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Fellowship Description

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La «nouvelle vague»: Contemporary French immigration to Quebec and Canada

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Program description

We invite application for a postdoctoral fellowship position to contribute to a project on the contemporary migration of French nationals to Quebec and to other regions of Canada. Funded by SSHRC and Concordia University, this project will  :1) identify the push and pull factors behind the increase and transformation of French nationals’ migration to Quebec and Canada from 2000 onwards;  2) study the operation and the impact of entry and regularization opportunities targeting in priority French nationals in Quebec/Canada and 3) documents the diverse migration trajectories of French nationals planning to migrate or having migrated to Canada or Quebec since 2000. The research team will combine content analysis and semi-directed interviews with immigrants, public servants and NGO representatives. The finding will provide insights on processes of “North-North” migration and contribute to debates on mobility in migration studies.  The selected candidate will be integrated into the research activities of the Concordia Research Chair on the Politics of Immigration, of the Équipe de recherche sur l’immigration dans le Québec et ailleurs and of the Concordia Center for the Study of Politics and Immigration

Academic qualifications required

The required qualifications for the position are:

  • PhD in Political Science, Sociology, Migration Studies or related fields;
  • Advanced (C1) or proficient (C2 or native speaker) capacity to speak, read and write French;
  • Experience in conducting qualitative interviews;
  • Experience in analyzing qualitative interviews and conducting content analysis.

Other qualifications sought (please specify which one apply in your application):

  • Research expertise on contemporary French society
  • Research expertise on North-North migration;
  • Research expertise on human mobility.
  • Application deadline: March 12, 2021
  • The Postdoctoral Fellow must start their appointment by March 1, 2022.
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