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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 Cahill 

Geraldine O’Dowd

Shane McInerney

Eithne Heffernan
Micheal O’Rourke

Clare Timoney Vancouver New Arrivals’ Rep

Tadhg Kieran Toronto New Arrivals’ Rep

What We Offer

I/CAN gives information—not advice. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada is your main resource. I/CAN has no immigration lawyers or consultants on staff.  Contact with I/CAN cannot be seen to replace legal/professional advice.


We provide:

  • information on work permits, permanent residency, and citizenship
  • 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?


  • host a community jobs website www.irishjobs.ca
  • offer employment seminars in Toronto with information on resumes, applications, and networking
  • offer employment tips across Canada via FB and our Podcast series
  • post helpful leads on our news and FB pages


Need assistance completing applications?

We’ll help you to find the right application.  Ask us questions and we will endeavour to get you non-case-specific answers.  For in-depth assistance, if you choose to use an immigration representative IRCC advises you to use an authorized rep:

  • 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 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.