GGI has an experienced and multi-disciplinary team of migration and settlement experts and has been involved in over 25 studies and evaluations in the area of migration and settlement over the past five years alone.

Our skilled and qualified team provides a variety of services including:

  • Gap and mapping analysis
  • Research studies
  • Feasibility studies
  • Program reviews
  • Needs assessments
  • Development of evaluation frameworks
  • Process/Implementation evaluations
  • Formative evaluations
  • Outcome evaluations
  • Impact evaluations
  • Development of tools/handbooks
  • Facilitation/training

Our clients include the federal government (e.g., Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada and Employment and Social Development Canada), different provincial governments (e.g., British Columbia, Ontario, Alberta, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador), different universities (e.g., Trent University and Toronto Metropolitan University) as well as the settlement and not-for-profit sector in Canada and the US (e.g., S.U.C.C.E.S.S., ARAISA, World University Service of Canada and World Education Services).

Our work has involved a variety of different types of migrant groups (e.g., low and high skilled migrant workers, international students, internationally educated professionals, newcomers, refugees and permanent residents) and have included topics related to among other:

  • Economic, professional and social integration
  • Foreign credential recognition and bridging programs
  • Pre- and post-arrival settlement services
  • Innovative approaches to the delivery of settlement services (e.g., use of social media, AI etc.)
  • Support Services for temporary migrant workers
  • Housing Standards
  • Migration trajectories (e.g., transition to permanent residency or citizenship)
  • Resettlement
  • Mental Health Supports
  • Citizenship

Some examples of recently completed projects include:

  • Gap Analysis – Information & Other Services Provided to Migrant Workers in the Maritimes – ARAISA
  • Program Evaluation for Competency-Bridging Program of Study – Trent University
  • External Evaluation of the Active Engagement and Integration Project (AEIP) – S.U.C.C.E.S.S.
  • Review of the Settlement Program Service Delivery Improvement (SDI) Funding Envelope – Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
  • Research Project for the Temporary Foreign Workers Program: Housing Standards in the Agriculture Sector – Employment and Social Development Canada
  • Feasibility Study: Obtaining Foreign Credential Recognition Data from Regulatory Bodies – Employment and Social Development Canada
  • Evaluation Framework for the Hospitality Industry Welcomes Refugee Employment-linked Refugee Sponsorship (HIRES) Program – WUSC – World University Service of Canada
  • World Education Services (WES) Needs Assessment Project – WES – World Education Services

We are also engaged as the performance measurement and evaluation experts for two projects funded under IRCC’s Service Delivery Improvement funding envelope. These projects are both ongoing. GGI developed the performance measurement frameworks in 2022 and conducted the formative evaluations in 2023. Final evaluations are planned for 2024. Moreover, we are undertaking four research studies on the journey of skilled temporary workers to permanent residence in Canada’s official language minority communities across Canada (i.e., in the Atlantic provinces, Ontario, the Western provinces and Quebec) for IRCC. These studies include literature reviews, quantitative analysis, interviews with skilled temporary workers and permanent residents as well as with stakeholders and the final reports are expected to be completed this summer.