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Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Policy: Major Changes but are We Getting Right?

February 26, 2013 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Canada has the highest net per capita immigration levels in the world as well as a massively expanded intake of temporary foreign workers. These programs are having a major impact on Canada, particularly in the larger cities such as Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver. To what extent are they working in the interests of Canadians? What are the benefits and what are drawbacks or current policies? Come and hear immigration expert, retired Ambassador Martin Collacott, discuss current reforms and problems.

Speaker’s Biography:  Martin Collacott is is currently Spokesperson and Chair of the Advisory Board of the Centre for Immigration Policy Reform as well as Senior Fellow at the Fraser Institute. He has spoken and written extensively on immigration issues, has been frequently interviewed on television and radio, and has testified before Parliamentary committees in Canada and Congressional committees in the United States. In recent years he has been involved in raising public awareness of immigration issues and advocating for changes to make them better serve Canadians and newcomers alike. He is a former Canadian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka and ambassador to Syria, with concurrent accreditation to Lebanon, and to Cambodia. He has also worked with CIDA and the YMCA. 


CIC Member $ 30.00
CIC Student Member $10.00
Non-member $35.00
Non-member Student $15.00 

Please register via email or telephone by 21 February 2013. 

Event Contact: James Ellsworth | (250) 294-0317


February 26, 2013
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
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