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Pre-Conference Workshop
Longitudinal Survey of Immigrants to Canada (LSIC)
One-Day Workshop

Date: Wednesday March 22, 2006
Location:     Vancouver - St. John's College at the University of British Columbia campus 
Cost: Free of charge, including reimbursement of the transportation expenses for graduate student participants who are nominated by one of the Metropolis centres across Canada

Registration is now closed.


  • Describe the analytical potential of the LSIC
  • Describe the file structure and various analysis tools
  • Present a detailed example of analysis
  • Answer questions from researchers/users of the LSIC microdata files

Target Audience

  • Researchers/users of LSIC data in the Statistics Canada Research Data Centres
  • Researchers interested in undertaking research using LSIC data


  • Senior methodologist
  • Processing manager
  • Analyst

Proposed schedule:

9:00 to 10:15          Examples of research questions based on themes covered by the LSIC; discussion on how the LSIC could answer these questions.

Review of Wave 1 publication content (A Portrait of Early Settlement Experiences[1])  How Wave 2 data could be used to further Wave 1 analyses?

10:15 to 10:30        Break

10:30 to 12:00        Structure of the microdata file; analysis tools available; access.

12:00 to 13:30        Lunch break

13:30 to 15:00        Case study: description of the research question, analysis and results; review of techniques and tools that were used.

15:00 to 15:15        Break

15:15 to 16:30        Question and answer session upon registration to the workshop, researchers/users will be invited to send questions, ahead of time, to the LSIC team.

[1] Statistics Canada. 2005. The Longitudinal Survey of Immigrants to Canada A portrait of Early Settlement Experiences. Catalogue no. 89-614-XIE. Ottawa.