Stakeholder Meetings

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada -  Immigration Practitioners Meeting (IRCCIP)

A bi-annual stakeholder meeting involving discussions on Express Entry, the structure of the national and PNP streams, the AR Portal, the Canadian Experience Class Program, and LMIA work permits.

Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC)

Prior to the bi-annual IRCCIP meeting, CAPIC meets with senior management officials from ESDC on a bi-annual basis to discuss issues related to LMIAs and Work Permits.

Member of Parliament (MP) Meetings

CAPIC Members attend an array of meetings with Members of Parliament, and have presented CAPIC's "Regulation Under Statute" consultation document over the last few years.

Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) Committees

CAPIC’s four chapters regularly meet with their Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) Committee counterparts, including the Québec Ministère de l'Immigration, Divérsité et Inclusion (MIDI), where they discuss issues relevant to each province. In the past, CAPIC’s PNP lobbying initiatives in such meetings have contributed to significant provincial policy and legislation changes.

Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) Regional Committees

CAPIC's chapter representatives have been actively involved in ongoing bi-annual regional CBSA meetings in British Colombia, the Northwest Territories, Ontario, the Prairies, and Quebec. Topics include enforcement, reporting, and detention review procedures and processes.

Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB)

Several IRB meetings occur throughout the year in Toronto and Montréal, including regular RAD, ID, IAD, and RPD stakeholder meetings in Quebec. Like the IRCCIP, the IRB Consultative Committee convenes senior representatives from many immigration stakeholders to provide policy updates on all its divisions.

Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)

CAPIC meets with OECD representatives to discuss the management of migration to Canada, the attraction and selection of skilled immigrants, permanent and temporary migration, provincial migration, and Express Entry.