Within the scope of the ACS-Metropolis project “Envisioning the Future of the Immigrant
Serving Sector” funded by the WES Mariam Assefa Fund, this review seeks to outline past
and present trends which will impact future outcome scenarios for newcomers and the
settlement sector. The critical trends analyzed include migration patterns and
newcomer demographics, the housing crisis, technological advancements, capacity
issues in the sector, IRCC funding and the use of alternative funding models, knowledge
sharing in the sector, as well as labour market trends including employer discrimination
and workers rights.