June 24 to 28, 2019
The Promise of Migration
On behalf of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, the International Steering Committee, and the International Metropolis Project team, we would like to thank our many workshop speakers for their contribution to the International Metropolis Conference 2019.
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|(Highly) skilled labour migration: selective immigration policies and skills shortages||Johannes Remy
|The economic impact of immigration||25-Jun||14:00||S-104|
|“Integration to go” - the use of digital technology in the integration process||Karin Ransberger
|The effects of technology on migration and integration||25-Jun||16:00||S-201|
|“It’s the Economy, Stupid!” or is it? Attraction and retention of newcomers in smaller and remote centres in Canada and the United States||Shelley Bent
|The economic impact of immigration||25-Jun||16:00||S-103|
|A Critical Look at Immigrant Services & Agencies in Canada||Basak Yanar
|Best practices – inclusion, economic growth and global cooperation||26-Jun||16:00||S-215|
|Addressing the refugee crisis: the nexus between migration and international aid||Ashley Manuel
|The economic impact of immigration||26-Jun||14:00||W-Maple|
|Aging, immigration and transnational care circulations: Canadian contrasts.||Sepali Guruge
|Arts-based Representations & Agency: Recording History and Memory in Canada & Australia||Yasmin Hussain
Mehrunnisa Ahmad Ali
Yanery Navarro Vigil
|Multiculturalism and other integration approaches||25-Jun||16:00||S-211|
|Assessing Immigrant & Refugee Health: Needs and Outcomes||Parveen Nangia
Shenaz A.H. Shahban
|Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP): Success through Partnership and Collaboration||Charles Ayles
|Best practices – inclusion, economic growth and global cooperation||26-Jun||16:00||W-Alberta|
|Babies, Borders and Migration: When, Where and for Whom to Give Birth||Naomi Tschirhart
|Gender, LGBTQ, and intersectionality||26-Jun||14:00||S-215|
|Behind the numbers: public opinion on immigration in North America and Israel||Jack Jedwab
|Public confidence in migration||27-Jun||14:00||W-Maple|
|Best Settlement Practices to Facilitate Positive Labour Outcomes: Pre-arrival Services & Engaging Employers||Edwin Wong
|Best practices – inclusion, economic growth and global cooperation||27-Jun||14:00||S-213|
|Beyond business as usual: immigrant entrepreneurship||Sara Rose Taylor
Sari Pekkela Kerr
|The economic impact of immigration||25-Jun||14:00||S-103|
|Business needs talent-newcomers need jobs. Success for Immigrants and Refugees through committed partnerships in Canada and Australia||Robyn Webb
Vivi (Hui) Zhang
En Su Lee
|Best practices – inclusion, economic growth and global cooperation||26-Jun||14:00||S-211|
|Can we ever make newcomers local; contemporary takes on settlement services in smaller centres||Mikael Hellstrom
|Multiculturalism and other integration approaches||27-Jun||14:00||S-206|
|Case Studies in Diaspora & Transnationalism and Return Migration||Yawen Cheng
Phoebe H. Li
|Challenges to integrating immigrant women in the workforce||Sara Rose Taylor
|Gender, LGBTQ, and intersectionality||26-Jun||14:00||S-201|
|Child and family support services for supporting integration of newcomer family members in western Canada||Anita Ogurlu
|Children and families||27-Jun||14:00||S-207|
|Cities, employers and the labour market integration of immigrant professionals||Margaret Eaton
Laura Di Paolo
|Cities and migration||26-Jun||16:00||W-Spruce|
|Citizenship, an Indicator of Inclusion? Experiences in Canada and Australia||Wladimir Zanoni
|Best practices – inclusion, economic growth and global cooperation||27-Jun||16:00||S-213|
|City and immigration and integration: A practical guide to success. The case of regionalization in Quebec, Trois Rivières, and the case of the City of Edmundston in New Brunswick||Yvan Suaza
|Cities and migration||26-Jun||14:00||S-208|
|CLB/NCLC and the CEFR: implications for language instruction in Canada and globally||Anne Senior
|Multiculturalism and other integration approaches||25-Jun||14:00||S-212|
|Collaborative practices build better solutions: leadership models in the settlement Sector||Alka Kumar
Agnes Santhosh Thomas
|Best practices – inclusion, economic growth and global cooperation||25-Jun||14:00||S-213|
|Concerns about immigration and measures to improve public confidence||Afzal Upal
|Public confidence in migration||25-Jun||16:00||W-Birch|
|Connecting migration across the sustainable development goals||Sara Rose Taylor
|Quest for global governance: Compacts and sustainable development goals||26-Jun||16:00||S-101|
|Creating and understanding an inclusive workplace||Howard Duncan
Vivi (Hui) Zhang
|Multiculturalism and other integration approaches||26-Jun||16:00||S-108|
|Critical catalysts for the integration of refugee children and youth in Canada and Europe||Antoinette Gagné
Emmanuelle Le Pichon-Vorstman
|Multiculturalism and other integration approaches||26-Jun||16:00||W-Birch|
|Critical issues in migration governance: from regular pathways to highlights of the forthcoming World Migration Report 2020.||Marie McAuliffe
|Quest for global governance: Compacts and sustainable development goals||25-Jun||14:00||S-101|
|Critical reflections – exploring migration, settlement and social inclusion across Australia, Canada and Japan||Astrid Perry
|Cross-administrative ecosystem for promoting the integration of highly educated immigrants||Maija Airas
|The economic impact of immigration||25-Jun||16:00||S-106|
|Cross-national Perspectives on Refugees' Economic Integration. Strategies, Policy, Practice||Craig Damian Smith
Solomon Fessehaye Woldeyohannes
|Best practices – inclusion, economic growth and global cooperation||27-Jun||16:00||S-211|
|Cultural competence: models and practices from Europe and Canada for building global talents and inclusive society||Tina Lachmayr
Hugo Ortiz Dubon
|Multiculturalism and other integration approaches||26-Jun||16:00||W-New Brunswick|
|Data in migration health – when and where it counts!||Lorna Jantzen
|The effects of technology on migration and integration||25-Jun||16:00||S-108|
|Databases in Assessing Migration and Integration||Han Nicolaas
Silje Vatne Pettersen
Minja Tea Dzamarija
|The effects of technology on migration and integration||26-Jun||16:00||S-214|
|Deserving or undeserving? How shifting perceptions of migrants’ shape pathways, experiences and bordering practices||Olivia Ruiz
Pauline Gardiner Barber
Linda Marie Dyrlid
|Digital Technology in Immigrant & Refugee Lives: Challenges & opportunities||Malaga-Georges Liboy
|The effects of technology on migration and integration||27-Jun||16:00||W-Newfoundland|
|Diversity in Education. Paying Attention to Both Students & Professionals||Darren E. Lund
|Doing Immigration and Settlement Differently: Regional Economic Needs & Integration.||Lara Dyer
|The economic impact of immigration||25-Jun||14:00||S-102|
|Double jeopardy – loss of parental agency challenge during migration and settlement process||Deborah Bell
|Children and families||26-Jun||14:00||S-203|
