Managing Migration – The Canadian Experience

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Presented by Hon. Ahmed Hussen - Canadian Minister of Immigration; Blair McRae - Assistant Vice Chancellor (International Engagement); Dr. Fiona Barker - Senior Lecturer: School of History, Philosophy, Political Science and International Relations

Lectures, talks and seminars

27 Aug 2018 11:45 am to 27 Aug 2018 1:00 pm

Rutherford House Lecture Theater 2 (RHLT2)

The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, is visiting at the invitation of the Government of New Zealand. In this public presentation, co-hosted by Victoria University of Wellington and the High Commission of Canada in New Zealand, Hussen will discuss Canada’s “managed immigration model”.

Canada’s approach to immigration is based on a multi-year plan for permanent immigrant admission levels and economic, family and humanitarian programs to grow Canada’s economy and contribute to an inclusive society. Through settlement services and partnership with community actors and all levels of government, Canada supports newcomers to fully participate in the economic, social, cultural and political life of Canada.

There will be an opportunity for a questions and answer session, followed by light refreshments once the talk concludes.

For more information contact: Engagement & Alumni Office

Speaker Bios

Hon. Ahmed Hussen - Ahmed Hussen is Canada's Minister for Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship. A lawyer and social activist, he has a proven track record of leadership and community empowerment

Blair McRae is the Assistant Vice Chancellor Engagement for Victoria University.


Dr.Fiona Barker is Senior Lecturer in Comparative Politics. She has presented and published on the politics of immigration and integration in multinational, multilevel societies in Europe and North America, as well as on immigration policies, national identity and electoral reform in New Zealand.