Jeffrey G. Reitz

Jeffrey G. Reitz is Professor Emeritus of Sociology, R.F. Harney Professor Emeritus of Ethnic, Immigration and Pluralism Studies, and cross-appointed faculty member at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, at the University of Toronto.  He has published extensively on immigration and inter-group relations in Canada from comparative perspectives and has frequently contributed to discussions of policies on immigration, multiculturalism, and minority group employment in Canada. 

This website is a comprehensive and up-to-date source on Jeff’s research and professional work, accessible through the following links (see also the menus above, and posts below):

Recent Posts


Multiculturalism and Social Cohesion: Potentials and Challenges of Diversity

With Raymond Breton, Karen Kisiel Dion, and Kenneth L. Dion, Amsterdam(Springer, 2009)

Warmth of the Welcome: The Social Causes of Economic Success for Immigrants in Different Nations and Cities

Honourable Mention, Thomas and Znaniecki Award for “outstanding social science scholarship in the field of international migration.” Nominated for the John Porter Book Award. Published by Westview Press, Boulder, CO, 1998. (American Sociological Association, 2000)

Edited Publications

Ethnic Relations in Canada: Institutional Dynamics

Essays by Raymond Breton. Edited and with an introduction by Jeffrey G. Reitz

Montreal: McGill-Queens University Press, 2005.

Canadian Immigration Policy for the 21st Century

Co-edited with Charles Beach and Alan Green.

Kingston, ON: John Deutsch Institute for the Study of Economic Policy, 2003.

Social Inequality in Canada: Dimensions of Disadvantage

6th edition. Co-edited with Edward Grabb, and Monica Hwang.

Scarborough: Oxford University Press, 2016.

Host Societies and the Reception of Immigrants

Edited by Jeffrey G. Reitz. San Diego, CA: University of California, Center for Comparative Immigration Studies, 2003.