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National Immigration Centre

2017 Immigration Conference audience and speaker

Purpose of the Centre

Immigration is more important to Canada's prosperity than ever before due to the country's rapidly aging population and low birth rate. As such, the National Immigration Centre hosts events and produces evidence-based research to help strengthen Canada's immigration system.


As a not-for-profit organization, The Conference Board of Canada relies upon membership dues to fund its activities. It thanks the following members for supporting the National Immigration Centre:

  • Camosun International
  • Canadian Association of Professional Immigration Consultants
  • Canadian Bar Association's Immigration Section
  • Canadian Society of Medical Laboratory Science
  • CARE Centre for Internationally Educated Nurses
  • Century Initiative
  • Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia
  • Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario
  • Council of Maritime Premiers
  • Immigration Consultants of Canada
    Regulatory Council
  • Ignite Fredericton
  • Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
  • Memorial University of Newfoundland 
  • Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation
    et de l’Intégration
  • Newcomer Centre of Peel
  • Progress Career Planning Institute
  • Regional Connections Inc.  
  • Sobey School of Business at Mary’s University 
  • Windmill Microleding
  • World Education Services

Featured Research


Building on COVID-Period Immigration Levels: The Economic Case

Issue Briefing, July 28, 2021

Despite the struggles of the pandemic, Canada wisely remains committed to growing immigration levels

Opinion, posed in The Globe and Mail July 27, 2021

One Thing I've Learned

Commentary, July 5, 2021

Ottawa is right to want more immigrants in the wake of the pandemic

Opinion, posed on iPOLITICS March 1, 2021

Immigrants need more support to succeed in Canada

Opinion, posed on iPOLITICS January 6, 2021

Government of Canada raises immigration levels by 50,000 per year?

Quick Take, October 30, 2020

450x300_council-ciweFour Futures: the Economic Impact of Immigration in Ottawa–Gatineau

Impact Paper, October 28, 2020

Report coverWhy is immigration important to Canada?

Website, June 08, 2020

Report coverSeuils d’immigration au Québec: analyse des incidences démographiques et économiques

38 pages, May 2019
Dans ce rapport, nous évaluons les incidences démographiques et économiques de différents scénarios d’immigration sur une période s’échelonnant de 2019 à 2040 afin d’alimenter la réflexion et les politiques d’immigration du Québec. Bien que nos analyses soient principalement d’ordre économique, nous sommes conscients que ces dernières ne représentent qu’une facette d’une réalité beaucoup plus complexe, qui inclut d’autres facteurs cruciaux comme l’intégration sociale et culturelle des immigrants.

Report coverCan’t Go it Alone: Immigration Is Key to Canada’s Growth Strategy

56 pages, May 2019
By 2030, all 9.2 million of Canada’s baby boomers will reach retirement age. This briefing explores various solutions to help strengthen our labour force and economy.

Report coverTurning the Corner: Improving Canadian Business Immigration

60 pages, March 2019
The Conference Board of Canada hosted its second Entrepreneur & Investor Immigration Summit in November 2018. This report summarizes the challenges and suggestions made by the the Summit’s delegates. 

The Conference Board of Canada is the country’s immigration research hub: check what we say.

Upcoming Events

National Immigration Centre Virtual Fall 2021 Members Meeting
October 27, 2021, October 28, 2021 and November 4, 2021 | Virtual Meeting

Recent Events

Canadian Virtual Immigration Summit
May 25–27, 2021 | Virtual Conference

National Immigration Centre Virtual Spring 2021 Members Meeting
April 7, 2021, April 8, 2021 and April 21, 2021 | Virtual Meeting

National Immigration Centre Virtual Fall Members Meeting
November 18–19, 2020 | Virtual Meeting

COVID-19 Message

Due to the current situation, the Conference Board of Canada will not be holding any in-person meetings at this time. We want to ensure the health and safety of employees, members and guests. For more information, please click here.

Visit our COVID-19 webpage for up-to-date information, research and resources.

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Contact Us

Jo-Leen Folz
Council Manager