Official Name
Canada
ISO2 Code
CA
ISO3 Code
CAN
Longitude
60 00 N
Latitude
95 00 W
Geolocation
POINT (-95 60)
Attended Meeting
Delegate
Financial Contribution

No Financial Contribution

RT Participation

No Participation

Attended Prep Meetings
Attended Summit
Delegate
Financial Contribution

No Financial Contribution

RT Participation
  • Team Member in RT 1.1. "Protecting the Rights of Migrants - A Shared Responsibility" 
Attended Prep Meetings
Attended Summit
Delegate
Financial Contribution

No Financial Contribution

RT Participation
  • Team Member in RT 1.2. "Engaging diasporas and migrants in development policies and programs - their roles? their constraints?
Attended Summit
Delegate
Financial Contribution

Yes

RT Participation
  • Team Member in RT 1.1. "Partnerships for more regular and protected migration" 
Attended Prep Meetings
Attended Summit
Delegate
Financial Contribution
  • USD 25,000 Non-earnmarked 
RT Participation
  • Team Member in Cluster 1 "Labour Mobility and Development" 
Attended Summit
Delegate
Financial Contribution

Yes

RT Participation
  • Co-Chair in RT 3.1. "Improving Public Perceptions of Migrants and Migration" 
Attended Summit
Delegate
Financial Contribution
  • USD 25,000 in December 2013 
RT Participation
  • Team Member in RT 1.1. "Operationalizing mainstreaming and coherence in migration and development policies" 
  • Rapporteur in RT 2.1. "Facilitating positive development impacts of diaspora engagement in skills transfer, investments and trade between countries of residence and origin" 
  • Team Member in Business Roundtable 
Attended Summit
Thematic Meetings
- Attended Thematic Meeting on "Operationalizing Mainstreaming of Migration in Development Policy and Integrating Migration in the Post-2015 UN Development Agenda" on 22 May 2013 in Geneva, Switzerland
- Participated in Thematic Meeting on "Recruitment, labour migration and diaspora: Improving labour market complementarities and economic development outcomes" on 11 September 2013 in Geneva, Switzerland
- Co-Convener in Thematic Meeting on "The Role of Business in International Migration: Engaging the private sector as partners for positive development outcomes" on 23 March 2014 in Geneva, Switzerland
Delegate
Financial Contribution
  • USD 25,000 in February 2015
RT Participation

No Participation

Attended Summit
Thematic Meetings
- Attended Thematic Meeting on "Recognizing the contributions of women migrants to economic and social development in countries of origin and destination and addressing their specific needs, particularly concerning respect for their human rights" on 8 September 2015 in Geneva, Switzerland.
Delegate
Financial Contribution

Yes

RT Participation
  • Rapporteur in RT 3.2. "Principles, institutions and processes for safe, orderly and regular migration"
Attended Prep Meetings
Attended Summit
Thematic Meetings
- Attended the Thematic Workshop on "Migration, Connectivity and Business" on 29 March 2016 in Bangkok, Thailand.
- Attended the GFMD Thematic Workshop on "Migration for Peace, Stability and Growth" on 19 July 2016 in New York, United States.
Delegate
Financial Contribution
  • Fresh Contributions 
RT Participation
  • Team Member in RT 3.1. "Raising the Global Talent Pool - Harnessing the Potential of the Private Sector for Global Skills Partnerships" 
Attended Summit
Delegate
Financial Contribution

Canada contributed with left-over from 2017; USD 25,000 (non-earmarked). Additionally, Canada contributed USD 25,000 (non-earmarked).

RT Participation

Roundtable Co-Chair in RT 1.1 "Harnessing the capital of migrants to realise their potential"

Attended Summit
Thematic Meetings
Participated in the Thematic Workshop on "Migration for Development: a roadmap to achieving the SDGs" and "Labour Migration and Skills"

Techfugees

Submitted by Mr. Camille Saadé on

Techfugees is an impact driven global organisation nurturing a sustainable ecosystem of tech solutions supporting the inclusion of displaced people.

Techfugees exists to empower displaced persons whilst supporting tech innovations designed by, with and for them.

Economic Mobility Pathways Pilot (EMMP)

Canada’s Economic Mobility Pathways Project (EMPP) empowers regional partners and stakeholders, including local governments and the private sector, to help immigration address regional and local labour, economic and demographic challenges and create complementary pathways for the protection of refugees and durable solutions through labour mobility, family reunification, and education.

Mr. Camille Saadé

Canada's response to the COVID-19 pandemic

Submitted by Mr. Camille Saadé on

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to the fore the importance of making health services accessible to all and many Member States have decided to provide access to healthcare to all residents. Canada has updated pre-departure medical services for resettled refugees including testing and isolation and provided coverage for telemedical and virtual health services for beneficiaries of the Interim Federal Health Programme providing temporary health coverage for refugee claimants and other specific categories of migrants.

Montréal Inclusive au Travail 2022-2024 (Montréal Inclusive at Work) Initiative: Promoting Migrant and Refugee Integration Through a City-Led Podcast

Submitted by Ms. Anqi ZHANG on

Montréal deepens its commitment to implement the Montréal Inclusive au Travail 2022-2024 (Montréal Inclusive at Work) initiative, first pledged to the Call to Local Action in 2022, by launching a podcast - “Biais d’Entrée” (Entry Bias). The podcast aims to support Montréal companies in developing effective welcoming strategies for migrants and refugees and making their companies more diverse and inclusive.

Immigration measures and support for Ukrainians and their families

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

Canada's commitment to assisting individuals impacted by the Russian invasion of Ukraine has led to the arrival of hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians and their families in the country. Canada remains dedicated to ongoing initiatives aimed at offering a secure temporary haven for those compelled to leave their homes.

Montreal Inclusive at Work

Submitted by Ms. Anqi ZHANG on

The City of Montreal is recognised as a metropolis of immigration. However, it is structurally lagging behind in the professional integration of newcomers. In this respect, in 2021 Montreal still had a higher unemployment rate gap between newcomers and native-born people than in other Canadian cities. In response to this challenge, in 2019 the City of Montreal launched "Montreal Inclusive at Work", an innovative initiative to promote the professional integration of immigrants in Montreal, encouraging their hiring, integration, retention and progression in employment.

Hiring initiative at Glen Haven Manor

Submitted by Mr. Camille Saadé on

One of the largest long-term care facilities in Nova Scotia, Glen Haven Manor, was the first to be a part of the Economic Mobility Pathways Project (EMPP), which was designed to help refugees find employment in Canada.

Recently, Glen Haven recruited 15 continuing care assistants from Kenya and Jordan through EMPP. The facility is also working with community partners to formalize a recruitment, training and retention program for newcomer continuing care assistants that can be used by other care organizations

Programs encourage links between schools and communities to foster social inclusion of children and their families

Submitted by Mr. Camille Saadé on

Numerous programs encourage links between schools and communities to foster social inclusion of children and their families. For instance, in the Netherlands for second-generation Turks and Moroccans; in Pakistan for Hazara girls; in Canada among African and Caribbean-born immigrants; and in the US for Latin America and Vietnamese communities.

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