About Us
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
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About Us

What We Do

OUR MISSION

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: work permits, permanent residency (PR), citizenship, loss of status; facilitating access to Government of Ireland consular services; sign-posting to returning home services.
  2. Employment Guidance and Resources: direction on resumes, applications, interview skills, networking, local labour markets, credential recognition, EI, taxation, temporary foreign worker protections
  3. Social Services Navigation and Associated Inequities: sign-posting to providers; mental-health and well-being awareness raising

CORE VALUES

  • Trust: leveraging and building 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

Cathy Murphy, Executive Director

Pauline Moss,  Administrative Assistant

Eilis Courtney, I/CAN-Van Client Liaison

Gillian Goulding, Vancouver Social Care Advisor and National Coordinator

Aoife Lyons, Toronto Social Care Advisor

Gerry O’Connor, Toronto Employment Seminar Facilitator

OFFICERS  
Dermot Muir, Chair
Stephen Smyth, Treasurer
Michael Hanna, Secretary

DIRECTORS
Geraldine O’Dowd
John Laughlin
Eithne Heffernan
Eric Keogh
Sinead Canavan
Alan Doyle
Owen Cartwright


New Arrivals Representatives

Aisling McDonald, Vancouver
Aoife Phelan, Toronto
Ondine Julyan, Calgary

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

Need a Job?

We:

  • host a LinkedIn page for networking and a Canada-wide community job-site
  • offer employment seminars in Toronto and Vancouver
  • 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

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.