La perception des immigrants colombiens de leur processus d'intégration à Québec

Authors: Rincon Sarmiento, Julieeth Andrea
Advisor: Arsenault, Stéphanie
Abstract: This exploratory qualitative study presents and examine the perceptions of the integration process of Columbian immigrants living in Quebec City. In this present paper, integration is understood as a multidimensional process which includes the socioeconomic, civic, cultural and linguistic aspects. In order to have a better understanding of the subjective experience, migratory paths and the meanings behind a “successful integration”, eleven individuals have been interviewed for this study. When analysing the participants’ discourses, the definition of integration into a new society varies between respondents; their definitions are very personal, subjective and don’t match with the definition proposed by immigration policies. For some respondents, being able to use their skills meaningfully in work is a key part of a successful integration, for others, their integration is interrelated to their capacity to develop professional endeavours in their new country. Furthermore, establishing connections with members of the host society, participating in the cultural life and learning the French language have been identified as key components of their integration in Quebec City. Finally, although the analysis of the subjective experiences of a migratory journey might help immigrants to become major stakeholders in their integration process, future research must examine strategies used by the native population to facilitate their inclusion.
Document Type: Mémoire de maîtrise
Issue Date: 2019
Open Access Date: 11 July 2019
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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