What is Canada doing to attract and retain immigration in the Canadian workforce? Host Edward Greenspon sits down with Catrina Tapley, Deputy Minister of Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada, and Francis McGuire, President of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency to discuss the after-effects of a global pandemic on immigration in Canada and what job availability will look like in the years to follow COVID-19.

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Host Edward Greenspon is joined by Catrina Tapley, the Deputy Minister of Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada and Francis McGuire  President of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency to discuss what Canada is doing to attract and retain immigration in the Canadian workforce.

Catrina Tapley is the Deputy Minister of Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada. Prior to that, she was the Deputy Secretary to the cabinet for Operations and the Privy Council Office. Before joining PTO, Ms. Tapley served Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada from 2010 to 2016, a Senior Assistant Deputy Minister for Strategic and Program Policy and associated system Deputy Minister. She’s also held positions at the Treasury Board of Canada and served in executive jobs at Human Resources and Skills Development Canada at Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

Francis McGuire assumed his current position as President of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) in June 2017. Prior to that, he served as President and CEO of Major Drilling Group International Inc. from 2000 to 2015, after which he provided advice to companies and individuals on strategy, leadership and organizational design where he worked in Premier Frank McKenna’s government as Deputy Minister of Economic Development and tourism and as leader of the provinces Information Highway Secretariat until assuming the reins at ACOA.

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