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About Us

What We Do

Established in December of 2011, the Irish Canadian Immigration Centre offers outreach and information in areas such as employment, social services, and immigration.


We are a not-for-profit organization.  There are no fees for our services.

Who We Are

Cathy Murphy, Executive Director

Tara Murphy,  Administrative Assistant


Dermot Muir, Chair
Kevin Kelly, Treasurer
Jane Noonan, Secretary
Lorraine Morley
Doodie CahillGeraldine O’DowdShane McInerney

Eithne Heffernan
Micheal O’Rourke New Arrivals’ Rep

What We Offer

I/CAN gives information—not advice. Citizenship and Immigration Canada is your main resource. I/CAN has no immigration lawyers or consultants on staff.


We provide:

  • information on work permits and permanent residency
  • seminars facilitated by volunteer specialists
  • essential guides and up-to-date news
  • helpful settlement links
  • direction to services in your community if you are in crisis
  • a witness for your passport application (in Toronto only)


Need a Job?


  • host a community jobs website www.irishjobs.ca
  • offer employment seminars with tips on resumes, applications, and networking
  • post helpful leads on our news and FB pages


Need assistance completing applications?

Ask us basic questions! For in-depth assistance, if you choose to use a representative CIC advises you to

use an authorized representative:

  • lawyers and paralegals who are members in good standing of a Canadian provincial or territorial law society
  • notaries who are members in good standing of the Chambre des notaires du Québec
  • immigration consultants who are members in good standing of the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council

Eamonn O’Loghlin

Inaugural Chair

Eamonn O’Loghlin was chair of I/CAN from December 2011 to December 2012. He led the committee that founded the centre and lobbied the Irish government and Irish community organizations across Canada for start-up funding. I/CAN was the final block in Eamonn’s far-reaching legacy—a legacy that will have a lasting and generative impact on this new wave of Irish immigrants to Canada.