Canada’s renewed commitment to hosting, integration, and success of immigrants

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 from noon to 2 P.M.


The Honourable John McCallum

Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship

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John McCallum was first elected to the House of Commons in 2000. He was re-elected in 2004, 2006, 2008, 2011 and 2015.

Mr. McCallum has previously served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance, Vice-Chair of the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration, and member of the Standing Committee on Finance. He served as Secretary of State (International Financial Institutions) from January to May 2002. From May 2002 to December 2003, he served as Minister of National Defence and, in 2003, as Minister of Veterans Affairs. In July 2004, he was appointed Minister of National Revenue and Chair of the Expenditure Review Committee by Prime Minister Paul Martin. He recently served as the Critic for Citizenship and Immigration, Multiculturalism, and Seniors.

Before entering politics, Mr. McCallum was Senior Vice President and Chief Economist of the Royal Bank of Canada.

Mr. McCallum worked as a professor of economics at McGill University (1987-94), as well as at the Université du Québec à Montréal (1982-87), Simon Fraser University (1978-82), and the University of Manitoba (1976-78).

He is the author or co-author of eight books or monographs, and has written on fiscal and monetary issues, comparative macroeconomic performance of OECD countries, Canada-U.S. economic integration, and other economic issues.

A native of Montréal, Mr. McCallum obtained a Bachelor of Arts from Cambridge University, a Diplôme d'études supérieures from the Université de Paris, and a doctorate in economics from McGill University. Mr. McCallum and his wife, Nancy Lim, have three children.


  • Hear the talk by the Honourable John McCallum, who is aiming to open a dialogue with the business community regarding priorities in the area of immigration and successful integration.
  • Learn more about his vision of immigration in Canada for the coming years, with a view towards the country’s economic and demographic growth.

The activity will be held in French and English


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514 871-4001

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1201 René-Lévesque Blvd. W.

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  • Learn about Canada’s renewed commitment to welcoming immigrants, and ensuring their integration and success.
  • Discuss the Government of Canada’s large-scale operation to host over 25,000 Syrian refugees.

Let’s reaffirm our Canadian values of openness and compassion.

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  • CN

In collaboration with:

  • Cjad
  • CTV
  • RioTinto