Atlantic Research Group on Economics of Immigration, Aging and Diversity


Transforming the Mainstream: Immigration in Atlantic Canada, Past, Present and Future



A research symposium
November 17- 18, 2016, Halifax

Download Transforming the Mainstream - final report

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Program Co-Chairs: Ather H. Akbari and Evie Tastsoglou

MEMBERS OF ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Ather Akbari (SMU) Nabiha Atallah (ISANS), Craig McKee (PEIANC),Cyprien Okana (Okana-Solutions Marketing, NB), Howard Ramos (Dal), Evie Tastsoglou (SMU), Ken Walsh (ANC-NL)

Transforming the Mainstream Final Agenda

Presentations

Pier 21: TTMS Nov 2016 - Steve Craig Remarks

ACOA: TTMS Nov 2016 - Lynn Adams (ACOA) Presentation

Session I: Economic Impacts of Immigration in Atlantic Canada

TTMS Nov 2016 -Tony Fang Memorial

TTMS Nov 2016 - Jan Sheppard Kutcher ISANS

TTMS Nov 2016 - Safatli Isans

Session II: Social Impacts of Immigration in Atlantic Canada

TTMS Nov 2016 - HRC

YMCA Presentation - Not provided for publication

Session III: Cultural Impacts of Immigration in Atlantic Canada

TTMS Nov 2016 - Sylvia Kasparian

TTMS Nov 2016 - PEI Newcomers DiverCity

Immigrant Settlement Service Delivery in Canada: Rural/Urban Challenges and Public Policy Response

Immigrant Settlement Service Delivery in Canada: Rural/Urban Challenges and Public Policy Response 

On Tuesday, September 15, the Atlantic Research Group on Economics of Immigration, Aging and Diversity hosted a workshop at the Pictou County Wellness Centre in New Glasgow. This free discussion was a partnership with the YMCAs of Nova Scotia, the province of Nova Scotia and the Immigrant Services Association of NS. 

Dr. William Ashton, Director of Rural Development Institute in Brandon, Manitoba presented results from his study on 29 rural and small centres in western Canada with implications for Atlantic Canada.

Speakers from Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS) and the YMCAs of Nova Scotia provided a Nova Scotia perspective. 

On March 24, 2015, the Atlantic Research Group on Economics of Immigration, Aging and Diversity will be hosting a presentation explaining how the new Express Entry system will work.

MARCH 2015
Express Entry: A New Way of Attracting Skilled Immigrants

In January 2015, Citizenship and Immigration Canada launched Express Entry, changing the way that people apply for economic immigration.

For prospective immigrants, Express Entry will result in a more user-friendly experience. Those invited to apply for permanent residence will also benefit from faster processing.

These changes will also help employers by making it easier to find skilled international candidates for positions when they are unable to find qualified Canadians and permanent residents.

In March, 2015, the Atlantic Research Group on Economics of Immigration, Aging and Diversity hosting a presentations explaining how the new system will work.

Economic Implications of Demographic Change in Atlantic Canada

On Thursday, October 23, the first public outreach event for the Atlantic Research Group on Economics of Immigration, Aging and Diversity was held. Dr. David Foot presented on current economic challenges facing Atlantic municipalities and industries, and nearly 100 attendees were invited to join in dialogue to develop possible solutions. Over lunch, attendees received presentations from local region researchers on topics related to immigration

Presentations

David Foot: Economic Implications (PDF)

Michael Haan Official Language Minority Communities and Immigration PDF

Donna Safatli: Why do Immigrants Seek Greener Pastures

Eric Thomas & Leyla Sall: TFWs in NB's Fish & Processing Industry (PDF)


ACOA and the Government of Canada have sponsored the October 23 event

 

A review of the program at the one year mark. Event featured presentations by Sean Morency of CIC and Shelley Bent of NS Office of Immigration.

Report on proceedings in June 2016 newsletter: Vol 3 No 1 Immigration Trends in Atlantic Canada

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