Media Advisory - Leaders' Roundtable on Immigration

SASKATOON, Oct. 2 /CNW Telbec/ - The Conference Board of Canada, in collaboration with Saskatoon Regional Economic Development Authority Inc., will host the Leaders' Roundtable on Immigration in Saskatoon.

    When:   October 5, 2009

    Who:    Opening Remarks and Introductions, 9:00 - 9:30 a.m.
            Rupen Pandya, Assistant Deputy Minister, Saskatchewan Ministry of
            Advanced Education, Employment and Labour
            Don Hrytzak, CEO, Saskatoon Regional Economic Development
            Authority Inc.
            Diana MacKay, Director, Education and Learning, The Conference
            Board of Canada

            Findings of an upcoming Conference Board report, 9:30-10:45 a.m.
            Michelle Downie, Senior Research Associate, The Conference Board
            of Canada, will present the findings of Immigrant-Friendly
            Businesses:  Effective Practices for Attracting, and Retaining
            Immigrants in Canadian Workplaces

            New Initiatives Showcase, 4:30-6:00 p.m.
            -  Skills Passport
            David Harvey, Director of Business Development and International
            Partnerships, Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and

            -  Employer Roadmap
            Laura Burke, Learning Coordinator, Maytree Foundation
            Lisa Danso-Coffey, Special Advisor, Foreign Credentials Referral
            Citizenship and Immigration Canada

            -  Mentoring Programs
            Sangeeta Subramanian, Project Leader, ALLIES National Mentoring

            Keynote Remarks, 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
            Rob Norris, Minister of Advanced Education, Employment and Labour
            Government of Saskatchewan, will deliver the keynote remarks at
            the reception and dinner

    Where:  William Pascoe Room, The Delta Bessborough, 601 Spadina Crescent
            East, Saskatoon

SOURCE Conference Board of Canada

For further information: For further information: or media accreditation, contact: Brent Dowdall, Media Relations, Tel.: (613) 526-3090, ext. 448, E-mail:

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