Media Advisory - The Conference Board of Canada hosts Canadian immigration summit 2015: April 13-15 (Ottawa) - Towards a National Immigration Action Plan

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,, the government of Nova Scotia and Western Union.


For the full schedule and times visit:


Media Accreditation is required.


Follow the Canadian Immigration Summit 2015 on Twitter @ImmigrationCBoC


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:; Yvonne Squires, Media Relations, The Conference Board of Canada, Tel.: 613- 526-3090 ext. 221, E-mail:

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