|Dynamics in S-S Migration and Integration: Policy and Practice.||Koua Oba Jovial
Carlo Handy Charles
Alejandro García Juárez
Kelechi Johnmary Ani
Solomon Fessehaye Woldeyohannes
|Best practices – inclusion, economic growth and global cooperation||26-Jun||16:00||S-212|
|Education: The Roadmap to Integration for Immigrant & Refugee Youth?||Louis Volante
Marie-Carène Pierre Rene
Chavon A. Niles
|Employment first: accelerating the integration of high-risk refugees into the workforce and the community||Aaron Hamer
|The economic impact of immigration||25-Jun||16:00||S-102|
|Employment success for low-to-mid skilled newcomers part I||Alexandra Ross Jenny Krabbe
|Employment success for low-to-mid skilled newcomers part II||Linda Manning
|Encounters with Host Societies. Identity Reconstruction, Representation, Understanding||Aliya Kuzhabekova
Syeda Aliza Sajjad
|Enhancing inclusivity through educational interventions: emerging projects in Canada, China, and Australia||Michelle Lam
Zandra Cerpa Gomez
|Establishing the right linkages between migrants’ health and appropriate healthcare post-migration||Michael MacKinnon
Mary Ellen Macdonald
|Examining the international response to the mass displacement of Venezuelan throughout Latin America||Diego Beltrand
|Best practices – inclusion, economic growth and global cooperation||26-Jun||14:00||S-210|
|Exploring current and emerging approaches to assessing migrants' credentials and competencies||Anne Gueller-Frey
|The economic impact of immigration||26-Jun||16:00||S-103|
|Engaging different levels of government in Settlement and Integration||Kelly Sims
|Multiculturalism and other integration approaches||25-Jun||16:00||S-108|
|From dream to reality. Immigrant women in Quebec cities, challenges, resilience and innovation||Lizethe Rodriguez
Sonia Ben Soltane
|Cities and migration||26-Jun||14:00||S-208|
|Gender & Socio-demographic Health Intersections||Nasim Khatibsemnani
|Gender Roles & the Integration Continuum: Implications for Practice & Policy||Amina Chitembo
Jennifer E. Cheng
|Gender, LGBTQ, and intersectionality||27-Jun||14:00||S-205|
|Global prospects for private and community sponsorship in refugee resettlement||Susan Fratzke
|Best practices – inclusion, economic growth and global cooperation||26-Jun||16:00||S-Canada Hall 1|
|GRSI (Global Refugee Sponsorship Initiative): Community refugee sponsorship goes global||Jennifer Bond
|Best practices – inclusion, economic growth and global cooperation||27-Jun||16:00||S-108|
|Health workforce migration to OECD “magnet countries”- trends and issues in Canada, Australia and Germany||Shamira Madhany
|HIV and migration in the era of aids-free cities||Sarah-Amélie Mercure
|Housing Immigrant & Refugee Populations in Toronto & Montreal. Beyond the Concept of Sanctuary City||Chloé Reiser
|Cities and migration||27-Jun||16:00||S-214|
|How immigrants affect a country: weighing the benefits, risks and costs associated with migration||Eden Crossman
Cédric de Chardon
|The economic impact of immigration||25-Jun||16:00||S-104|
|How to better measure pluralism and migrant integration? Lessons from comparative experience||Nathan Bowers-Krishnan
Mohd Sobhi Ishak
Ahmad Zul Hakimi bin Hassim
|Multiculturalism and other integration approaches||25-Jun||16:00||S-210|
|How to Engage with Super-diversity. Lessons from around the World||Kartini Aboo Talib
|Multiculturalism and other integration approaches||27-Jun||16:00||S-212|
|How to secure an extra £7.5bn through self-integration||Richard Thickpenny
|Multiculturalism and other integration approaches||26-Jun||16:00||W-Maple|
|How would you change the settlement sector, if you could?||Eliana Trinaistic
|Non-state actors and the migration industry||25-Jun||16:00||W-Oak|
|IDEA (International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance) Political participation of refugees – loopholes and opportunities.||Nicole Goodman
|Best practices – inclusion, economic growth and global cooperation||25-Jun||16:00||S-Canada Hall 1|
|Ideological extremism, media and social diversity||Solange Lefebvre
|The migration-security nexus||26-Jun||16:00||S-205|
|Immigrant integration at eye level: the diverse role of migrant organizations and networks||Fabienne Braukmann
Hugo Ortíz Dubón
|Non-state actors and the migration industry||27-Jun||14:00||W-Spruce|
|Immigrants, media and technology||Amira Halperin
|The effects of technology on migration and integration||25-Jun||14:00||LG-Cangiante|
|Immigration and integration in global cities: Chinese and Indian Immigrants in Singapore, Vancouver, and LA||Rajiv Aricat
Miu Chung Yan
|Cities and migration||25-Jun||16:00||S-203|
|Immigration and International Francophonie: Demographic and Identity Impacts||Jack Jedwab
|Implementing the global compact for refugees and migration: the role of multi-sectoral partnerships||James Milner
|Quest for global governance: Compacts and sustainable development goals||27-Jun||14:00||S-101|
|Improving skill utilization among immigrants: determinants and policy practices||Yao Lu
Cindy Si Yeon Rim
|The economic impact of immigration||27-Jun||14:00||W-New Brunswick|
|Increasing immigration sustainably in an era of populism||Jasmine Gill
|Public confidence in migration||25-Jun||16:00||S-204|
|Indigenous education for newcomers||Anila Lee Yuen
|Multiculturalism and other integration approaches||25-Jun||14:00||S-206|
|Information, opportunities, connections: supporting newcomer entrepreneurship||Fariborz Birjandian
|Cities and migration||26-Jun||16:00||S-105|
|Innovation and futures thinking for resilient and inclusive cities in our rapidly changing world||Jeny Mathews-Thusoo
|Cities and migration||27-Jun||14:00||S-201|
|Innovative Data and Research to Understand Economic Contributions by Migrants and Refugees||Benoit Dostie
|The economic impact of immigration||27-Jun||14:00||S-104|
|Insights into Triggers and Patterns of the Mobility among (Im) Immigrants in Europe, Australia, Canada and Russia||Chao Shi
Ather H. Akbari
|Best practices – inclusion, economic growth and global cooperation||26-Jun||14:00||S-213|
|Installing south-south migration on the research and policy agenda part I||Abel Chikanda
|Installing south-south migration on the research and policy agenda part II||Shiva Mohan
|Integrating New Methods into Immigration Systems.||Stephanie Jay-Tosh
|Best practices – inclusion, economic growth and global cooperation||26-Jun||16:00||S-204|
|Integrating vulnerable newcomers in communities: role of municipalities, employers and community actors part I||Vesna Radulovic
|Multiculturalism and other integration approaches||26-Jun||16:00||S-106|
|Integration of refugees into the Canadian workforce: strategies, coordination and employer perspective||Anita Carroll
|The economic impact of immigration||25-Jun||14:00||W-Spruce|
|Integration prolonged? A resilience lens to newcomer settlement challenges||Henry Akanko
|Multiculturalism and other integration approaches||26-Jun||14:00||W-Alberta|
|International Students in Focus --- Cross-national Perspectives on Their Role in Migration & Integration||Binny Joseph
|Issues in Integration through Multiculturalism: National & Local Levels||Shamsul A.B.
