“They act like we are going to heaven”

Information crafting, misinformation, and settlement of Bangladeshi immigrants in Canada

Authors

  • Nafiz Zaman Shuva The University of Western Ontario

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.29173/cais1240

Keywords:

information behaviour, immigrants, settlement information sources, information experience

Abstract

This paper reports on findings from a larger study on the settlement information behaviour of Bangladeshi immigrants to Canada. This study uses a mixed method approach, including semi-structured interviews (n=60) and surveys (n=205) with Bangladeshi immigrants who arrived in Canada between 1971 and 2017. The author discusses the new concept of information crafting by exploring the information immigrants received from immigration consultants in Bangladesh and the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). The study reports negative consequences of selective information in newcomers’ settlement in Canada, primarily positive information about life in Canada, sometimes with exaggeration and falsifications.

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Published

2022-08-06

How to Cite

Shuva, N. Z. (2022). “They act like we are going to heaven”: Information crafting, misinformation, and settlement of Bangladeshi immigrants in Canada. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of CAIS / Actes Du congrès Annuel De l’ACSI. https://doi.org/10.29173/cais1240

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