Partners and Sponsors


Researchers in universities and research organizations located in Atlantic Canada who study economics of immigration, aging and diversity; immigrant settlement organizations and other stakeholders.


  • Ather Akbari (Chair), Sobey School of Business, Saint Mary’s University
  • Nabiha Atallah, Immigrant Settlement Association of Nova Scotia
  • Atul Dar, Saint Mary’s University
  • Maryam Dilmaghani, Saint Mary's University
  • Tony Fang, Memorial University of Newfoundland & Labrador
  • Michael Haan, University of New Brunswick – Fredericton campus
  • Martha MacDonald, Saint Mary’s University
  • Craig Mackie, PEI Association of Newcomers to Canada
  • Ted McDonald, University of New Brunswick – Fredericton campus
  • Howard Ramos, Dalhousie University
  • Wimal Rankaduwa, University of Prince Edward Island
  • Leyla Sal, University of Moncton
  • Evie Tastsoglou, Saint Mary’s University
  • Eric Thomas, University of Moncton
  • Casey Warman, Dalhousie University
  • Yoko Yoshida, Dalhousie University


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As of January 2015, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has a new electronic system called Express Entry to manage applications for permanent residence under certain economic immigration programs. Learn more about Canada's Express Entry system.

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