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:
- Bredin Institute
- British Columbia's Ministry of Jobs, Trade and Technology
- 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 Canada
- Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario
- Council of Maritime Premiers
- Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
- Manitoba’s Department of Education and Training
- Newcomer Centre of Peel
- Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
- Ontario’s Ministry of Community and Social Services
- Progress Career Planning Institute
- Quebec’s Ministry of Immigration, Diversity and Inclusion
- Ryerson University
- Saint Mary’s University’s Sobey School of Business
- Western Union Canada
- World Education Services
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.
This report summarizes the discussion points of the Canadian Immigration Summit 2018, which considered the themes of strengthening Canada’s economy and strengthening its immigrant settlement program.
Canada needs to expand international trade to strengthen its economy. Immigrant entrepreneurs can help this cause, but face challenges. This report looks at these challenges and offers suggestions to help immigrant entrepreneurs perform better.
This report examines the economic implications of no immigration in Canada and quantifies the impacts of gradually increasing immigration. It also looks at the economic impacts of Canada’s three immigrant admissions classes (economic, family, and refugee).
Canada is evaluating how many immigrants to admit in the years to come. This report contributes to the conversation by forecasting the economic and fiscal impacts of three immigration scenarios from 2017 to 2040.
This report evaluates why the Atlantic region needs immigrants, its immigration trends and issues, and the new Atlantic Immigration Pilot and offers suggestions to support improvements to the region’s immigrant attraction and retention efforts.
This report summarizes the Canadian Immigration Summit 2017’s discussion points and recommendations on how Canada can strengthen its immigration system and gives an overview of the importance of immigration to Canada’s economic future.
Which immigration responsibilities are better off being managed by the federal government or provinces and territories? This report proposes an aspirational approach to Canadian immigration governance in the 21st century.
This report provides policy insights and suggestions to help strengthen entrepreneur and investor immigration’s role in supporting job creation and economic growth in Canada.
International students represent an undeniable asset for Quebec in educational, social, cultural, demographic and economic terms. But Quebec isn't recruiting as many of them as it might. This research report contains six suggestions to help the province attract and retain more of them.
This publication is available in English and French.
Ce rapport se penche sur le phénomène de l’immigration à Montréal, en comparant la performance de la métropole québécoise avec celle des principales autres villes nord-américaines. Huit propositions sont mises de l’avant pour assurer une meilleure intégration des immigrants.
This briefing looks at the important role of temporary foreign workers (TFWs) in alleviating critical labour shortages in Canada’s agriculture sector and proposes an alternative way to think of TFWs in agriculture.
This report measures how demographic changes, particularly to immigration levels or fertility rates, might reduce some of the economic and fiscal costs of an aging Canadian population.
The June 2014 overhaul of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) resulted in significant policy reforms, and changes to how the Canadian government groups and reports foreign worker data. This report enhances readers’ understanding of the changes.
What is the state of Canada’s learning recognition system today? This study (15 years after the initial study) finds that we still have much to gain by recognizing immigrants’ learning credentials.