Mireille Lajoie holds a master’s degree in geographic sciences from Université Laval.
Her research focuses on the migratory trajectories of people seeking asylum in Canada, more specifically in the province of Quebec, and all the factors that influence these trajectories. Her dissertation is entitled: Les trajectoires migratoires des demandeurs d’asile au Québec : Types et facteurs des trajectoires avant et après l’arrivée au Canada. She worked under the supervision of Danièle Bélanger and the co-direction of Adèle Garnier. Her master’s research was funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) and the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et Culture (FRQSC). Her undergraduate research project focused on the situation of young migrants attempting to reach Europe via the Mediterranean Sea from Libya. She carried out this project in collaboration with the European organization SOS Méditerranée, whose mission is to rescue migrants on the high seas of the central Mediterranean.