CMI Chair graduates from prestigious governance education program

TORONTO, March 4 /CNW/ - The Canadian Migration Institute (CMI) will benefit from increased expertise in governance as a result of Chair Imran Qayyum's recent graduation from the Directors College, Canada's leading university-accredited director education program.

"CMI is a young organization with a great future ahead of it," said CMI Vice Chair Michel Bento. "Imran's enhanced expertise in governance will ensure that CMI can continue to grow and meet its potential by strengthening its capacity to work jointly with government and improving the working environment for authorized immigration representatives by fostering better continuing professional development opportunities."

Since the Conference Board of Canada and McMaster University's DeGroote School of Business founded the Directors College it has become Canada's premier institution for director education. Qayyum graduated from the college with an internationally recognized Chartered Director (C.Dir) professional designation from McMaster.

As part of the program, Qayyum studied accountability and change, leadership and strategy, oversight and finance, and communication and social responsibility.

"This designation is the culmination of a lot of hard work and dedication," added Bento. "In fact Imran now holds all three Canadian designations in Corporate Governance which is really quite an achievement."

The role of the Canadian Migration Institute ( is to educate, accredit and advocate on immigration law and policy. CMI represents more than 1700 authorized immigration representatives and is the largest organization of its kind in North America. CMI has several chapters throughout Canada that provide regional support through accredited educational programs, advocacy on provincial issues and a local network for interaction and connection amongst authorized representatives.


For further information: For further information: Tiffany Nyklickova, (416) 815-4277 x2245,

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