CIMI indicators are carefully selected on the basis of whether they are deemed a reliable measure of immigrant integration. This is determined by a combination of the following factors: concepts around immigrant integration; methodological considerations, including access to reliable data for the regression model across regions; and recommendations from the CIMI Expert Advisory Committee (EAC).

Dozens of indicators were assessed for their feasibility within the CIMI, but have been excluded for various reasons. For example, after considerable reflection, the EAC ultimately determined that home ownership was not a meaningful measure of integration across Canada. It was concluded that successful integration does not depend on whether an immigrant owned or rented their place of residence.
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