• Network with potential partners and collaborators
• Work on key immigration issues and learn best practices
• Gain insights on the programs and services available to help employers and immigrants
• Access new approaches that will empower newcomers and better leverage their skills, talents, and connections in PEI.
• Learn what employers are looking for and how to find meaningful work in the Nova Scotia context
• Contribute and bring your ideas to help shape recommendations to guide the policies, programs and strategies for the future

Halifax Agenda

Day One – Evening Alien Ballet
6:30 PM Official Welcome
6:45 PM Keynote / Panel
7:30 PM The Immigration Experience - Alien Ballet
8:45 PM Opening Reception
Day Two – Atlantic immigration Summit

Pier 21, 1055 Marginal Road Halifax

8:00 AM Continental Breakfast
8:35 AM Opening Remarks
9:00 AM Keynote Presentation
9:30 AM Themed Roundtables each hosted by a business/community leader and a newcomer
10:30 AM Break
12:00 AM Lunch and Trade Show Room
1:15 PM Speaker
1:30 PM Themed Round Tables
2:30 PM Break
3:30 PM Themed Round Tables: Actions
4:30 PM Wrap-up & Closing Remarks


Ann Divine
CEO, Ashanti Leadership & Professional Development Services
Scott Belton
Senior Vice President, Atlantic Region I TD Canada


Founder and publisher of My Halifax Experience/My East Coast Experience Media and Publishing
Marie Chapman
Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21
Emma Flynn
Immigration Recruitment Specialist, Shannex Incorporated
Patrick Sullivan
President and CEO, Halifax Chamber of Commerce