The purpose of this Summit is to identify how Canada can become the global leader in benefitting from the human, social, and financial capital of business immigrants.
The main objectives of the Summit are to:
- Explore how business immigration can help advance Canada’s economic development agenda. Key areas of exploration include international trade, FDI attraction, infrastructure, innovation, affordable housing, business succession planning, and the development of small and rural communities.
- Identify how to improve Canada’s federal, provincial, and territorial business immigration programs.
- Foster networking and learning opportunities between officials from government, business, immigration law and consulting, immigrant-serving organizations, and education so that they can work toward shared objectives.
- Compile recommendations from Summit speakers and attendees on how Canada can spur economic growth and job creation through business immigration. The Conference Board will include these recommendations in a report to be released publicly in early 2019.