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Understanding Changing Immigration Policies: Implications for Kingston

  • Kingston City Hall 216 Ontario St Kingston, ON, K7L 2Z3 Canada (map)

The past 5-10 years have seen many changes to the Canadian immigration system. Meanwhile, Kingston, like most municipalities in Canada, is increasingly reliant on immigration to grow our population and labour force. Yet, immigrants in our community frequently report difficulties accessing the labour market and finding employment commensurate with their skills and experience. Many Canadian communities are developing innovative approaches to welcoming newcomers and making inclusive communities.

This panel will feature 4 experts who will speak on:

  • Key immigration policy changes and the effect on local communities
  • The impact of the ‘Express Entry’ system
  • Community change & civic engagement that works for newcomers and young voices
  • Ideas on how to make the dream of inclusion an reality for Kingston

The free event will take place on Wednesday, March 25th at 7:00pm in the Council chambers at Kingston City Hall, 216 Ontario St.

This event is hosted by KEYS Job Centre in collaboration with the Kingston Immigration Partnership, and with support from the Queen’s Alma Mater Society Social Issues Commission and Public Service Alliance of Canada 901.

Registration not required. Contact KEYS at or (613) 546-5559 for more info or any accessibility requests.