What will it take for Canada to have the world’s best immigration system in 2030?
Century Initiative board member Goldy Hyder moderated a plenary session called “Canada Leads the Way” with Daniel Hiebert, Professor of Geography, The University of British Columbia and Irvin Studin, President, The Institute for 21st Century Questions, at the Conference Board of Canada’s National Immigration Summit.
The speakers were invited to outline characteristics for success and what Canada needs to do to ensure that immigration continues to support the country’s economic and social goals. The also looked at fringe issues that could undermine Canada’s immigration objectives. Key issues for consideration included how Canada can ensure that its infrastructure, health care, education, and other social welfare services keep pace with its growing population; how it can maintain social cohesion; and how it can adapt to evolving public safety challenges.
“Canadians are concerned about gridlock and infrastructure, how can we re-envision Canadian cities to allow for growth?” asks @goldyhyder. By creating economies, with govt as first mover, in the North, suggests Irvin Studin. Economic opportunity is 1st priority. pic.twitter.com/kUYCyzC3wZ— Century Initiative (@CI2100) May 9, 2019
CI director, @goldyhyder, opens @ConfBoardofCda session called “Canada Leads the Way” to explore how to set Cdn immigration up for success over the long term w Daniel Hiebert and Irvin Studin pic.twitter.com/1Mwtlfry2t— Century Initiative (@CI2100) May 9, 2019