Canada launches new managing migration training program

September 30, 2014

Canada has launched a unique training program designed to help policy-makers manage migration through the use of monitoring and evaluation tools. Metropolis Professional Development (MPD)—an international network of immigration policy-makers and researchers—is offering the new certification program in order to address the growing issues of global migration and re-integration. MPD, housed at Carleton University, received $400,000 from the federal government for the initiative. A pilot version of the program ran during the summer, and a full version is planned for Toronto this fall, consisting of an expert panel from around the globe. “Many new countries are getting into the immigration game and don’t know what to do,” said Howard Duncan, Executive Head of MPD. “The global competition for talents and migrants is heating up. There is a huge demand and need for this kind of training.” Toronto Star