Roma migration to and from Canada
The final workshop of the research project 'Roma migration to and from Canada – experiences of Hungarian, Slovak and Czech Roma returnees.' This project aims to look at the transatlantic (Canadian) return migration. The migration and asylum-seeking of Roma from Central Eastern Europe started in the 1990s and continues till today. Several thousands of Roma have gone to Canada in the last fifteen years and it is estimated that only about one fifth of them have stayed. The shifting immigration and refugee policies of the Canadian state, the bilateral diplomatic relations of Canada and the CEE countries, the changing discriminatory and racist climate of the home countries all contributed to the out-migration and the return of the Roma to their home countries.