Panel Discussion on Bill 161: Implications for Immigration and Labour in Ontario



Tuesday, April 15, 2014
The Ballroom, The 519 Church Street Community Centre, 519 Church Street
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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  • Alice Young, Director of Immigration Policy & Larissa Hretchka, Manager of Immigration Policy, Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration
  • Jenna L. Hennebry, Director, International Migration Research Centre, Wilfrid Laurier University
  • Josie Di Zio, Senior Director of Planning and Program Development, COSTI Immigrant Services
  • Chris Ramsaroop, Justicia for Migrant Workers


Panel description:

Ontario's Minister of Citizenship and Immigration tabled the province's first-ever immigration legislation on February 19, 2014. Currently being debated in the Legislative Assembly, Bill 161, An Act with respect to immigration to Ontario and a related amendment to the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991, recognizes the ongoing nation-building role of immigration in forming Ontario's social, economic and cultural values, also introducing measures for temporary labour migration such as employer registry. This panel will discuss the implications of Bill 161 for immigration and labour in the province from the perspectives of policy, research, labour, and the community.


The Ballroom, The 519 Church Street Community Centre, 519 Church Street (near Wellesley TTC Station)

This event is free and open to the public.
Refreshments will be served. Click here for event report.