Welcome!

News Feed Item

Ministers Blaney and Alexander open the Five Country Conference on migration and security

Meeting of immigration and border management organizations from Canada, the U.S, the U.K. Australia and New Zealand to focus on improving security and strengthening the integrity and efficiency of their respective immigration systems

QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC -- (Marketwired) -- 04/28/14 -- Government of Canada

The Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, and Canada's Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander, today welcomed immigration officials from Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States for a four-day meeting.

As long-time allies and partners, the five countries work together on a number of common issues, including irregular migration, transnational crime, terrorism threats and immigration fraud, while facilitating legitimate travel. The Five Country Conference (FCC) meeting provides border and immigration leaders with the opportunity to share their experience and expertise and to explore more ways of working smarter collectively to benefit their respective citizens. In particular, officials will discuss how they can work together to make travel as efficient as possible by minimizing unnecessary interventions for low-risk travellers, while continuing to maintain the integrity of our border management programs and the safety of our citizens.

Quick Facts


--  The FCC aims to enhance the integrity, security and efficiency of
    immigration and border services and to improve client service across all
    five countries. 
--  Key FCC initiatives include encouraging participating countries to use
    fingerprints and digital photographs to screen immigration applicants as
    a means to accurately and effectively establish the identity of
    travellers. 
--  As well, strategic immigration information sharing improves the ability
    of each country to facilitate genuine travellers, while helping to
    identify inadmissible individuals who otherwise may go undetected. 
--  Canada's participation supports implementation of the Beyond the Border
    Action Plan announced by Prime Minister Harper and U.S. President Obama.

Quotes

"We are working with our international partners to ensure that our borders remain open gateways to freedom and prosperity, but closed barriers to criminals, terrorists and other threats. As the Minister responsible for the Canada Border Services Agency, I am pleased with the work the CBSA continues to do, in an increasingly interconnected world, to keep our citizens safe and our economy strong."

Steven Blaney, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness

"Like our international partners, the Government of Canada strives to provide international travellers with flexible, fast and convenient options to come to Canada, while ensuring the safety of Canadians and the integrity of our immigration system. Through the FCC, our government continues to promote legitimate trade and travel while ensuring Canada's borders remain protected."

Chris Alexander, Canada's Citizenship and Immigration Minister

Associated Links

Five Country Conference: https://www.fivecountryconference.org/

Follow Public Safety Canada (@Safety_Canada), CBSA (@CanBorder) and CIC (@CitlmmCanada) on Twitter.

For more information, please visit the website www.canada.gc.ca.

Contacts:
Jean-Christophe de Le Rue
Director of Communications
Office of the Minister of Public Safety
and Emergency Preparedness
613-991-2924

Media Relations
Public Safety Canada
613-991-0657

Media Relations
Communications Branch
Citizenship and Immigration Canada
613-952-1650
[email protected]

