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Canadian Immigration Summit: Immigration in an Evolving World of Work

Thursday February 20, 2020 | by Chiedza Pasipanodya

UPDATE: In light of the global COVID-19 pandemic, The Conference Board of Canada has made the decision to postpone the Canadian Immigration Summit, originally scheduled for May 13 and 14, 2020. The health and safety of conference delegates, speakers, staff, and partners come first. The Summit will now be held on October 5 and 6, 2020.

Immigration, tech, and business leaders from across the country will convene in Ottawa for the sixth annual Canadian Immigration Summit. Hosted by the Conference Board of Canada, the theme of the summit this year is Immigration and the changing nature of work.

As the nature of work changes, it has the power to disrupt the global economy, and public and private sector actors must navigate Canada’s needs and role in this evolving world. With 42 percent of Canadian jobs projected to be disrupted by automation and a rapidly ageing population, it is essential to explore how immigration can respond proactively to labour-market pressures to ensure that Canada’s immigrants participate fully in the economy.

The conference explores four sub-themes with industry experts and leaders lending their insights and perspectives:

  • Strategic foresight: Global perspectives and comparisons
  • Leaving no one behind: Including marginalized groups in the future of work
  • Context matters: Regional approaches to immigrant labour integration
  • Economic foundations: Building on the success of innovation and technology.

Registration is now open.

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Chiedza Pasipanodya is program manager, knowledge management, with WES Global Talent Bridge in Canada.