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Vol. 13 (2022): enero-diciembre, 2022

Exploring Mexican Immigrant Settlement in the Suburbs of Vancouver



In the current age of migration, suburbs in many Canadian cities are becoming important ports of entry for new immigrants from around the world. This has led to a growth in cultural, ethnic, and racial diversity in the suburbs reflecting global migration patterns. In Vancouver, Canada, the growing “suburbanization” of immigrants is shaping social, cultural, economic, and political landscapes in these areas. Through interviews with 60 key informants, we explore the settlement of Mexican immigrants in Burnaby, Surrey, and Abbotsford, fast-growing Canadian communities, and popular destinations for Mexican immigrants. The findings reveal that Mexican immigrants living in the suburbs of Vancouver face numerous barriers, including lack of access to affordable housing to rent or buy, lack of information on settlement services, and difficulty securing acceptable employment.

Palabras clave

  • immigrant settlement
  • housing experiences
  • Mexican immigrants
  • Vancouver
  • Canada

Cómo citar

López Salinas, A., & Teixiera, C. (2022). Exploring Mexican Immigrant Settlement in the Suburbs of Vancouver. Migraciones Internacionales, 13.


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