The Conference Board of Canada is the country’s immigration research hub. Relying on in-house demographic, economic, and fiscal models, we have the unique ability to quantify the challenges associated with an aging demographic and evaluate policy assumptions around immigration and immigrants’ success in the labour market. Our work helps strengthen Canada’s immigration system.

December 5, 2023

Canadian employers are suffering from labour and skill shortages. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) feel these shortages acutely, as they make up 98 per cent of employer businesses in Canada. Many are turning to immigration as a solution, but much of the international talent needed is already in Canada.

Summary for executives  •  2-min read

Ottawa  •  November 20–21, 2024

The Canadian Immigration Summit brings together thought leaders from the public, private, and non-profit sectors alongside newcomers to explore how we can strengthen our immigration system and help immigrants and their communities thrive, now and in the future.

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Centre for Business Insights on Immigration

Canada’s immigration system underperforms at quickly connecting immigrants with opportunities that match their skills, education, and experience. This leads to inadequate economic outcomes for immigrants and fails to meet employers’ skilled labour needs. 

National Immigration Centre

Canada’s future prosperity depends on immigration. Optimizing the systems that help to attract, select, and settle immigrants will maximize the benefits of immigration for both newcomers and Canadians. The National Immigration Centre was established to enhance Canada’s immigration system through independent, impartial, evidence-based research.

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