Presented at the P2P 2021 conference, this panel session looked at what we know about immigration and settlement in Canada now and what we have learned during the pandemic. Panelists also presented their views on what future policies and programs in Canada could look like to optimize the benefits for newcomers and established Canadians alike.
Panelists explored what immigration and settlement are likely to / should look like post-pandemic, and what we can do to harness immigration for a prosperous Canadian future.
Presentations (with links to presentation slides):
Canada as the Successful Immigrant Nation: Can We Make it Last?
Keith Neuman, Senior Associate, Environics Institute
Housing Newcomers to Canada: A Federal Housing Policy Perspective
Patricia Roset-Zuppa, Vice President, Policy, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)
Navigating a New Path in a Hybrid World: Reflections on Immigration and Settlement Services
Kathy Sherrell, Director, Settlement Services, Immigrant Services Society of BC
Adaptations and Innovations in Settlement Services: What We’ve Learned
David Cashaback, Senior Director, Settlement and Integration Policy, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)