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Re-imagining connections between settlement and economic immigration

Tom Lusis

President, Board of Directors IS-GWSlide2

Flow of presentation

Today’s

“Fragmented

” approach

New economic immigration on the horizon

Lessons from the University of Guelph

What could the future look like?Slide3

The landscape today

A “fragmented” approachSlide4

Economic immigration on the Horizon

City of Guelph: Foreign Direct Investment initiatives

Country of Wellington: Foreign Temporary Workers

Express Entry

All immigration

initiatives

based on a recruitment model where employers have “direct route in recruiting economic immigrants”.Slide5

Lessons from the University of Guelph: Office of Intercultural Affairs

A “holistic” approach to International Student support

Orientation programs: START International, the LINK Program, OIA Food Map

Community Integration programs: Cultural Networking Day, SENSA Christmas dinner

Employment programs: Intercultural workshops, Employment SeriesSlide6

Results

University of Guelph ranked number 1 for International Student satisfaction in the I-Graduate Barometer Survey

Programs

recognized

as best practices by prestigious

Student

Affairs “think tank”

Increasing numbers of international and exchange student enrolmentSlide7

What could the future look like?

A “holistic” approach to economic immigration which plays to everyone’s strengths

Employers offer jobs while settlement sector specializes in non-economic settlement and retention Slide8

Thank You

Tom Lusis, PhD

board@is-gw.ca

Immigrant

Services Guelph-Wellington

www.is-gw.ca

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