Newcomer Stories from LINC Programs


Newcomer stories about coming to Canada reveal much about ourselves. In reading about the lived experiences of newcomers, this study explores the nature of what motivates families and individuals to come to Canada, what impact do Canadians have on their lives, and what are newcomers' self-perceived outcomes as a result. Newcomers in this study will reflect on questions such as, What does is mean to be a newcomer? and When do I stop being a newcomer and start "being" Canadian?


Currently recruiting participants: Yes

Eligible gender: Male, Female, Transgender, Other

Eligible ages: 18 to 88

Accepts healthy participants: Yes

Inclusion criteria:

Any newcomer who has participated in a LINC program for a minimum of 6 months between 2016 and 2021.

Exclusion criteria:

Cannot be enrolled in a LINC program currently
Cannot be under 18 years of age


This study is not currently accepting expressions of interest via the website. Please see contact information below.

Additional information

Contact information

Oscar Vergara E:

Principal investigator:

Yan Guo

Clinical trial: