May 7, 2024

Episode #121: The Brief: Breaking Down Canada’s Immigration System with the Hon. Jason Kenney

7 of 10 Canadians believe that Canada’s immigration system needs to change, with only 28% of Canadians feeling like the current system is working. So where did we go wrong, and what can we do to get back to setting ourselves apart on the global stage?

You might know him as Former Premier of Alberta, or as the longest serving federal Minister of Immigration. But on this episode of The Brief, we speak with the Hon. Jason Kenney to breakdown Canada’s immigration system, identify the opportunities and barriers present within, and outline the role of economic immigrants in Canadian society. 

We also discuss the ideal archetype for incoming Canadians, the connection between immigration, economic growth, and national productivity, and what we need to do to set ourselves apart on the global stage.

In this episode:

  • A walk down Jason Kenney’s illustrious career
  • Serving as Canada’s longest held Immigration Minister
  • Understanding the connection between immigration and prosperity
  • Defining and selecting “economic immigrants”
  • Why so many people feel the immigration system is failing
  • Ranking Canada’s desirability in the global talent pool
  • How to make Canada an attractive place to immigrants
  • Creating an archetype for the “ideal immigrant”
  • The promise of Canadian immigration

Resources Mentioned:

  • Coming Soon

About The Brief

In this series, co-hosts Scott Crockatt and Brittany Brander explore the big challenges we face as Albertans; celebrate stories of growth, innovation, and prosperity; and discover bold ideas to make life better for Albertans.

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