IRCC Assistant Deputy Minister, Catherine Scott, Visits CCIS


From right to left: CCIS' incoming CEO, Gordana Radan; IRCC's Yann Legrand, IRCC's Patricia Wilson, Assistant Deputy Minister Catherine Scott, CCIS' CEO Fariborz Birjandian, IRCC's Marina Marchand, IRCC's Melanie Holmgren, and CCIS' Communications Manager, Bamidele Salako
From right to left: CCIS' incoming CEO, Gordana Radan; IRCC's Yann Legrand, IRCC's Patricia Wilson, Assistant Deputy Minister Catherine Scott, CCIS' CEO Fariborz Birjandian, IRCC's Marina Marchand, IRCC's Melanie Holmgren, and CCIS' Communications Manager, Bamidele Salako

Assistant Deputy Minister Catherine Scott and her team from the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) visited CCIS this week on a tour of our operations.


She spent some time touring different training programs at CCIS’ main office where she heard directly from recently arrived refugees in training.


Ms. Scott interacting with some Afghan refugees in CCIS' Foundational Construction Trades Program.
Ms. Scott interacting with some Afghan refugees in CCIS' Foundational Construction Trades Program.

She also dropped by one of the hotels where newly arrived Afghan refugees are staying to interact with the refugees and learn about their settlement experience.


Many of the refugees who spoke with Ms. Scott thanked IRCC and the government of Canada for giving them the opportunity for a fresh start in Canada, and Calgarians for being warm and welcoming.


Ms. Scott visiting with Afghan kids at one of the hotels managed by CCIS to house Afghan refugees temporarily.
Ms. Scott visiting with Afghan kids at one of the hotels managed by CCIS to house Afghan refugees temporarily.

We thank Assistant Deputy Minister Scott, and her team, for taking the time to listen & visit us.


Ms. Scott meets with some of CCIS' settlement team helping Afghan refugees resettle in Calgary.
Ms. Scott meets with some of CCIS' settlement team helping Afghan refugees resettle in Calgary.


Ms. Scott and her team meeting with CCIS' senior management team.
Ms. Scott and her team meeting with CCIS' senior management team.

Ms. Scott and her team meeting with CCIS' senior management team.
Ms. Scott and her team meeting with CCIS' senior management team.



Ricardo Morales, Director of CCIS' Community Development & Integration Services division briefing the IRCC delegation on our rural operations
Ricardo Morales, Director of CCIS' Community Development & Integration Services division briefing the IRCC delegation on our rural operations



Marianna Solomchak, Project Manager for our Ukrainian Operations, briefing the IRCC team on our efforts in helping Ukrainian arrivals settle..
Marianna Solomchak, Project Manager for our Ukrainian Operations, briefing the IRCC team on our efforts in helping Ukrainian arrivals settle..
















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