OTTAWA, April 10, 2015 /CNW/ - With a rapidly aging population and one of the world's lowest fertility rates, immigration plays an increasingly crucial role in Canada's social, cultural and economic prosperity. The Conference Board of Canada's National Immigration Centre (NIC) is hosting a major three-day event from April 13-15 to explore the future of Canada's immigration system.
The Honourable Pierre Poilievre, Minister of Employment and Social Development, Minister for the National Capital Commission, will provide the opening keynote presentation on Monday, April 13, 2015 at 9 am ET followed immediately by media availability and photo opportunity.
When: April 13-15, 2015
Where: Fairmont Château Laurier, Ballroom (Ottawa)
Who: Speakers include:
The Hon. Pierre Poilievre – Minister for Democratic Reform, Minister responsible for the National Capital Commission, Employment and Social Development Canada
Lena M. Diab - Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Minister of Immigration, Nova Scotia
Kathleen Weil- Minister of Immigration, Diversity and Inclusiveness, Quebec
Anita Biguzs – Deputy Minister, Citizenship and Immigration Canada
Warren Everson – Senior Vice-President, Policy, The Canadian Chamber of Commerce
Howard Duncan - Executive Head of the Metropolis Project
His Excellency Tony Negus - High Commission Commissioner to Canada, Australian High Commission
Karen McBride – President and Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Bureau for International Education
Michael Bloom - Vice-President, Industry and Business Strategy, The Conference Board of Canada
The Canadian Immigration Summit 2015 is presented thanks to the following sponsors: Royal Bank of Canada, CanadaVisa.com, the government of Nova Scotia and Western Union.
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Media Accreditation is required.
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SOURCE Conference Board of Canada
For further information: media accreditation, contact: Juline Ranger, Associate Director of Communications, The Conference Board of Canada, Tel.: 613- 526-3090 ext. 431, E-mail: [email protected]; Yvonne Squires, Media Relations, The Conference Board of Canada, Tel.: 613- 526-3090 ext. 221, E-mail: [email protected]