About Us - ICAN
At I/CAN we offer outreach and information in areas such as employment, social services, and immigration. Helping Irish in Canada since 2011.
Irish Canadian Immigration Centre, employment information, Irish Diaspora, Irish societies, Irish Canadian Immigration
page-template,page-template-full_width,page-template-full_width-php,page,page-id-15362,bridge-core-3.1.3,cookies-not-set,qode-page-transition-enabled,ajax_fade,page_not_loaded,,no_animation_on_touch,hide_top_bar_on_mobile_header,qode-theme-ver-30.2,qode-theme-bridge,wpb-js-composer js-comp-ver-7.3,vc_responsive

About Us

What We Do


The Eamonn O’Loghlin Irish Canadian Immigration Centre assists Irish diaspora from across the island of Ireland, offering outreach and information, nationally, in 3 key areas:

  1. Immigration System Navigation
  2. Employment Guidance and Resources
  3. Social Services Navigation


  • Trust: leveraging and building on our reputation (Toronto Star Readers’ Choice Awards 2020 Diamond Winner—Best Learning Centre; 10-year anniversary 2022)
  • Awareness and Understanding: of the evolving needs of Irish diaspora
  • Collaboration: with stakeholders across governments and communities
  • Diversity: recognizing non-traditional diasporas and the myriad complexities of Irishness

Who We Are

Look back with us on ten years of operations: Ten Year Report



Cathy Murphy, Executive Director

Michelle Perry, Administrative Assistant

Gillian Goulding, Social Care Advisor

Rhonda McDowell, Career Resources Advisor


Dermot Muir, Chair
Michael Hanna, Treasurer
Gemma Healy-Murphy, Secretary

Geraldine O’Dowd
John Laughlin
Eithne Heffernan
Eric Keogh
Sinead Canavan
Alan Doyle
Owen Cartwright
Tom Martin
Tracey Lyng

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.   Read I/CAN’s Privacy Policy here

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 / webinars facilitated by specialists
  • essential guides and up-to-date news
  • settlement info
  • well-being services

Need a Job?


  • host a LinkedIn group for networking
  • offer regular employment webinars with critical tips and tools
  • direct to professional Irish networking organizations across Canada
  • provide employment guides on our website
  • post jobs from corporate partners on Facebook and LinkedIn

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

IRCC tips on how to avoid being a victim of fraud

How We Do It

We receive core funding from The Government of Ireland’s Emigrant Support Program, a tangible expression of the Government’s support of, commitment to, and interest in the global Irish community. Since 2012, we have received an annual grant from the Irish Cultural Society of Toronto and in-kind support from The Ireland Funds Canada. The unwavering support of these founding members, along with the ICCCTO and the Canadian GAA, emboldens our work. Visit our home page to see the many project and program supporters who partner with us throughout the year.

EAMONN O’LOGHLIN - Inaugural Chair

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.