.
While it does not offer causal evidence of the effectiveness of a particular government policy or program, the CIMI can allow relevant bodies to design policies and programs as well as make decisions based on evidenced-based trends in several areas germane to immigrant integration.