Moving into 2021, the country will continue its broad embrace of immigration through programs and policies that expedite the immigration process for skilled foreign nationals and incentivize employer activity in key economic areas. Between 2021 and 2023, the country hopes to welcome more than 1.2 million new permanent residents, its highest number in history, making it a dynamic area for business and talent alike to keep an eye on.
In the latest event in our Envoy Conversations series, Canadian Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino will join Envoy CEO Dick Burke for an exciting behind-the-scenes look at the country’s bold immigration plans in 2021 and beyond. Mendicino will discuss the successes of Canada’s Global Skills Strategy as well as other initiatives aimed at attracting both high-skilled talent and employers to the country, and answer questions about the future of Canada’s immigration policy in light of COVID-19 and other disruptions and trends in global mobility.
The Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino was first elected as the Member of Parliament for Eglinton—Lawrence in 2015.
Minister Mendicino is a proud resident of Toronto and a passionate advocate for his community. During his first term, he championed local investments in public transit and in affordable housing and supported youth-driven programs aimed at creating more employment opportunities and safe spaces.
Before entering politics, Minister Mendicino served as a federal prosecutor for nearly 10 years, helping to fight against organized crime and bring terrorists—including members of the “Toronto 18”—to justice. He also worked at the Law Society of Ontario, was elected President of the Association of Justice Counsel and taught trial advocacy as an Adjunct Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School.
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