Ontario’s Expert Roundtable on Immigration Report is out!
October 4, 2012
Ontario recently received the final report from Ontario's Expert Roundtable on Immigration, which outlines 32 recommendations that will inform Ontario's first immigration strategy. The expert roundtable was asked to address issues of immigrant selection, settlement and integration, and examine how immigration can best support Ontario's economic and labour market growth. ITAC embarked upon a “meet, greet and inform” campaign, above and beyond its ongoing advocacy efforts, to ensure that our member’s issues were front and center in the recommendations. The activities of this four-month campaign included several face to face 1-2 day sessions and numerous calls with all the Experts, the Mowat Centre for Policy Innovation, relevant Government Departments. and invited speakers.
The report found that immigration is critical to Ontario's economic success. According to the report, for the province to prosper and remain globally competitive, Ontario needs more skilled immigrants. The province also must ensure that effective programs and services are available to help improve settlement and integration for all immigrants.
You can read the Toronto Star's article on this report here.