International Metropolis Conference Plenary speakers

June 24 to 28, 2019

The Promise of Migration

Inclusion, Economic Growth and Global Cooperation

Paul MacKinnon

Assistant Deputy Minister Strategic and Program Policy, IRCC


Paul MacKinnon joined Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada as Assistant Deputy Minister Strategic and Program Policy in December 2016.

Prior to joining IRCC Paul served from 2011 -2016 as Assistant Deputy Minister of Portfolio Affairs and Communications at Public Safety Canada. In this position he played a key role in working across the department and with Portfolio Agency partners in developing coordinated policy advice for the Minister and Deputy Minister. Previously he was Director General of National Security Policy at Public Safety Canada where he was responsible for policy development on National Security issues including working with partners on the development of Canada’s Counter Terrorism Strategy.