|Multiculturalism and other integration approaches||25-Jun||14:00||S-215|
|Just Temporary Foreign Workers? Strategies, Interests, Rights and Outcomes||Mylène Coderre
Kerri Claire Neil
|The economic impact of immigration||26-Jun||16:00||S-213|
|Labour market integration of newcomer women from the perspective of Canada, Turkey and Germany||Johannes Remy
|Gender, LGBTQ, and intersectionality||26-Jun||14:00||S-202|
|Labour Market Integration: What Do Canada and Germany Have in Common?||Daniel Hiebert
Michael van der Cammen
|The economic impact of immigration||26-Jun||14:00||S-212|
|Language in the Workplace. Approaches to Linguistic Skills Formation and Employability in Canada and Australia||Yulia Desyatova
|Best practices – inclusion, economic growth and global cooperation||27-Jun||16:00||W-Alberta|
|Le Vivre-Ensemble à la Ville de Gatineau: an open and collaborative approach||Maude Marquis-Bissonnette
|Cities and migration||26-Jun||16:00||S-211|
|Learning from Canada’s Syrian Refugee Resettlement Initiative (2015-2016): A dialogue among researchers, policymakers, service providers and funders.||Luisa Veronis
|Best practices – inclusion, economic growth and global cooperation||25-Jun||14:00||S-210|
|Lessons learned on opening labor migration pathway for refugees.||Sayre Nyce
|Quest for global governance: Compacts and sustainable development goals||27-Jun||16:00||W-Spruce|
|Lived Experiences: Economic Insecurity & Unwanted Patterns in Labour Market Integration in Canada||Joseph Mburu
David W. Rothwell
|Multiculturalism and other integration approaches||27-Jun||16:00||W-Maple|
|Longitudinal data for official immigration statistics||Scott McLeish
|Best practices – inclusion, economic growth and global cooperation||25-Jun||14:00||S-211|
|Making connections: community’s role in immigration||Shelley Bent
|Multiculturalism and other integration approaches||25-Jun||14:00||S-205|
|Making skilled migration work through innovative support structures||Evelien Willems
|The economic impact of immigration||25-Jun||16:00||S-105|
|Mapping Out State and Non-state Actors in Refugee Protection, Mobility and Integration||Kiran Banerjee
Selman Salim Kesgin
Carlo Handy Charles
|Non-state actors and the migration industry||25-Jun||14:00||LG-Chiarocuro|
|Measuring migrant vulnerability||Corinne Prince
Yerís H. Mayol-García
|Mediating and brokering: Canadian immigration bureaucracy and its interfaces. How policies and partnerships can restrict the design of an inclusive society.||Fariborz Birjandian
|Non-state actors and the migration industry||26-Jun||14:00||S-103|
|Mental health & refugees - when the one size fits all, fits none? How to build the right strategy||Caitlin Imrie
|Migrant integration in cities: learning through networks||Rupak Chattopadhyay
|Cities and migration||25-Jun||16:00||S-202|
|Migrant Smuggling & Trafficking in Persons --- Legislation, Policy, Practice||Dohee Jeong
|The migration-security nexus||27-Jun||16:00||S-207|
|Migrant worker support network, British Columbia pilot||Luce Gelinas
|Non-state actors and the migration industry||25-Jun||16:00||S-212|
|Migration & Integration Journeys to and in North America. Pull & Push Factors, Policy and Economic Context||Abdie Kazemipur
Jude Mary Cénat
|Best practices – inclusion, economic growth and global cooperation||25-Jun||14:00||S-Canada Hall 1|
|Migration and Integration Management. Recent Responses to 'Crisis' Situations in Europe and N America part I||Marie Jelinkova
|Best practices – inclusion, economic growth and global cooperation||27-Jun||14:00||S-210|
|Migration and Integration Management. Recent Responses to 'Crisis' Situations in Europe and N America part II||Vladmir Aleman Delfs
Claire E. Altman
|Best practices – inclusion, economic growth and global cooperation||27-Jun||16:00||S-210|
|Migration data innovation for policy: promises and challenges||Stefaan Verhulst
|The effects of technology on migration and integration||25-Jun||14:00||S-107|
|Migration Dynamics in Sub-Saharan Africa||Akintunde Rachel Damilola
N’Dia Anon Felix
Konyui Sonita Yewoufeh
Amponsah Kesewaah Patience
|Migration for a sustainable future: exploring local impact of global governance||Brent Herbert-Copley
|Quest for global governance: Compacts and sustainable development goals||26-Jun||14:00||S-101|
|Migration health - disease knows no borders. What do we do now and what can we do better?||Michael MacKinnon
|Migration health in the global context||Davide Mosca
|Models of welcoming communities||Carla Calado
Keisha Lance Bottoms
|Multiculturalism and other integration approaches||26-Jun||14:00||S-207|
|Monitoring and evaluating the impacts of migration discourses, policies and programs to strengthen public confidence in migration: a multidisciplinary dialogue.||Guido Tintori
|Public confidence in migration||27-Jun||14:00||S-202|
|National Security & Detention in US and Canada: Discourse, Policy and Practice.||Sharyne Williams
|The migration-security nexus||27-Jun||16:00||S-202|
|Negotiating Identities in Canada: Being Francophone in a transnational and bilingual context.||Luisa Veronis
|Network Effect: Learn how local networks support immigrant employment outcomes in Germany, Canada and the US||Dana Wunderlich
|The economic impact of immigration||26-Jun||14:00||S-102|
|Oral health care of refugees and asylum seekers in Canada: challenges and opportunities||Mark Keboa
Mary Ellen Macdonald Manaiv Saini
|Ottawa’s collaborative governance model for community-wide support of the settlement & integration of immigrants in Ottawa||Clara Freire
|Best practices – inclusion, economic growth and global cooperation||26-Jun||14:00||S-205|
|Overcoming barriers to immigrant entrepreneurship: practical & regulatory solutions||Wendy Cukier
|The economic impact of immigration||25-Jun||16:00||W-Spruce|
|Pathways to employment - the latest policy approaches for migrant professionals in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Norway||Lesleyanne Hawthorne
|Best practices – inclusion, economic growth and global cooperation||26-Jun||14:00||S-206|
|Permanent resident status for highly skilled foreign workers in Canada||Chen Wang
|The economic impact of immigration||25-Jun||14:00||S-105|
|Political incorporation of immigrants: interdisciplinary perspectives||Allison Harell
|Multiculturalism and other integration approaches||26-Jun||14:00||S-107|
|Pratique inclusives et action municipale au Quebec (Inclusive practices and municipal action in Quebec)||Bob W. White
|Cities and migration||27-Jun||14:00||S-108|
|Psychological well-being and socio-academic experience of refugee and immigrant students: the challenges to be addressed by school workers||Garine Papazian-Zohrabian
Dania El Chaar
|Public Confidence in Migration --- Who's to Blame and What to Do?||Hayoung Cho
Jenny Gulamani Abdulla
|Public confidence in migration||27-Jun||14:00||W-Birch|
|Putting family first: implications for migration and integration policy and practice||Harald Bauder
|Children and families||26-Jun||14:00||S-204|
|Raising Our Game: Communicating to Counter Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric||Louisa Taylor
|Public confidence in migration||25-Jun||14:00||S-201|
|Recent trends in foreign qualification recognition and immigrant labour force inclusion||Justin Cooke
|Multiculturalism and other integration approaches||27-Jun||16:00||S-106|
|Red Cross and Red Crescent response to Rohingya crisis in Bangladesh||Melinda Wells
|Refugee & Immigrant Rights: From Humanitarian Action to Mobility to Workplace.||Özgün Topak
|Refugees as economic migrants and the development of complementary pathways for refugees||Jean-Nicholas Beuze
|Quest for global governance: Compacts and sustainable development goals||26-Jun||16:00||S-102|
|Remittances & Development: Evidence in a Contested Nexus||Fida Hussain
Dawit Haileyesus Deneget
|The economic impact of immigration||27-Jun||16:00||W-Birch|
|Return Migration in Question: (In)voluntary Processes & Policy Implications||Lyubov Zhyznomirska
|The migration-security nexus||27-Jun||14:00||S-211|
|Settlement language training in Canada and Australia||Yves Saint-Germain
|Best practices – inclusion, economic growth and global cooperation||26-Jun||16:00||S-207|
|Settlement outcomes of newly-arrived Syrian and Iraqi refugee families in Australia, Canada and New Zealand||Jock Collins
|Best practices – inclusion, economic growth and global cooperation||26-Jun||16:00||S-210|
|Social Determinants & Systemic Contexts for Immigrant and Refugee Healthcare in Canada||Neeru Gupta
|Migration health||27-Jun||16:00||W-New Brunswick|
|Social Inclusion & Participation: Community Action and Self-Agency||Catherine L. Costigan
Amada Francisca Aldama
Jonathan S. Lofft
|Social inclusion and refugee integration: lessons learned||Usha George
|Social inclusion||25-Jun||14:00||W-New Brunswick|
|State & Non-state Actors in Attracting & Retaining Newcomers Outside the Big Cities and in Non-Traditional Immigrant Regions||Narumi Taniguchi
|The economic impact of immigration||25-Jun||16:00||Westin-New Brunswick|
|Student migration and their labor market integration in Canada and selected EU Member States part II||Maria-Alexandra Bassermann
|Multiculturalism and other integration approaches||26-Jun||14:00||S-106|
|Surviving and thriving after genocide: lessons learned from the Yazidi resettlement||Fariborz Birjandian
|Syrian Refugee Settlement: What to Repeat and What Not to||Mehrunnisa Ahmad Ali
Angelique van Dam
|Best practices – inclusion, economic growth and global cooperation||26-Jun||14:00||S-Canada Hall 1|
|Tale of two cities: a transpacific partnership challenging current refugee and migrant narratives||Peter Zographakis
|Cities and migration||26-Jun||14:00||S-105|
|Technological solutions to immigration problems: Balancing the Opportunities and the Risks||Tanzil Rahman
|The effects of technology on migration and integration||25-Jun||14:00||S-108|
|The attraction and retention of migrant talent: trends, experiences and approaches part I||Martin Geiger
