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Survey: COVID-19 and the Housing Experiences of Immigrants, Refugees, and Temporary Residents Living in Newfoundland and Labrador

We are researchers in the Department of Geography at Memorial University. We are conducting a research study to learn about the housing experiences of immigrants, refugees, and temporary residents (including international students, migrant workers, and visitors) in NL. We are doing this research in partnership with the Association for New Canadians (ANC), the Public Legal Information Association of Newfoundland and Labrador (PLIAN), Municipalities of Newfoundland and Labrador, and the Happy Valley-Goose Bay Housing and Homelessness Coalition. Participation in this study is not a requirement for access to any programs and services offered by these organizations.

The survey is anonymous and voluntary. It is available in English, Arabic, Tagalog, or Tigrinya. 


It should take no more than 25 minutes to complete. At the end of the survey, you will have an opportunity to enter a draw to win one of 25 visa gift cards of $50.

To be eligible to participate in this study, you:

  • Are over the age of 18

  • Currently live in Newfoundland and Labrador (permanently or temporarily)

  • Were born outside of Canada and have spent 10 years or less in Canada

  • Came to Canada first as an international student, temporary worker, refugee (Protected Person), immigrant and/or a visitor (tourist or family member of one of the other categories

  • Canadian citizens are eligible if they meet the criteria above

If you are interested in participating in this study, please visit the following link:

Password: MUNhousingsurvey2021

If you would like more information about this study, please contact Yolande Pottie-Sherman at

The proposal for this research has been reviewed by the Interdisciplinary Committee on Ethics in Human Research and found to be in compliance with Memorial University’s ethics policy. If you have ethical concerns about the research, such as the way you have been treated or your rights as a participant, you may contact the Chairperson of the ICEHR at or by telephone at 709-864-2861

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