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The Canadian Immigration Summit 2019: Expanding Our Horizons

The Conference Board of Canada will continue a national dialogue on immigration by hosting The Canadian Immigration Summit on May 8 and 9 in Ottawa. The Summit will set the stage to examine how our country can adapt to key domestic and international drivers of economic, social, and technological change that are likely to influence our immigration system over the next decade.

The speakers and panelists include:

  • The Hon. Ahmed D. Hussen, Minister, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship
  • The Hon. Ratna Omidvar, Senator
  • The Hon. Lisa MacLeod, Minister, Children, Community and Social Services (Ontario)
  • Dr. Susan Black, President and CEO, The Conference Board of Canada
  • Pedro Antunes, Chief Economist, The Conference Board of Canada

Published May 3, The Conference Board of Canada’s recently released Can’t Go it Alone. Immigration is Key to Canada’s Growth Strategy explores various solutions to help strengthen Canada’s labour force growth and economy. A copy of the report is available at

 The Conference Board of Canada is the country’s leading independent research organization. Our mission is to empower and inspire leaders to build a stronger future for all Canadians through our trusted research and unparalleled connections. Follow The Conference Board of Canada on Twitter.@ImmigrationCBoC, @ConfBoardofCda #ExpandingOurHorizons

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Aline Lafrenière,, 819-664-1564

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