Ministers to speak at CBA Immigration Law Conference

  • June 02, 2017

TORONTO, ONTARIO – Immigration lawyers from across Canada will gather at the Canadian Bar Association’s 2017 Immigration Law Conference to be held June 8-10 at the Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto.

The sold-out annual conference features timely policy and legal analysis as well as discussions on key immigration topics featuring panels with government officials, tribunal members, researchers, immigration experts and government representatives from IRCC, CBSA and ESDC.

The “Canada @ 150” theme explores the immigration experience and how the process is changing.

Featured Speakers

  • Hon. Ahmed Hussen, Federal Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship
  • Hon. Laura Albanese, Ontario Minister of Citizenship and Immigration
  • Reid Trautz, Director of the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s Practice and Professionalism center

Programming highlights

  • Ongoing changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program
  • Arrivals of asylum seekers from the United States
  • Port of entry issues and border searches
  • Detention and misrepresentation cases at the IRB
  • Economic class applications and express entry


During the conference the CBA Immigration Section will celebrate the winners of the Award of Excellence, the Founders’ Award and the Volunteer Recognition Awards.

Full conference details are available online.

For accreditation and additional information, please contact Katya Hodge.

About the conference

This year’s annual immigration conference will be held at the Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto. It is co-chaired by Vance Langford, National Section Chair, Jennifer Nees, Ontario Section Chair, and Robert Borland, Department of Justice.

About the CBA

The CBA is dedicated to support for the rule of law, and improvement in the law and the administration of justice. Some 36,000 lawyers, notaries in Quebec, law teachers, and law students from across Canada are members.