|The economic impact of immigration||27-Jun||14:00||S-105|
|The attraction and retention of migrant talent: trends, experiences and approaches part II||Miao Lu
|The economic impact of immigration||27-Jun||16:00||S-105|
|The business of settlement||Astrid Perry
|Non-state actors and the migration industry||25-Jun||14:00||S-106|
|The challenges of working with migrants in an international context.||Sonia Ben Soltane
|Non-state actors and the migration industry||25-Jun||14:00||W-Oak|
|The economic and innovation outcomes of STEM immigrants||Garnett Picot
|The economic impact of immigration||25-Jun||16:00||S-101|
|The FIN Program and other initiatives to break the barriers to immigrant workforce integration.||Claire Forman
Ayotunde Ayodele Kayode
|Multiculturalism and other integration approaches||27-Jun||14:00||W-Nova Scotia|
|The Forcibly Displaced in War, Conflict, Poverty. Case Studies for the International Community Reflection||Ghaida Hamdan
|Best practices – inclusion, economic growth and global cooperation||25-Jun||16:00||S-107|
|The impact of global compact on local communities and refugees||Başak Kale
|Quest for global governance: Compacts and sustainable development goals||27-Jun||14:00||S-102|
|The inclusive city: envisioning municipal infrastructure options for immigrant integration||Westy Egmont
|Cities and migration||26-Jun||14:00||S-104|
|The local dimensions of GCM implementation||Maxime Pedneaud-Jobin
|Quest for global governance: Compacts and sustainable development goals||27-Jun||16:00||S-101|
|The next generation: economic and social outcomes of the children of immigrants in Canada and Israel||Ashley Manuel
|The economic impact of immigration||25-Jun||16:00||S-213|
|The Problem of Credentials for Skilled Immigrants in Canada. What Can Be Done?||Karun Karki
Nafiz Zaman Shuva
|The economic impact of immigration||25-Jun||16:00||LG-Cangiante|
|The promise of migration and the promise of violence: the Somali youth experience||Natasha Saunders
|The question of refugee integration in transit and destination countries||Jan Rath
Sedef Turper Alışık
|Multiculturalism and other integration approaches||26-Jun||16:00||S-208|
|The UNHCR’s cities of solidarity: the experience in the Americas||Renata Dubini||Cities and migration||27-Jun||14:00||S-107|
|Thinking outside the box: innovative pathways to refugee employment||Ian Hartlen
Hugo Ortíz Dubón
|Cities and migration||26-Jun||16:00||LG-Cangiante|
|Training is not enough. Policy, evaluation, and lived experiences, and what works to settle LGBTQ+ newcomers||Kelly Ernst
|Gender, LGBTQ, and intersectionality||26-Jun||16:00||S-202|
|Transcultural aspect of genocide, trauma and treatment of Yazidi||Valerian Marochko
|Transnationalism twenty years on part I||Howard Duncan
|The effects of technology on migration and integration||27-Jun||14:00||S-203|
|Transnationalism twenty years on part II||Howard Duncan
|The effects of technology on migration and integration||27-Jun||16:00||S-203|
|Trauma, Resilience & Mental Health in Immigrant & Refugee Populations in Canada||Jude Mary Cénat
|Two workshops on Canada’s Operation Syrian Refugees (OSR): In Canada and Overseas part I||Naomi Alboim
|Best practices – inclusion, economic growth and global cooperation||27-Jun||14:00||S-214|
|Two workshops on Canada’s Operation Syrian Refugees (OSR): Overseas operations and In-Canada welcome. part II||Deborah Tunis
|Best practices – inclusion, economic growth and global cooperation||27-Jun||16:00||S-214|
|Urban citizenship and intercultural integration: mobility and rights in the era of super-diversity||Bob W. White
|Cities and migration||26-Jun||16:00||S-104|
|Using technology to empower credential recognition||Beth Clarke
|The effects of technology on migration and integration||27-Jun||14:00||S-106|
|Welcoming the stranger: The 2018 multi-sectoral approach to Canadian Blended Visa Officer Referral (BVOR) community refugee resettlement in Canada||Emilie Coyle
|Best practices – inclusion, economic growth and global cooperation||25-Jun||14:00||W-Alberta|
|What Comes with Multiculturalism. Critical Accounts on Culture & Social Cohesion||Michelle Kim
Ahmad bin Hassim
Ummi Mohamad Zan
|Multiculturalism and other integration approaches||27-Jun||14:00||S-212|
|What Counts or What Should Count? Integration Trajectories for Immigrant & Refugee Women across the World||Rupaleem Bhuyan
|Gender, LGBTQ, and intersectionality||27-Jun||14:00||S-214|
|Wrap around family settlement||Lisa Loong
Zeena Al Hamdan
|Children and families||26-Jun||14:00||W-New Brunswick|
|Youth Identity and Intersectionality --- A Critical Issue in Integration||Ann H. Kim
Pavna K. Sodhi
Examines different policies and strategies to attrack skilled labour. The analysis includes state-level policies, national strategies and target-group specific plans.
Explores the potential of digital tools to help migrants in the integration process, specifically employment.
Discuss ongoing research and strategy development in the case of immigrant attraction and retention in smaller communities.
This workshop puts under the lens of analysis the immigrant services and agencies in Canada, critically examining to what extent they respond to 'real' needs, the challenges in place, and efficient solutions for ways forward.
Examine how migration can cost and benefit countries of origin, and what developmental aid programs and policies have been initiated to address these impacts.
Explores the healthcare challenges of immigrants in Canada (healthy aging, accessibility), and assesses the degree of transnational healthcare utilization as a potential solution to such health needs and barriers in place.
Arts and heritage are a medium for expressing identity and history, and for facilitating a sense of inclusion, well-being, and representation in the natioanal stories. This workshop explores arts-based integration practices and the role museums can play as memory venues in national migration narratives.
This workshop explores practices to assess immigrants' and refugees' health, often in comparison with their non-immigrant counterparts, and discusses outcomes and ways in which their health can be mapped out by taking into account their needs.
This session discusses how different migration and conflict contexts, such as those in Ukraine, Thailand, and China, inform women's decision-making over giving birth. The goal is to map out motivations that can support policy and integration measures at different governance levels.
Highlights information gleaned from surveys in Canada, the United States, Mexico and Israel on public opinion of refugees. Examines the best uses of information from these surveys and will reflect on the different perspectives on refugees in the different studied countries.
This session explores the importance of pre-arrival services and programs that liaise with employers have in leading to positive labour market outcomes for newcomers. Specific examples from Canada and Australia are discussed.
Evaluates the best policies and settlement programming to support and promote immigrant entrepreneurship.
This workshop demonstrates the value of long-term partnerships in creating successful integration and retention programs for newcomers. Two models will be discussed:
Looks at multidimensional perspectives of how emerging programs and services are being designed and implemented to welcome and help newcomers integrate in smaller communities. It discusses the case study of New Brunswick, where universities partnered with the Saint John Newcomers Centre to connect students with newcomers for exchange of local experiences and perspectives.
Although diasporas and transnationalism are topics high on the international development agenda, they remain underexplored. There is a need to understand diasporas' stories and cases in order to proceed with policy and programs that can leverage their multiplpe identities, (re-)integration patterns, and mobility. This workshop contributes to a better understanding of such dynamics.
Speakers on this panel will discuss both barriers to and opportunities for success of immigrant women, coming from the diverse standpoints of different sectors and countries. The panel will focus on practical solutions for governments, educational institutions, service providers, and employers.
This roundtable discussion involves the participation of NGOs and academics, who examine the current best practices for child and family support for newcomer families in Western Canada, with an eye to the successes and remaining challenges of the existing model.
Hear about the issues that are driving cities to make more concerted efforts to attract and retain immigrant professionals. What is working, how partnerships between the cities have helped accelerate impact and growth, the importance of employer engagement, and, what are the lessons learned in creating economic success for immigrants and for cities."
Citizenship is held as a sign of political and civic integration in immigrant-receiving countries. What do migrants' and refugees' experiences in Canada and Australia say about citizenship as a marker of inclusion?
This workshop reunites practical examples of best practices to support both cities and immigrants in the integration process (effcient strategies, stakeholder roundtable etc.).
In this panel discussion, findings will be presented followed by a discussion on the implications for language instruction for newcomers in Canada and globally between Yves Saint-Germain, Government of Canada, Marianne Kayed, Ottawa Catholic School Board, and Serge Boulé
Using interactive, conversational, and collaborative strategies, it aims to create a safe space for multi-stakeholder dialogue that explores the role of partnerships for optimising settlement sector goals in Canada, and better understand if collaboration works as an effective model for positive leadership outcomes in the sector.
