Conference Board of Canada – Canadian Immigration Conference 2014: Enhancing Canada’s Immigration System

Exploring the future of immigration, and how we can enhance our immigration system to help address advanced skills, talent and competitiveness challenges facing organizations.

By Conference Board of Canada

Immigrants are a critical source of talent for Canadian employers. Newcomers to Canada have always contributed to our national fabric and identity. They are instrumental in driving innovation, providing advanced skills for the economy, and creating many of our largest companies and employers.

Yet, today employers are experiencing challenges finding and hiring immigrants with the right skills—when they need them. In addition, many organizations are not yet taking full advantage of immigrants’ skills, talents and expertise to optimize corporate performance and growth.

Canadian Immigration Conference 2014 features an outstanding lineup of expert speakers to share best practices and strategies on how we can enhance our immigration system to respond to the needs of Canadian businesses and communities. The goal is to make us more globally competitive in attracting, retaining and integrating new Canadians.

A combination of interactive presentations, panel discussions, and delegate-expert sharing sessions will give conference participants the latest insights on how to attract the best and the brightest to their organizations and better harness the innovative talents of immigrants to drive corporate success.  Alan Broadbent, Chairman of Maytree will be speaking on the panel Competing in a Global Economy for Business and Talent – Building an Immigration System Responsive to the Needs of Businesses

Conference delegates will also be invited to take part in a special consultation session to identify key immigration challenges and barriers facing Canadian firms that will help guide future research by the Conference Board to identify potential solutions.

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