Your Story Counts!

The Waterloo Region Immigrant Survey is a bi-annual survey for international students as well as other immigrants, refugees, claimants, temporary workers and their families to share their experiences of living in Waterloo Region. The survey seeks to hear directly from newcomers about their experiences, struggles, diverse strengths they bring and contribute, as well as their suggestions for how to improve settlement and integration in Waterloo Region.

The survey will be open for international students in Waterloo Region from March 20 to 31, 2023 - NOW EXTENDED TO APRIL 5, 2023.  (It will be opened up for all other immigrants in Waterloo Region who aren’t international students in June 2023.)

Click here to fill out the survey.

If you have questions or are not able to fill out this survey online and need alternate formats, contact the Immigration Partnership at or 519-575-4757x3172.

By filling out this survey you can:

  • Inform community planning for how to better support and empower immigrants and refugees to succeed
  • Share feedback with over 60 partner organizations to improve the way they are working with immigrants and refugees 
  • Be engaged in a civic process that will make Waterloo Region a better place to live for everyone
  • Be entered into a draw for prizes (Draw prizes include a $200 prepaid credit card, three $100 prepaid credit cards and ten Tim Horton's gift cards)

Encourage other international students and your family members to fill out the survey too.

Thank you for sharing your experiences and helping build community through immigration!

More detailed information about the survey and a consent letter is available. You can also access past Immigrant Survey reports, as well as findings and methodology presentations on our resources webpage. If you have questions, you can contact the lead researcher, Dan Vandebelt, at or 519-575-4757x1233.