While Canadians have generally been supportive of their government's immigration policies, there are underlying concerns about their impact on public security, economy and social peace. Discussions evaluate: 1) ways to achieving full social and economic inclusion of immigrants and refugees in Canada; 2) communication techniques and rhetoric used to promote fear and intolerant ideologies; 3) immigration and role of media in the age of populism.
This workshop is double-fold: i. it discusses the relationship between migration governance and various Goals; ii. It examines how migration can be supported through engagement with, and implementation of, the SDGs, including actionable ways forward."
Increased migration is changing the fabric of today’s workforce, creating challenges and opportunities for organizations to attract, engage and manage international talent. An inclusive workplace is one that respects, values, and flourishes through diversity and is critical for both employees’ development and organizations’ long-term success. The proposed workshop explores the notion of workplace inclusion with representatives from academia, NGO, government, and business. The panelists are all actively involved in researching, promoting and implementing initiatives that promote workplace diversity and inclusion. The panel will share lessons learned and propose best practices about what creates and fosters an inclusive workplace.
Provides multiple perspectives on promising programming and practices leading to the social and academic integration of refugee children, youth and their families in Canada, The Netherlands and Norway.
Leading migration experts discuss some of the most pressing governance issues in migration: regular migration pathways and the links to irregular migration; the evolution of global migration governance and challenges to implementing the Global Compact; and responding to the increasingly prevalent situations globally of migrants in crises contexts.
Settlement practitioners, local government and social science scholars discuss distinguishing features of different migration and settlement programs and practices and the impact they have on successful settlement and social inclusion, in three different coutnries. Audiences are engaged to identify approaches that might be useful in their own country’s context.
Finland has a growing need to develop labour market integration processes targeted at the highly educated migrants. The changes in 2015 refugee movement initiated the development of cross- administrative cooperation and new integration models. Workshop is presenting policies, tools, experiences and results developed in Finnish context.
This workwhop offers the opportunity to cast a comparative perspective on strategies for refugee economic integration, discussing relevant policy and best practice in this field.
The workshop explores three models (from Germany, Sweden and Canada) of developing cultural competence in workplace and community. Aligned with new realities and demands of a rapidly diverse world, the models offer a vison to dissolve cultural and ethnic binaries and duality oppositions global - local, national - international, us - them. The presenters explore challenges in implementation of cultural competence practices and the positive impact for business companies and the broader society for fostering inclusion and for and changing the governance policies and strategies in immigrant integration.
Explores the importance of data in migrant health issues and policy development. It will highlight current data linkages and identify where gaps exist. Using various databases and information from multiple countries, this session will explore best practices and lessons learned from a variety of speakers across sectors and backgrounds and will discuss the role of data in informing guidelines.
This workshop presents innovative ways in which different big data can support migration and integration policy and practice, and the challenges that come with engaging with migration and integration data.
Examining temporary foreign workers in Canada, work migrants and refugees in Norway, and the reception of the migrant caravans in Mexico and in the US, the workshop explores how groups of migrants are projected as for example ‘grateful’, ‘acceptable’, ‘dangerous’, ‘genuine’, ‘ideal’, or ‘unwanted’. We discuss some of the implications that this might have for the migrants’ situations, including how they select pathways for themselves and how it shapes feelings of belonging.
Technology can both enhance and detract from the lives of immigrants and refugees in their migration journeys, from the country of origin to the destination. This workshop explores such challenges and opportunities, as they relate to influencing migration policy, education practices, labour market success, and health management.
Increasing diversity in schools requires attention to how both students and professionals experience the education institution. This workshop explores initiatives and programs that brought different stakeholders together in support of the needs of student youth, their families, and their teachers and school administrators.
Examines immigration and refugee settlement issues in regions outside of the big metropoles, looking at lessons learned from Canada, Italy, and Australia. Particular focus will be on innovative aspects of programs that are designed to help distribute the benefits of immigration beyond major cities, support regional economic development, and help meet regional labour market needs.
Presenting the views of refugee mothers in Canada or Germany, this workshop highlights the strain on parental agency that emerges during the migration and is further exasperated during the settlement process. Particular focus is on the impact of the International Home Instruction of Parents of Preschool Youngsters program, aiming to remediating parental child bonds critical to the healthy development of children.
S-S migration is an integral part of international migration, albeit with different dynamics, concerns, and goals than mobility and migration in the 'Global North'. This workshop maps out some of such dynamics, with selected case studies that cast light on migrant motivations, routes, policy, and integration state of affairs in Africa, S Asia, Middle East, and Latin America.
This workshop critically analyzes education systems in Canada and elsewhere in the world, as they relate to immigrant and refugee youth integration. Their experiences are discussed, offering insight into the gaps of education services and the impact on their well-being both in schools and outside of the education institutions.
This workshop explores how a unique model positions participants to gain financial stability, achieve job retention and access opportunities for long-term career growth while speeding their overall integration.
This first presentation will centre on challenges to immigrants with low- and mid- level literacy, and the approaches used to support their education and economic integration.
This second workshop will give different perspectives on a system of employment retention of low-skill/low-literacy refugees in high demand industries with on-the-job language and culture training.
(Im)migration and displacement are profoundly transformative processes, requiring immigrants and refugees to rethink their identities in new social, political, economic and cultural contexts. This workshop explores how immigrants and refugees navigate such processes.
This panel explores four educational initiatives geared towards enhancing inclusivity, combatting racism, and meeting the settlement and integration goals of newcomers. These initiatives span a variety of sectors in Canada, China, and Australia, including community projects, academia, and the settlement sector. These educational interventions aim to combat racism, change attitudes and behaviours surrounding cultural diversity, socio-economic status and belonging. The panel will conclude with outcomes of the projects, including considerations for implementation in relevant policy and practice.
Discuss health status and conditions of migrants, with a focus on continuity of care and contributing to the healthy immigrant effect. Also how we can support immigrants with health conditions to contribute positively to society.
This workshop takes stock of the state of the Venezuelan crisis, discussing the ensuing migration dynamics and international humanitarian efforts. Special emphasis will be placed on the ongoing challenges faced by host countries in South America, including crisis mitigation strategies and frameworks used in neighbouring states such as Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. "
Migrants arrive with skills and represent an immense opportunity for receiving countries despite facing an array of barriers when trying to access the labour market. Recognition of academic credentials and professional skills acquired abroad is the single most important step that needs to be taken to overcoming these challenges. Drawing from the experiences of the workshop panelists, the session will highlight current and emerging approaches to assessing and recognizing credentials and competencies of skilled immigrants.
This workshop explores how coordination among different levels of government — the ins and outs — works in the process of settlemnt and integration.
This panel will bring together researchers and practice communities to discuss challenges and resiliency in the journeys of racialized immigrant women in Quebec. Presentations on various urban contexts will highlight the experiences of these immigrant women in large and medium-sized cities. They will also identify recent trends and summarize numerous political situations.
This workshop addresses the issue of key health inequalities, indicators, and experiences among immigrants and refugees, and how services can account for the intersection of different identity markers and contexts.
This session explores intersections of changing contexts for newcomers in relation to gender roles, rights, responsibilities and cross-cultural and labour market integration.
Examine the policies, practices, and prospects of private (sometimes called 'community') sponsorship as a fairly unique form of refugee resettlement. Canada was the first to adopt a citizen-driven model of private sponsorship 40 years ago.
Community-driven refugee sponsorship is gaining momentum worldwide. More and more countries – the UK, Argentina, New Zealand, Ireland, Germany, Spain – are following Canada’s example and setting up their own community sponsorship programs (CSPs). Based on a unique alliance between government and civil society stakeholders, CSPs seek to boost international resettlement capacity, while helping to revitalize communities and change the discourse on refugees. This workshop is designed for people who wish to learn more about this dynamic cross-sectoral approach to welcoming refugees."
Examines the issues of migrants from the health sector who aim to look for jobs in this sector in the host countries and defines contemporary approaches to foreign credential recognition, followed by an analysis of factors influencing outcomes in Canada, Australia and Germany.
While Montreal has committed to becoming an AIDS-free city, it is the capacity of current regulations and available resources to meet all the needs of people that is being questioned: What access to the health system for migrants with precarious status? More broadly, what are the paths to culturally safe care, what are the intercultural or political adjustments to be made so that the end of the HIV epidemic in 2030 can be achieved across borders?
This workshop analyses immigrant and refugee housing in Toronto and Montreal, critically mapping out concerns, needs, systemic contexts, and ways forward to address needs and homelessness.