Canada Border Services Agency
Media Line
613-957-6500

Alexis Pavlich
Minister's Office
Citizenship and Immigration Canada
613-954-1064

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

Latest Stories
From 2013, NTT Communications has been providing cPaaS service, SkyWay. Its customer’s expectations for leveraging WebRTC technology are not only typical real-time communication use cases such as Web conference, remote education, but also IoT use cases such as remote camera monitoring, smart-glass, and robotic. Because of this, NTT Communications has numerous IoT business use-cases that its customers are developing on top of PaaS. WebRTC will lead IoT businesses to be more innovative and address...
Everything run by electricity will eventually be connected to the Internet. Get ahead of the Internet of Things revolution and join Akvelon expert and IoT industry leader, Sergey Grebnov, in his session at @ThingsExpo, for an educational dive into the world of managing your home, workplace and all the devices they contain with the power of machine-based AI and intelligent Bot services for a completely streamlined experience.
Because IoT devices are deployed in mission-critical environments more than ever before, it’s increasingly imperative they be truly smart. IoT sensors simply stockpiling data isn’t useful. IoT must be artificially and naturally intelligent in order to provide more value In his session at @ThingsExpo, John Crupi, Vice President and Engineering System Architect at Greenwave Systems, will discuss how IoT artificial intelligence (AI) can be carried out via edge analytics and machine learning techn...
Most companies are adopting or evaluating container technology - Docker in particular - to speed up application deployment, drive down cost, ease management and make application delivery more flexible overall. As with most new architectures, this dream takes a lot of work to become a reality. Even when you do get your application componentized enough and packaged properly, there are still challenges for DevOps teams to making the shift to continuous delivery and achieving that reduction in cost ...
Historically, some banking activities such as trading have been relying heavily on analytics and cutting edge algorithmic tools. The coming of age of powerful data analytics solutions combined with the development of intelligent algorithms have created new opportunities for financial institutions. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Sebastien Meunier, Head of Digital for North America at Chappuis Halder & Co., discussed how these tools can be leveraged to develop a lasting competitive advantage ...
FinTechs use the cloud to operate at the speed and scale of digital financial activity, but are often hindered by the complexity of managing security and compliance in the cloud. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Sesh Murthy, co-founder and CTO of Cloud Raxak, showed how proactive and automated cloud security enables FinTechs to leverage the cloud to achieve their business goals. Through business-driven cloud security, FinTechs can speed time-to-market, diminish risk and costs, maintain continu...
WebRTC is the future of browser-to-browser communications, and continues to make inroads into the traditional, difficult, plug-in web communications world. The 6th WebRTC Summit continues our tradition of delivering the latest and greatest presentations within the world of WebRTC. Topics include voice calling, video chat, P2P file sharing, and use cases that have already leveraged the power and convenience of WebRTC.
SYS-CON Events announced today that GrapeUp, the leading provider of rapid product development at the speed of business, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place October 31-November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Grape Up is a software company, specialized in cloud native application development and professional services related to Cloud Foundry PaaS. With five expert teams that operate in various sectors of the market acr...
Existing Big Data solutions are mainly focused on the discovery and analysis of data. The solutions are scalable and highly available but tedious when swapping in and swapping out occurs in disarray and thrashing takes place. The resolution for thrashing through machine learning algorithms and support nomenclature is through simple techniques. Organizations that have been collecting large customer data are increasingly seeing the need to use the data for swapping in and out and thrashing occurs ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Datera, that offers a radically new data management architecture, has been named "Exhibitor" of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo ®, which will take place on Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Datera is transforming the traditional datacenter model through modern cloud simplicity. The technology industry is at another major inflection point. The rise of mobile, the Internet of Things, data storage and Big...
As many know, the first generation of Cloud Management Platform (CMP) solutions were designed for managing virtual infrastructure (IaaS) and traditional applications. But that’s no longer enough to satisfy evolving and complex business requirements. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Scott Davis, Embotics CTO, will explore how next-generation CMPs ensure organizations can manage cloud-native and microservice-based application architectures, while also facilitating agile DevOps methodology. He wi...
When you focus on a journey from up-close, you look at your own technical and cultural history and how you changed it for the benefit of the customer. This was our starting point: too many integration issues, 13 SWP days and very long cycles. It was evident that in this fast-paced industry we could no longer afford this reality. We needed something that would take us beyond reducing the development lifecycles, CI and Agile methodologies. We made a fundamental difference, even changed our culture...
In his opening keynote at 20th Cloud Expo, Michael Maximilien, Research Scientist, Architect, and Engineer at IBM, discussed the full potential of the cloud and social data requires artificial intelligence. By mixing Cloud Foundry and the rich set of Watson services, IBM's Bluemix is the best cloud operating system for enterprises today, providing rapid development and deployment of applications that can take advantage of the rich catalog of Watson services to help drive insights from the vast t...
For financial firms, the cloud is going to increasingly become a crucial part of dealing with customers over the next five years and beyond, particularly with the growing use and acceptance of virtual currencies. There are new data storage paradigms on the horizon that will deliver secure solutions for storing and moving sensitive financial data around the world without touching terrestrial networks. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Cliff Beek, President of Cloud Constellation Corporation, d...
The question before companies today is not whether to become intelligent, it’s a question of how and how fast. The key is to adopt and deploy an intelligent application strategy while simultaneously preparing to scale that intelligence. In her session at 21st Cloud Expo, Sangeeta Chakraborty, Chief Customer Officer at Ayasdi, will provide a tactical framework to become a truly intelligent enterprise, including how to identify the right applications for AI, how to build a Center of Excellence to ...