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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

Micheál O’Rourke, Social Care Advisor

Jane Jiang, Book-Keeper

Gerry O’Connor, Toronto Employment Seminar Facilitator (volunteer)

 

DIRECTORS
Kevin Kelly
Lorraine Morley
Doodie Cahill
Geraldine O’Dowd
Shane McInerney
Eithne Heffernan
Michael Hanna
New Arrivals Representatives

Clare Timoney, Vancouver

Tadhg Kieran, Toronto

 

OFFICERS  
Dermot Muir, Chair
Stephen Smyth, Treasurer
Jane Noonan, Secretary

What We Offer

I/CAN gives information—not advice. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada is your main resource for immigration matters.  Contact with I/CAN cannot be seen to replace legal/professional advice.

 

We provide:

  • information on work permits, permanent residency, and citizenship: we will sign-post to information–we cannot give case-specific advice or tell you which immigration stream to select
  • 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

 

Need a Job?

We:

  • host a Canada-wide community jobs website www.icanjobs.ca
  • offer employment seminars in Toronto with information on resumes, applications, salary negotiations, and networking
  • direct to professional Irish networking organizations across Canada
  • offer employment tips via Facebook and Podcasts
  • post helpful leads and sector-specific info on our website news page and Facebook

 

Need assistance completing applications?

We’ll direct you to IRCC’s application forms.  Ask us questions and we will endeavour to get you non-case-specific information.  For in-depth assistance, if you choose to use a lawyer or immigration representative, IRCC can help you to understand what constitutes 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

 

Immigration Fraud Warning

IRCC tips on how to avoid being a victim of fraud

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 is a significant aspect of Eamonn’s far-reaching legacy—a legacy that will have a lasting and generative impact on this new wave of Irish immigrants to Canada.