Examine the economic impact of migraton on host nations, including the benefits, costs and risks.
Examines two tools for measuring migrant integration: the diversity monitor and the Canadian Index for Measuring Integration. It will highlight key points on how to overcome methodological challenges of measuring diversity, and propose next steps for policymakers and academics.
Super-diversity' can be a useful concept when tackling the ever-increasing diversity of populations in national and local contexts, from gender and other identity markers to migrant status, visas, occupational profile etc. This workshop offers insights into case studies where such super-diversity is engaged with at different scales.
Argues that in proselytising for policy-controlled integration, policy makers effectively create a life inhibiting Line of Control which stymies integration across all social, civic and economic dimensions. The notion of "Integration Premium" is used as a measure of refugee income disparity, highlighting how £7.5billion of income can be secured per 25,000 refugees if policy is focused on impact not outcomes.
How can immigrant and refugee-serving organizations lead the change? Can we work with existing and emerging actors to create a more responsive, collaborative, and impactful space for the people we serve? Can we build a knowledge transfer culture across the sector to better share and learn from each other, and collaborate? In this session you'll hear from organizations leading this type of collaboration in the Settlement sector.
By building on a comparative study that resulted in the publication of a report and eight accompanying case studies, this presentation explores the challenges and opportunities related to the political participation of refugees in their host and origin countries. It examines cases of Afghanistan, DRC, Somalia, South Sudan and Syria as origin countries, and Germany, Kenya, Lebanon, South Africa, Sweden, Turkey, Uganda and the United Kingdom as host countries.
This workshop will bring together various researchers from a range of disciplines to explore the relationship between the nature of media coverage of ideological extremism and its influence on radicalized individuals as well as the public in Quebec. Each presentation will highlight specific issues related to immigration and racism
The IGC is an informal, non-decision making forum for intergovernmental information exchange and policy debate on issues of relevance to the management of international migratory flows. The IGC brings together 17 Participating States, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the International Organization for Migration and the European Union.
Compares how migrant organizations and networks can contribute to local development and long-term integration in Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden and Canada.
Explores how Syrian refugees use technology to communicate with each other and with aid actors, and how communication technology can facilitate social change where traditional media has been compromised, by individuals engaging with the production of online news.
Examines Indian and Chinese immigrants to Singapore, Vancouver, and LA, drawing from data from a large immigration research project. The presentations examine immigration policy and actions, use of ICTs, reactions in host countries and civil-society organizations.
(in French) Evaluates how migration could stimulate the economy of francophone countries and promote ties with francophone host countries. Panelists will discuss the cause of migration to and from francophone countries and the challenges and opportunities associated with host countries.
Discusses how multi-sectoral partnerships can work to make the GCM easier to apply at a national level. Examines how to create links between different groups to support the implementation process.
Discuss potential factors affecting immigrant skill utilization with a focus on immigrant selection and labour supply and demand, followed by an in-depth case study of policy remedies
Discusses how Canada can maintain public support for immigration while increasing its newcomer intake sustainably while weighing the risks that populism may bring to liberal institutions (e.g. affecting long-existing social fabric such as sense of belonging, trust in public institutions, and diversity and inclusion). Considerations of employment, entrepreneurship, education, urban development, and early childhood supports will be part of the discussion, along with an analysis of the economic impact of immigration and public attitudes on immigration in Australia, with policy lessons for Canada.
Discusses programs, strategies, and opportunities to connect newcomers and Indigenous peoples within the community and in schools.
Explore policies, best practices, and strategies that have the potential to empower prospective newcomers to successfully launch their businesses and make meaningful contributions to the economy.
Think in new ways about the future and to challenge assumptions about how resilient and inclusive cities could look like tomorrow. Learn about trends that we need to watch for and how to use these trends to develop foresight infused strategies that support cities to anticipate and prepare for change and disruption, instead of just reacting to yesterday’s problems.
Showcase new data sets developed by Employment Social Development Canada and Statistics Canada to enable high-quality, evidence-based evaluation and research by facilitating the use of intersectionality factors and by enhancing the measurement of socio-economic contributions and social inclusion. The presentation underlines the importance of leveraging administrative data for evaluations and policy development.
Participants in this workshop discuss the triggers and patterns of mobility among (im)migrants in Europe, Canada, Australia, and Russia, including aspects related to technology, development, and labour. Policy considerations and legislative considerations at the national and regional level complement the comparative dialogue.
For most origin and destination countries in the S, S-S migration is by far the most important form of migration. This double workshop offers critical insights into this state of affairs, exploring concepts, corridors and connections (Part 1) and crises, controls and contradictions.
For most origin and destination countries in the S, S-S migration is by far the most important form of migration. This double workshop offers critical insights into this state of affairs, exploring concepts, corridors and connections (Part 2). Issues and case studies discussed relate to definitions and dynamics, gendered mobility and governance models, remittances and development, irregularity, politics, humanitarian action, protection, food security.
This workshop introduces the use of human-centered design to understand clients’ experiences and pain points, showcasing a project from the settlement sector that used these methods. It also explores behavioural insights/experimentation applications that built onto the project’s findings, including a small hands-on exercise on that.
Evaluate key characteristics, capacities and benchmarks of vulnerable migrant populations' settlement and integration in Canada. It will also outline the roles of different actors (various levels of government, employers, community actors) in welcoming and supporting newcomers.
This panel discusses the integration of refugees into the Canadian workforce, with a focus on the direct involvement of employers and corporate engagement.
Drawing on presentations from academics, community and policy representatives, settlement strategies will be explored by examining specific challenges (social, economic, cultural) facing different groups of newcomers in varied urban contexts within their first ten years in Canada and beyond.
This workshop highlights promising practices in linguistic integration of newcomers in similar immigrant-receiving countries such as Canada and Australia [e.g. Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) and Australia’s Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP)]. Successful language training services to improve workplace readiness are showcased, as well as youth classes and innovative projects to improve language skills for employment and further education purposes.
Often relegated as 'talent' in international migration, international students represent a population segment over which there is increasing competition, in view of both their contribution to education institutions and national economies, and their potential to become highly-skilled permanent immigrants in destination countries. This workshop discusses their mobility and implications at national and international scales.
Multiculturalism has taken a back seat among many countries that had once championed it. What are some of the challenges it poses as an integration approach in countries with diverse populations like Canada, Australia, and Malaysia?
This session takes up the issue of established agriciultural and domestic foreign workers programs in Canada and two pilot projects to recruit foreign workers in China. It discusses the connections between the migration industry in this field, the rights and outcomes for the workerks themselves, alternative practices that may reduce the dependence on this workforce segment, and the impact on the local and national management of labour market needs.
The Integration through Qualification (IQ) Network, Germany, and International Metropolis, as part of the German-Canadian partnership for the 2019 International Metropolis Conference, are organizing this event. It is a 2h symposium facilitating exchange of policy expertise on attracting and retaining skilled immigrants in Canada and Germany, given the former's experience with the points system and Express Entry and the latter's upcoming skilled labour immigration law.
Language is critical in labour market integration. This workshop engages with different approaches to and practices for linguistic skills formation for the labour market.
Ville de Gatineau has initiated a process with local stakeholders involved in the reception and integration of newcomers to organize a Sommet du Vivre-Ensemble in 2018. Based on best practices and feedback from stakeholders, an action plan was drafted. Participants will be able to explain their role in welcoming and integrating newcomers as well as in a community where it is good to live together, report on their contribution to the process initiated by the city, and identify the successes and challenges of their daily lives.
Examine Canada’s resettlement of Syrian Refugees from 2015-2016, including its successes and challenges, as well as the experience of the refugees themselves and other relevant actors.
Beginning in early 2019, through novel partnerships between the provate sector, public sector and civil society, refugees are migrating through existing labour mobility pathways. This workshop is an opportunity to discuss how this worked in Canada and Australia, and how labour mobility for refugees can be expanded and applied internationally. The presenters will share lessons learned and practical guidance on implementation.
This workshop discusses the findings of research on labour market integration in Canada of racialized immigrants and refugees, as well as the state of economic insecurity among newcomers, to identify systemic patterns of discrimination and policy implications.
Highlight various challenges with producing longitudinal data to study immigration and will cover various methods being employed to address those challenges. Different data sources produced by national statistical offices will be described and examples of resulting analysis and research will be provided.
