Cape Breton • Unama’ki
Immigration Summit

The Cape Breton Partnership invites you to attend the Cape Breton • Unama’ki Immigration Summit on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at the Verschuren Centre, Cape Breton University.

Cape Breton • Unama’ki Immigration Summit will bring together community members, business leaders, entrepreneurs, municipalities,  newcomers, students, settlement agencies, and other community stakeholders for a positive dialogue and exchange on immigration in Cape Breton.

Join us in discussing how our Island is coming together to grow our economy and help shape a welcoming and inclusive Cape Breton Island. The summit will include a Community Update from the CBLIP, a keynote address from Francis McGuire, President of Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), with an important message about our responsibility as a community to support newcomers, and Shelley Bent, Director of Programs for the Nova Scotia Office of Immigration, will provide an Immigration update. This will also be a chance to learn about the Atlantic Immigration Pilot and see some highlight success stories in our region first hand.


Cape Breton Local Immigration Partnership Update – 9:00AM – 11:30AM

9:00AM – 9:30AM

Registration & Networking

9:30AM – 9:45AM

CBLIP Co-chair Welcome

9:45AM – 10:30AM

CBLIP Update

10:45AM – 11:15AM

Newcomer Story Sharing 

11:15AM – 11:30AM

Wrap Up

**This event is free to attend and open to the community.

Luncheon – 11:00AM – 1:30PM

11:00AM – 12:00AM

Registration & Networking with Music from Swetlana Haensel

12:00PM – 12:10PM

Immigration Update – Shelley Bent – Director of Programs, Nova Scotia Office of Immigration 

12:10AM – 12:30PM

Keynote Address – Francis McGuire – President, Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

12:30PM – 1:00PM

Atlantic Immigration Pilot (AIP) Program Overview & Cape Breton Success Stories


Wrap Up & Closing

**This is paid event. The cost to attend is $25 +tax.