Heather DeSantis, IRCC speaks to MPPs

Published: 17 April 2024

On Monday, April 15, Heather DeSantis, Director General of International Affairs at Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada spoke to the students at the Max Bell School of Public Policy. The students appreciated her career advice on getting into the public service, especially her journey from studying Canadian studies to a career in security and foreign policy. She also provided insights on the federal government’s interactions with provincial and international governments, such as the negotiations that occurred to expand the new Safe Third Country Agreement. After the event, students had an opportunity to network with her.

MPP Sean Celi moderated the event. “Heather was passionate, warm, and friendly to our whole class. She candidly answered all our questions. Our cohort left the event having more appetite for immigration policy!”

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