Metropolis eBook – Beyond 2020: Renewing Canada’s Commitment to Immigration

November 12, 2020

The annual Metropolis Canada Conference, the country’s largest immigration forum, brings together immigrant service providers, academics, as well as representatives from governmental and non-governmental organizations and the private sector. Creating an opportunity for deliberation on some of the most pressing issues of the day, Metropolis has a longstanding tradition of thoughtful productive conversations that play a vital role in the development of future policies. Metropolis Canada was in its 22nd edition when the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic forced a last-minute postponement of the March 2020 conference. Entitled, Beyond 2020: Renewing Canada’s Commitment to Immigration, the conference aimed to examine some of the country’s key immigration-related opportunities and challenges. Reviewing and renewing how Canada attracts, settles and integrates newcomers is an ongoing process, particularly in the context of the need for inclusion, diversity, human rights and a commitment to reconciliation in our society.