Building Canada’s potential

In its sixth year, the Summit will explore how immigration can respond proactively to labour-market pressures and ensure that Canada’s immigrants contribute fully to our economy. Join over 300 delegates to discuss the major immigration-related issues impacting your organization:

  • Technology and demographics are changing the workplace. How can Canada improve its immigration system to respond quickly to labour-market needs and strengthen our economy for both established Canadians and new immigrants?
  • Canada’s unemployment rate is hovering at record low levels due to strong job creation and increasing retirements. Evidence suggests parts of the country are already supply-constrained. Economic immigration has been accelerated recently, but is it enough to ensure we have the talent needed to continue to grow our economy?

The Summit will examine key drivers of economic, social, and technological change that could affect our immigration system. The goal is to assess various plausible immigration scenarios and consider how Canada can benefit from opportunities while mitigating threats in support of a stronger, more vibrant country. Expert speakers will challenge us to expand our horizons by testing our underlying assumptions and inviting us to think and plan beyond the short term.

Speakers & Agenda

We’re hard at work developing an outstanding agenda with top-notch speakers. Please check this page for updates.

Previous Conference Highlights

Our last event’s, the Canadian Immigration Summit 2019, purpose was to explore how Canada can respond to emerging immigration issues in a rapidly changing world.

  • 380 past attendees
  • 4.2/5 overall satisfaction

Attendees by job function

Services Public admin. Retail trade Financial services Unknown Wholesale trade Communication& utility services

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Some of our noteworthy speakers from our previous conference

Ahmed D. Hussen

The Honourable Ahmed D. Hussen

Minister, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

Lisa MacLeod

The Honourable Lisa MacLeod

Minister, formerly of Children, Community and Social Services/Minister Responsible for Women’s Issues, Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services

Denise O'Neil Green

Denise O’Neil Green

Vice-President, Equity and Community Inclusion (VPECI), Ryerson University

Goldy Hyder

Goldy Hyder

President and Chief Executive Officer, Business Council of Canada

The Hon. Ratna Omidvar

The Hon. Ratna Omidvar

Senator for Ontario,
Senate of Canada





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Until February 14, 2020.

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Shaw Centre
55 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON K1N 9J2



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