Your Story Counts!

Poster for the 2023 Immigrant Survey. Logo Immigration Partnership. Background a picture of a family.

The Waterloo Region Immigrant Survey is a bi-annual survey for all immigrants, refugees, claimants, temporary workers, international students 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.

It was available through June 2023 in English, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, French, Rohingya, Serbian/Croatian/Bosnian/Montenegrin, Somali, Spanish, Tigrinya, Turkish and Ukrainian.

The 2023 Immigrant Survey is now closed.  

We heard from over 1,500 immigrant individuals and are collating, analyzing, and disaggregating that data. Check back here later in 2023 to find reports and presentations about what we found.  

More information about the 2023 survey is available as well as the 2023 Immigrant Survey tool. You can also access past Immigrant Survey reports, as well as findings and methodology presentations on our resources webpage. If you have questions or want to discuss the survey or data, contact Dan Vandebelt at or 519-588-8043.

Thanks to all who shared their experience and are helping build community through immigration!