International Metropolis Conference Preconference

June 24 to 28, 2019

The Promise of Migration

Inclusion, Economic Growth and Global Cooperation


Government of Canada: The promise of migration – a Canadian perspective

This workshop, organized by IRCC, will address the major international and national challenges that are transforming the Canadian migration landscape. Several senior managers will present recent changes in migration policies and programs in response to these challenges. The selection of economic migrants, humanitarian programming, the reception and integration of migrants, and the strengthening of underlying data and research will be addressed. Discussions will also focus on improving processes, from developing more customer-focused services, to better managing identities and data, to transforming our digital policy.

Pathways to Prosperity (P2P)

How Do We Know What’s Working? Measuring Settlement Outcomes for Individuals and Communities

Organized by: Pathways to Prosperity in partnership with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
Monday June 24, 2019 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Through presentations and table discussions, this hands-on, full-day event will explore new strategies for measuring immigrants’ economic, social and civic-cultural outcomes at both the service delivery and community levels. The focus will be on strategies for determining what works and what doesn’t, as well as new ways of measuring processes and change, attributing outcomes, and assessing community impact. Outcome measurement is not only a tool for ensuring accountability. It provides a basis for identifying promising practices that can be further developed and shared; allows us to identify practices that need improvement and suggests how to do so; and, at the community level, points to areas in need of particular attention.

This preconference will be of interest to representatives of all levels of government, the settlement sector, funders, researchers working in the area, and all stakeholders interested in having an evidence base to ensure the successful settlement and integration of newcomers.

All are welcome to register: one day or full week.

PhD Workshop

This doctoral seminar consists of a workshop on immigration research data. The objective is to provide an overview of the research data available at Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), Statistics Canada and elsewhere. A round table on the dissemination of immigration research is also on the agenda. Stakeholders will discuss ways to put their research in the hands of decision-makers, politicians, publishers and the general public. The selected finalists of the 2019 IRCC National Essay Challenge will also present their work.

Selected Finalists of the 2019 IRCC National Essay Challenge