"Canadian Immigration Policy for the 21st Century"
Queen's University (Dunning Hall Conference Room)
Organizers: Charles Beach (Queen's), Alan Green (Queen's) and Elizabeth Ruddick (CIC)
Friday, October 18, 2002 (Macro
8:15 - 8:30 a.m. Registration: Continental Breakfast
8:30 - 9:45 a.m. Session 1: International Context and Immigration Policy Goals
Chair: Charles Beach
9:45 - 10:00 a.m. Coffee Break
10:00 - 12:00 p.m. Session 2: Role of Immigration in Meeting Demographic and Labour
Chair: Arthur Sweetman
12:00 - 1:15 p.m. Lunch
1:15 - 2:45 p.m. Session 3: Decentralization of Immigration Policy
Chair: Naomi Alboim
2:45 - 3:00 p.m. Coffee Break
3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Session 4: International Labour Mobility and Policy Responses
Chair: Elizabeth Ruddick
Discussants: Renée St.-Jacques and Julian Betts
Conference Reception and Dinner -- Four Points Sheraton Hotel
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Reception
7:00 p.m. Dinner: Guest speaker -- David Card speaking on "Canadian Emigration"
Saturday, October 19, 2002 (Micro
8:15 - 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Session 5: Canadian Immigration Data: What's Available for Policy
Research and How is it Being Used?
Chair: David Gray
Discussants: Craig Dougherty and Barry Chiswick
9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Session 6: Immigrant Integration Issues I -- The Changing Immigrant
Experience in the Labour Market
Chair: Chris Worswick
Discussants: Louis Grignon and Tom Crossley
11:30 - 11:45 a.m. Coffee Break
11:45 - 12:45 p.m. Session 7: Immigrant Integration Issues -- Social Inclusion (Part
Chair: Jeffrey Reitz
12:45 - 1:15 p.m. Lunch
1:15 - 2:30 p.m. Session 7: Immigrant Integration Issues -- Social Inclusion (Part
Chair: Jeffrey Reitz
Discussant: Eric Fong
2:30 - 4:00 p.m. Session 8: Wrap-Up Panel on Future Directions and Broad Labour
Market Issues for Immigration Policy for the 21st Century
Chair: Alan Green
Demand for lower-skilled service-sector jobs and role for lower-skilled immigrants
What kind of economy will we have in the next decade (changing nature of work and occupational structure), and what kind of labour will be needed?
Accommodating short-run shortages vs long-run skill needs (temporary workers vs permanent-residents)
Trade-offs between assessed immigrants vs family reunification
Issues in the recognition of foreign credentials and skills
Possible harmonization of policies and procedures with the US
Is immigration indeed the right policy for above objectives?
Panelists: Naomi Alboim, Barry Chiswick, Don DeVoretz,
Craig Riddell and Yvan Turcotte
We gratefully acknowledge financial support from Citizienship and Immigration Canada.
Conference to be held at the Hand/Purvis Conference Room, 2nd Floor, Dunning Hall,
Queen's University, Kingston.
Conference registration fee is $300.00, plus GST, payable to the John Deutsch Institute*
(GST Registration #R107868705). Registration is limited so please register early.
*A special rate will apply for academics.
Please make cheque payable to the John Deutsch Institute and mail to:
Sharon Sullivan, John Deutsch Institute, Queen's University, Dunning Hall,
Room 219, Kingston, Ontario, K7L 3N6.
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Four Points Sheraton, 285 King Street East, for the nights of Thursday, October 17, Friday, October 18 and Saturday, October 19 at a special conference rate of $149.00 per night, plus taxes. Reservations can be made directly by calling the Four Points Sheraton at 1-888-478-4333 and say that you are booking under the Block of Rooms "John Deutsch Institute". The block of rooms will be available until October 4th, so please book your room as soon as possible.
Charles Beach, Department of Economics, Queen's University
Phone: (613) 533-2278, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alan Green, Department of Economics, Queen's University
Phone: (613) 533-2268; e-mail: email@example.com
Elizabeth Ruddick, Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Ottawa
Phone: (613) 957-5907; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to register for this Conference, please fax Sharon Sullivan at (613) 533-6025 with the registration form which is attached in pdf format [click here for registration form]. As well, mail a cheque to her at the address below.
For further information contact: Sharon Sullivan, Administrative Assistant, John
Deutsch Institute, Dunning Hall, Room 219, Queen's University, Kingston,
Ontario K7L 3N6
Phone: (613) 533-2294; FAX (613) 533-6025
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