26th metropolis Canada conference

Our Immigration System: The Way Forward

Summary

26th Metropolis Canada Conference
OUR IMMIGRATION SYSTEM: THE WAY FORWARD

March 13-15, 2024 | Hotel Bonaventure Montréal, Québec

9 am to 5 pm each day

As we gather at the 26th Metropolis Canada Conference in Montreal, Quebec, migration remains a pressing issue on the global stage. War, violence, human rights abuses, climate change, and unstable economies continue to displace large numbers of people worldwide.

Amid these challenges, Canada stands as a beacon of hope and opportunity for migrants seeking a new home. The country's commitment to welcoming newcomers is reflected in its increasing immigration numbers, which not only serve domestic economic and demographic objectives but also respond to humanitarian crises, embodying the spirit of international cooperation.

However, with higher immigration levels comes the responsibility of establishing the necessary structures and allocating resources to ensure effective newcomer integration and settlement. Collaboration between policymakers, settlement service providers, and researchers is paramount in shaping migration planning and processes for success. Identifying and addressing gaps in the immigration ecosystem should be a shared goal, emphasizing modernization to enhance settlement outcomes.

Are resources being effectively allocated to ensure successful newcomer integration and settlement. What are the challenges in achieving effective collaboration and coordination among policymakers, settlement service providers, and researchers in the context of migration planning? How can the voices and perspectives of newcomers be properly included in decision-making processes, especially when dealing with diverse migrant categories? How do Canada's immigration policies and practices align with or impact global efforts to address migration, refugees, and human rights on a broader scale?

Preliminary Program

Registration

If you are also interested in the Metropolis Francophonie Mondiale conference, please register here for exclusive packages.

Registration Type Regular
NGO / Student - Full Event $445 CAD
NGO / Student - One Day $165 CAD
Regular - Full Event $545 CAD
Regular - One Day $195 CAD
Click on a price to register

The 2024 Metropolis Canada Awards

Conference reception and visit of the Museum pointe-à-callIÈre

Thursday, March 14th - 5:30pm-7:30pm
350 Place Royale, Montréal, Québec, H2Y 3Y5

Cost: $50 per person

Book a hotel room

Note the Bonaventure Hotel is sold out of rooms at the conference rate - see two other hotel options within walking distance to the Bonaventure below

Hotel bonaventure montreal

900 Rue De la Gauchetière O, Montréal, QC H5A 1E4
(514) 878-2332 | Hotel website

Reservations can also be made by telephone by contacting our reservations department at 514 878-2332. or by email at reservations@hotelbonaventure.com


The deadline to obtain the special conference rate is February 21, 2024. Limited rooms are available. Following February 21, the rate and/or availability of rooms is no longer guaranteed

Montreal Marriott Chateau Champlain

1050 de la Gauchetiere West,Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H3B 4C9
1-800-200-5909 | Hotel website

Hotel guestrooms are available at the conference rate from $259 per night.
Click here to book a room with the conference code at our special rate.

The deadline to obtain the special conference rate is February 21, 2024. Limited rooms are available. Following February 21, the rate and/or availability of rooms is no longer guaranteed

Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth

900 Rene Levesque Blvd. W, Montreal - Quebec H3B 4A5
514 861 3511 | Hotel website

Hotel guestrooms are available at the conference rate from $289 per night.

Click here to book a room with the conference code at our special rate.
Note group booking code is ACSS2024.

The deadline to obtain the special conference rate is February 21, 2024. Limited rooms are available. Following February 21, the rate and/or availability of rooms is no longer guaranteed

PARTNER & EXHIBITOR RATE CARDS

Metropolis francophonie mondiale

2nd Edition of the Metropolis Francophonie Mondiale Congress

Human Mobility in the Francophone Space: Where Are We Going?

MARCH 11-12, 2024 | To be held virtually

NOTE THIS IS A FRENCH LANGUAGE CONFERENCE

Throughout history, humanity has been in motion. However, this human mobility, accelerated by globalization and climate change, is now a major challenge for the countries in the Francophone space. Spread across the five continents, these countries are both points of departure, transit, and destination, and their economic, social, political, cultural, and linguistic spheres bear the marks of this movement.

This edition of the virtual Metropolis World Francophone Congress, "Human Mobility in the Francophone Space: Where Are We Going?" offers a space for dialogue and knowledge sharing by opening the door to all stakeholders.

Click here to register and for more information.

about the Metropolis Institute

The Metropolis Institute (MI) pursues research and supports policy deliberations while providing key national and multinational platforms for knowledge mobilization.

Research

Supporting cross-sectoral cooperation, the Metropolis Institute serves as a trusted bridge for interaction, dialogue and learning between practitioners, policymakers, researchers and civil society through national and multinational knowledge mobilization programs.
We aim to provide reliable and timely research, data and analysis to enhance understanding of migration, integration and inclusion.

Publications

Metropolis Institute has three flagship publications that are integral to its knowledge transfer mandate.
1. The Canadian Issues magazine showcases academic work in the form of short essays designed to expand Canadians’ knowledge about their country.
2. A second publication, Canadian Diversity, introduced in 2000, focuses on the challenges confronting Canada and other countries arising from migration and rapid demographic change.
3. A third publication - The Metropolis eBook - highlights a selection of the cutting-edge cross-sectoral presentations in the immigration field intended for the annual Metropolis Canada Conferences.