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Canadian Immigration Summit 2017: Innovating at 150 and Beyond

2018 Event

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2017 Event

Over 200 leading representatives from government, business, education, not-for-profit, and immigrant serving organizations from across Canada convened to discuss what the future of our immigration system looks like. Discussions included how to optimize immigrants' valuable contributions to Canada's economic competitiveness, and social and cultural vitality; the role and meaning of citizenship in immigration context; and how cross-sectoral stakeholders can help ensure the success of resettled refugees in Canada.

The Summit primarily focused on the following themes: Supporting people, creating partnerships, enhancing prosperity, and developing a National Immigration Action Plan for Canada. Delegates were invited to share their vision and discuss how we can build a better immigration system. Sessions assessed current performance and explored opportunities for change, in an effort to help shape the National Immigration Action Plan.


Featured Speakers From the 2016 Event

Effat Ghassemi

Effat Ghassemi
Executive Director
Newcomer Centre of Peel

Colin Singer

Colin Singer
Managing Partner
immigration.ca

David Manicom

David Manicom
Associate Assistant Deputy Minister
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

His Excellency Nicolas Chapuis

His Excellency Nicolas Chapuis
Ambassador of France to Canada
Embassy of France

Dr. Keith G. Banting

Dr. Keith G. Banting
Stauffer-Dunning Fellow, School of Policy Studies and Professor Emeritus,
Department of Political Studies
Queen's University

Jörn Rosenberg

Jörn Rosenberg
Deputy Head of Mission
Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany

Dr. Keith Brown

Dr. Keith Brown
Vice-President, International and Aboriginal Affairs, and Purdy Crawford Chair in Aboriginal Business Studies
Cape Breton University

Jennifer Moores

Jennifer Moores
Senior Analyst, Express Entry Policy
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

Eddie Kadri

Eddie Kadri
Lawyer
Kadri Law Professional Corporation

Yves Saint-Germain

Yves Saint-Germain
Director, Language Policy, Francophone Communities and Performance Measurement
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

The Hon. Lena M. Metlege Diab

The Hon. Lena M. Metlege Diab
Minister of Immigration
Nova Scotia Immigration

Warren Everson

Warren Everson
Senior Vice-President, Policy
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce

Jean-Philippe Tizi

Jean-Philippe Tizi
Vice-President, Emergency Management
The Canadian Red Cross

Robert A. Vineberg

Robert A. Vineberg
Chair, Board of Governors
Immigration Research West

Hindia Mohamoud

Hindia Mohamoud
Director Ottawa Local Immigration Partnership

Patricia M. Woroch

Patricia M. Woroch
Chief Executive Officer
Immigrant Services Society of British Columbia

Heidi J. Hauver

Heidi J. Hauver
Vice-President, Human Resources
The Pythian Group Inc.

Charlie Foran

Charlie Foran
Chief Executive Officer
Institute for Canadian Citizenship

Tashia Batstone

Tashia Batstone
Vice-President, Education Services
Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada

Dr. Horatio M. Morgan

Dr. Horatio M. Morgan
Associate Professor
Ryerson University

Sponsors

We’d like to thank our generous sponsors for their contribution to this event.

TD logo

RBC logo



World Education Services logo




Canadavisa.com logo



AURAY Capital logo


Fragomen logo



British Council—IELTS Canada logo




Prepare for Canada logo




Kadri Law Professional Corporation logo




Newcomers Canada logo




ENSEMBLE—The Mining Diversity Network logo




Sobey School of Business at Saint Mary's University logo


Exhibitors



Hire Immigrants logo


iCentapp.com logo


London Cross Cultural Learner Centre logo



Magnet logo


New Canadians Web and TV Show logo



Ottawa Catholic School Board logo


Pearson Test of English logo

Marketing Partners


Canadian Immigration Magazine logo


Hire Immigrants Ottawa logo



IMEDA logo        



Manitoba Nurses Union logo



TRIEC logo

Special Contributor

Fitterfirst logo

Travel Partner

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