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2015 Immigrant Integration Symposium Presentations

The symposium featured an interactive mix of presentations and roundtable discussions on:

  • Partnerships with private sector employers, notably small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)
  • Partnerships with municipalities including, integration efforts outside major metropolitan centres and in Francophone minority communities
  • Update on the Canadian Immigrant Integration Program (CIIP)
  • Essential support services for immigrant student success: advising, personal counseling and support, and financial assistance
  • Occupation-specific language training (OSLT)
  • Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) Services
  • International students and pathways to permanent residency
  • Integration of immigrants with trades qualifications
  • Policy perspectives from Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC)
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2015 Immigrant Integration Symposium Presentations
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CICan Recommended Actions on Express Entry
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Tina Chow: Essential Support Services for Immigrant and International Students
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Nora Sobel: Essential Support Services for Immigrant and International Students
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Ashley Pinsent-Tobin: Essential Support Services for Immigrant and International Students
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Mark Hoddenbagh & Samantha Peek: Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition Services for Immigrants
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Eileen Kelly-Freake: Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition Services for Immigrants
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Natasha Pateman: Policy Perspectives from Citizenship and Immigration Canada
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Cynthia Murphy & Mark Roe: Supporting the Integration of Immigrants with Trades Qualifications
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Victoria M. Esses: The Pathways to Prosperity Partnership Research Findings and New Initiatives
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Cynthia Murphy: The Canadian Immigration Integration Program (CIIP)
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Lisa Rochman: Workplace-related Language Training
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Chris Buuck & Joanna Pesaro: Workplace-related Language Training
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Fréda Thélusma: College and Institute Delivery Models for Serving Immigrants
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Melinda Kao: College and Institute Delivery Models for Serving Immigrants
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Jennifer Kuenzig: College and Institute Delivery Models for Serving Immigrants
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Anne Sado: Leadership Perspectives
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Lise Bourgeois: Leadership Perspectives
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Michelle Suchiu: Collaboration with Municipalities to support Immigrant Integration
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Maureen Geddes: Collaboration with Municipalities to Support Immigrant Integration
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Thomas Gulian: Supporting the Economic Integration of Immigrants through Social Innovation, Applied Research and Partnerships
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Kelly McGahey: Engaging with Employers
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Andrew Galley: Brokering Success – Improving skilled immigrant employment outcomes through strengthened government-employer engagement
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Nick Noorani: An overview of the Panel on Employment Challenges of New Canadians and growth opportunities for colleges and institutes related to the new Express Entry System
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