Explore ways in which communities can become immigration leaders and the importance of immigration in community and economic development. We will share successful initiatives and models of collaboration with significant impacts in communities and at the regional level. The future of community involvement is also examined.
Explores the support structures for qualified and labour migrants from an international perspective. Models adopted in Germany, Netherlands, Canada and Norway are analyzed in order to understand context-specific reasons in each nation for attracting, intergrating, employing and retaining skilled migrants.
States have lately proven to be unwilling, or rather selective, actors in facilitating the mobility, integration, and protection of immigrants and refugees. This workshop maps out case studies where multiple stakeholders, including employers and corporate/private sectors, partnered to address critical issues in the management of migration and integration.
Panelists will consider how best migrant vulnerability can be measured. They will discuss the dimensions that might comprise a measurement framework that aims at capturing migrant vulnerability.
This session is double-fold: i. it explores the role of immigration bureaucracies in shaping policymaking and its implementation, including how interactions with non-state actors have affected that role; ii. it argues for the need for strong communication and transparency between systems and community-based organizations to improve and enhance settlement and integration, and to advocate for policy change.
Discuss the medical needs and mental health concerns in refugee populations and the ensuing policy implications based on recent experiences of welcoming refugees. This session aims to bring light to the need for evidence based research and recommendations to support the arrival and integration of refugees and vulnerable populations in host countries.
Explore how, in a climate that is often less welcoming than in the past, cities are innovating and providing examples for others.
Migrant smuggling and trafficking in persons are often conflated in discourse, in particular in the context of irregular migration and increased attention to counter-terrorism. This workshop explores tensions, challenges, and data related to smuggling and trafficking in Asia, Africa, and N America, and supports understanding of how they work, and in particular their economic and social dimensions. The aim is to identify more effective policy and practice.
One of the key and unique initiatives that Canada has undertaken to improve worker protection is the establishment of a Migrant Worker Support Network (Network) pilot in British Columbia (BC). Announced in the Federal Budget 2018, Network members include temporary foreign workers (TFWs), migrant workers support organizations, government officials of sending countries, Government of BC representatives, independent experts, unions, industry representatives, employers, and federal government representatives. Network members collaborate on key issues to better support, protect, and empower TFWs. The Network also supports employers to understand and meet Program conditions and requirements. The Federal Government is also providing funding to non-profit organizations to these ends.
This session brings together case studies of prominent immigration to North America, such as from Iran and Haiti, and analyses different facilitators or detractors in the mobility and integration process of these and other immigrant populations, including immigration consultants and economic booms and bust times.
This workshop explores how states in Europe and N America have responded to migration situations that have often been qualified as 'crises', including policies, legislation, and integration approaches.
This workshop explores how states in Europe and N America have responded to migration situations that have often been qualified as 'crises', including policies, legislation, and integration approaches.
Policymakers need timely and reliable data to understand issues surrounding migration. Big data, non-traditional sources of data, and innovative use of existing data is an opportunity to strengthen capacities and knowledge.
This workshop examines migration dynamics in Sub-Saharan Africa, mapping out routes, motivations, reception practices, and implications for migration management in the region and internationally.
Research findings and insights on how the international dimension of the governance of migration may impact national and local levels. Explore whether and how such structures and processes may ameliorate the life of migrants and refugees and how displacement and movement may impact on local community.
Focus on infectious diseases in migrants and international health screening practices with a view to protect the public health in the host country and encourage continuity of care for migrants with specific health conditions.
This session brings international leaders together to showcase the work being done on migration health and how this topic remains to be a research priority given globalization.
Present international approaches, taken by various levels of government, to mobilize stakeholders at the community-level, with the objective to increase the reception, integration and retention of newcomers.
This workshop draws on the perspectives of policy makers, researchers and practitioners from the EU, UK, Canada and Australia to engage in a multidisciplinary dialogue around key questions:
This session critically examines securitization discourses, policy, and practice in Canada and in the US, which disproportionately affects immigrants and refugees, including detention, the language of resilience and queue-jumping, and border control.,
Focus on francophones and tensions between their original identity (from their home country) and their new identity in the new country, and also on their impacts and relations in diasporas and adopted country
Explores creative local initiatives in Germany, Canada, and the US to attract and retain immigrants in regions with labour shortages. Such initiative have evolved to encompass a network of NGOs, government entities, and other local leaders developing measures to tap into and fully leverage immigrants' skills.
In 2015-16, Canada resettled over 25,000 Syrian refugees in under 100 days. The two workshops focus on the extraordinary work, drive, partnerships and innovations that made this possible.
The first workshop: Expedited outreach, overseas processing and transportation to Canada
Provide a platform for stakeholders to discuss collaborative strategies to enhance oral health care of refugees and refugee claimants in Canada.
This panel session will examine Ottawa’s collaborative governance model for building capacity to attract, settling and integrating immigrants. The focus will be on the institutional framework, structures, relationships, processes and capacities that facilitate leadership, spearhead collaborative planning and action, and promote innovation.
For many new immigrants, entrepreneurship is a source of gainful employment and financial stability. The goal of this workshop is to analyze the challenges in the entrepreneurial world (such as credit histories) and deliberate potential solutions to these obstacles.
Comparative policy approaches and pathways for qualification recognition and labour market integration of skilled migrants in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Norway
Analyzes the current immigration system in Canada and how, despite the equal promise of Permanent Residency, some immigrant groups are more poised to attain PR over other groups. The impact of these policies on different high-skilled migrant groups is examined.
Cross-disciplinary discussion on voting and political integration of immigrants, focusing on what research has to say to policy makers about the successful political incorporation of immigrants.
(in french) As the front-line workers on the reception and integration of immigrants, cities have a better understanding of the needs of this group and the strategies to tackle them. This presentation will highlight models for inclusion that have been adopted in cities across Quebec. "
Focus on challenges to be addressed by the school system and school workers in order to promote the well-being and the integration of this population.
Recent waves of populism, economic insecurity, and stress on public services have emboldened discourses, policy, and practice that weaken public confidence in the benefits of migration and in the capacity of governments to govern it to support well-being for all, whether in well-established immigration countries like Canada and US, or in other parts of the world like SOuth Korea and Ban gladesh. This workshop analyzes such trends in specific contexts, identifying ways in which public sentiment can be addressed positively and the role different stakeholders play in thsi endeavour.
The workshop showcases how multi-level collaboration and ongoing consultations with stakeholders is making AIPP a success. It brings together stakeholders from IRCC, provincial immigration departments, and Settlement Provider Organizations (SPOs) to share with the group how ongoing consultations and collaborations are working to make the AIPP successful.
Explores the settlement and integration of migrants taking a ground-up perspective, with special focus given to the role of the family for integration, including themes such children and youth, gender, work and community.
What works and what doesn’t, when it comes to communicating for pluralist societies? A cross-section of practitioners will discuss key challenges and strategies for communicating for welcome and inclusion, and audience members will be invited to share context and strategies in their own countries. Topics include: the strengths and limitations of rights-based communications, framing progressive messaging, sector constraints, and building capacity for communications.
Highlights FQR-Foreign qualification recognition- and immigrant inclusion in Ontario’s regulated professions, with a focus on recent changes, trends, and challenges facing immigrant labour market integration
This panel discussion pertains to the Rohingya refugee crisis in Bangladesh. The rise in capacity of the Bangladesh Red Cresent Society (BDRDS) and the contributions of Canadian Red Cross (CRC) to the effort are analyzed. Panel discussion
This session focuses on immigrant and refugee rights across a spectrum of domains, from humanitarian action in the Mediteranean to how poverty has an impact on the management of free mobility among EU citizens, to accommodation at the workplace in Canada.
This session discusses recent efforts in support of refugees migrating to Canada through economic immigration pathways, includig ways to open up opportunities for refugees to connect with employers and empower them to navigate the immigration process. Panelists share their experiences in this innovative area, as well as discuss how common conceptions of refugees as dependents in need of assistance are being challenged in favour of recognition of tehir economic contributions.
Critically examines the nexus between remittances and development, offering case studies for discussion that cast light on whether there is any causal link and to what extent policies and discourses in the field of development through remittances are supported by evidence.
This workshop critically discusses case studies and strategies of return migration, the connection to citizenship, and the impact voluntary and forced practices have on policy and on immigrants and refuegees themselves and their intention to re-migrate.
