Conference Board of Canada’s second Canadian Immigration Summit returns to Ottawa
February 11, 2016
By Canadian Immigrant Magazine
The Conference Board of Canada’s National Immigration Centre’s second Canadian Immigration Summit returns to Ottawa on April 4-5, 2016, at the Fairmont Château Laurier. This two-day event is bringing together more than 250 leading representatives from government, business, education, non-profits and immigrant-serving organizations from across Canada. The goal? To work toward creating a National Immigration Action Plan for Canada.
“Immigration matters more than ever to Canada’s social and economic prosperity — we require a vibrant, healthy, larger and highly responsive immigration system to ensure our future,” according to a statement from the Conference Board. At the same time, forces of international and domestic change are placing great pressure on the immigration environment. “We need to develop innovative, efficient, and responsive policies and programs to meet the challenges,” says the Board.
The Canadian Immigration Summit 2016 is designed to help do just that. It will focus on the themes of: supporting immigrants and refugees to succeed; creating partnerships to enhance the immigration system; and leveraging immigrants’ skills and connections to enhancing economic prosperity.
“We invite delegates to share their vision and discuss how we can build a better immigration system,” notes the Board.