Lebanese Immigrants Integration in Prince Edward Island

Thousands of people over the world leave their homeland every year to journey to Canada, a country that offers them better opportunities than their countries of origin. The Lebanese are one of the groups that leave their home place every year looking for new places to prove themselves and thus find a better future. They have immigrated to many parts of the world; in this research, however, I am going to focus on their immigration to Canada and particularly, Prince Edward Island. What are the main reasons behind their immigration in the first place? Why did they choose Prince Edward Island? What are the challenges they faced during their integration process whether economic, political or even cultural? What were their different forms/shapes of their integration?

Mode Francis
Degree: MA
Supervisor: James Randall
Department and University: Department of Island Studies, University of Prince Edward Island
Email: mofrancis@upei.ca