This research pertaints to settlement experiences and outcomes for refugees from Syria and Iraq in Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
This session focuses on the healthcare system in Canada and analyses critical policy and practice aspects of access to and equity of healthcare by and for immigrant and refugee populations, within the context of specific needs.
This workshop discusses the role of social inclusion in immigrants' and refugees' integration and explores best practices and programs that involve community in supporting in this goal.
Examine responses to the Syrian civil war crisis of 2015 and resulting refugee flows by evaluating cases of integration – or lack thereof – in Canada, Germany, and Central Europe. The cultural, scholarly and professional diversity of the discussants offers a wide range of analyses of the local population’s ability to respond to large inflows of refugees and measures for improvement in policy and practice.
Explores policy and practice that aim at attracting and retaining immigrants and refugees in small and medium-sized cities located in areas that are not traditionally known as arrival destinations.
Discussion and review of the effectiveness of targeted programs for the labour market integration of newcomer women, including visible minority and refugee women, through the perspectives of Canada, Turkey and Germany.
Investigates and compares the policy frameworks for international students in both Canada and Europe, concerning immigration regulations as well as the labour market integration of the students after they have completed their studies.
This workshop explores lessons learned from the Yazidi resettlement, with a focus on both the trauma and violence informed care (TVIC) in this process and the subsequent aspects of secondary traumatization of service providers. Recommendations will be made for the implementation of TVIC as a best practice within the context of resettlement and integration.
This workshop discusses aspects related to policy and practice in the settlement of Syrian refugees, focusing on lessons learnt and challenges ahead.
Discusses the transnational IGNITE Program, which is a joint venture between Australia’s Settlement Services International (SSI) and the Immigrant Services Society of British Columbia (ISSofBC). IGNITE shows the benefits of migration through programs that invest in entrepenurship and startups.
Technologies like automation and artificial intelligence (AI) hold much promise as a means of addressing key immigration challenges, such as improving immigrant selection, speeding application processing, and enhancing client service. However, along with benefits, these technologies bring new issues and risks: technical, legal and ethical. This workshop will provide an overview of how countries around the globe are using technology in their immigrant management and selection systems, explore the ways in which technology can jeopardize the privacy and human rights of immigrants and refugees, and outline Canada’s approach to leveraging automation and AI responsibly in processing visitor applications.
2 moderated discussion panels — look at current trends and best practises. Panelists include professors, CEOs and presidents of businesses.
2 moderated discussion panels — look at current trends and best practises. Panelists include professors, CEOs and presidents of businesses.
Leaders from different countries will share their personal experiences in the evolution of their countries’ settlement sectors, and they will share challenges and success in a business where they must meet a number of stakeholders' expectations – those who buy services (government), customers (immigrants and refugees) and stakeholders (community at large)
(in french) This presentation aims to show that assistance for migrants not only happens once they reach the host country, but also before, in international contexts, or when migrants are in limbo. The goal of the panel is to present different international contexts of aid intervention for migrants, and to highlight the different actors who offer this help.
Examine the economic contribution of STEM immigrants by comparing their relative economic outcomes and innovation activities in both Canada and the USA, relative to the native born population. It will discuss the observed differences against the backdrop of the different immigration policies.
Presents the Federal Internship for Newcomers (FIN) Program and a multicultural peer mentoring program as models that promote diversity and inclusion in the work force and sets the tone for the economic integration of immigrants (71% from visible minority groups) by offering work experience within the public sector, supported by mentoring and training. The experience that newcomers gain, combined with the supports they receive, allows them to journey more confidently toward their long-term career goals, facilitates workplace integration, and can increase chances of job retention and professional growth.
This workshop considers case studies that serve as lessons learnt for policy-makers and practitioners concerned with protecting the forcibly displaced in contexts of conflict and war in different parts of the world. It also deals with how poverty and discrimination can lead to forced displacement and require refugee protection.
Examine the role of local governments on service provision, refugee protection, and migrant integration.
Four presentations that analyze the growth of municipal offices in Canada and the United States, and their impact on on migrant intergration. Particular focus will be paid given to what lessons can be learnt, and what challenges remain to be addressed.
The panel will be hosted by Canada, and will provide a forum to discuss the benefits of a “whole-of-society” approach to implementation, with a particular focus on the engagement of local authorities and civil society organizations. This discussion is intended to help bridge divides between global policy discussions and local realities and between civil society, local authorities and national governments.
This presentation addresses the problems with measuring the success of migration through second-generation immigrants.
This session problematizes the issue of foreign education and work credentials in the Canadian immigration system, discussing aspects related to devaluation through transfer and impact on the labour market integration and on the Canadian economy.
Good health among immigrants and their lower reliance on the healthcare system in Canada is well-documented, however it is not experienced universally, with Somali youth disproportionately affected by violence. This session will present data on violent injuries in immigrant youth with a focus on documenting the scope of violence in Somali immigrants in Ontario, Canada.
The collection of papers in the proposed panel focus on future settlement trajectories of refugee populations, accommodation, mental health and wellness needs of refugees together with host populations’ attitudes towards refugees and integration policies to facilitate a well-rounded discussion on the question of refugee integration in transit and destination countries
Discuss the impact of cities on migrants, with a focus on the UNHCR’s Cities of Solidarity project and the Cities #WithRefugees initiative. The session will examine challenges and successes in city-level integration of refugees, asylum seekers, IDPs, and stateless persons.
Representatives from refugee-receiving communities discuss innovative models developed to ease refugee pathways to employment and support the invaluable work of employment counsellors and settlement workers.
Training to settlement organizations on how to be sensitive to LGBTQ+ populations may be necessary, but it is not sufficient to achieve high degrees of success with LGBTQ+ refugees and immigrants. The workshop examines how high-level international policy must work in concert with settlement organizations, RAP sponsorship groups, and lived lives, by presenting policy research, quantitative data on the impact of various techniques, plus qualitive video research on the impacts on people’s lives.
The international panel explains the interaction of cultural and psycho-social factors, and discusses strategies, such as cognitive behavioural therapy, narrative exposure therapy with Yazidi adolescents and children and trauma-informed care approaches that can support transcultural mental health care for survivors of war, gender-based violence, and collective trauma.
The social and economic dynamics within transnational communities is explored, with the desire to advance theories of transnatioanlism in the context of contemporary migration.
The social and economic dynamics within transnational communities is explored, with the desire to advance theories of transnatioanlism in the context of contemporary migration.
This workshop discusses the state of affairs related to how trauma and mental health of immigrant and refugee populations in Canada inform settlement and integration practices, the gaps in services, but also stories of resilience and success in this field.
The ultimate aim of a growing number of cities is to enable undocumented migrants to life dignified lives but also to contribute to the local communities and prepare, as it may be, to perhaps one day to become citizens, or to lead meaningful and productive lives in their future countries of residence, including countries of origin. However, because each are doing this within the specificities of different national jurisdictions as well as different local economic, demographic and political contexts, the routes and methods being adopted are many and varied.
The recognition of skills, credentials, and qualifications can be critical to the integration process. Migrants are increasingly likely to have post-secondary qualifications, skills, and work experience that are in demand in the host country. However, refugees, asylum seekers, and displaced persons are often at a disadvantage because they have fled suddenly and cannot access documentation to prove their qualifications. This workshop demonstrates how technology is being creatively deployed to eliminate this barrier to integration.
This workshop asks key actors to reflect on a) the success of multi-sectoral partnerships in the response to BVOR 2018; and b) what success for BVOR sponsorship policy and practice could look like in the future, both in Canada and globally.
This workshop discusses how challenges related to cultural accommodation and social cohesion in multicultural societies are engaged with at local and national levels.
This workshop explores settlement outcomes of immigrant and refugee women in Canada and in other parts of the world, with the aim to identify patterns that can support policymakers and practitioners in their task to address specific needs.
A unique approach to addressing settlement needs of vulnerable refugee women and their children. Presenters will discuss how a nontraditional partnership addresses settlement services gaps such as lack of: service for young children, family unit approach, continuation of support, and barriers such as: literacy, and access.
Immigrant and refugee youth are confronted with specific challenges in their integration journeys, which relate to the unique combination of their identities and how systems in place in the destination country can address such challenges. This workshop discusses both such challenges and programs that maximize their benefits for the newcomer youth community.
The second workshop: Arrivals, Welcome Centers, and first weeks in Canada.