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Welcome to the official website for the 8th National Metropolis conference, Immigration and Canada’s Place in a Changing World. The conference, hosted by the Vancouver Metropolis Centre of Excellence (www.riim.metropolis.net),  took place from March 23 – 26, 2006, in Vancouver, British Columbia, and attracted over 550 delegates from across the country.

The plenary programme for this conference was crafted to address some of the key migration and integration issues facing Canadian society. This included discussions on topics such as Canada’s role as a competitor in the global marketplace for immigrants, building a racism-free workplace, the changing dynamics of asylum, governance approaches to immigration and integration, and citizenship and social inclusion. Speakers included a range of academics, policy-makers, and NGOs from Canada, North America, China, and Australia. Several elected officials delivered remarks, including the Honourable Monte Solberg, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, the Honourable Jim Abbott, Parliamentary Secretary for Canadian Heritage, the Honourable Colin Hansen, Minister of Economic Development for the Government of British Columbia, and Sam Sullivan, Mayor of Vancouver.

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Research on Immigration and Integration in the Metropolis (RIIM)                              
Telephone: (604) 291-4575
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