Immigration Nation: Tackling Canada’s Labour Shortage with Skilled Newcomers
Roundtable Luncheon with The Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship
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The Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship
The Honourable Sean Fraser was first elected as the Member of Parliament for Central Nova in 2015.
Minister Fraser previously served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance and to the Minister of Middle Class Prosperity and Associate Minister of Finance from 2019 to 2021, and as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change from 2018 to 2019. In 2021, he also served concurrently as Parliamentary Secretary to the Deputy Prime Minister.
Before entering politics, Minister Fraser had a successful legal career with one of Canada’s top-ranked law firms, where he practiced commercial litigation and international dispute resolution.
He is a long-time volunteer, having served as the Vice-President of a local branch of the United Nations Association in Canada, acted as a Research Fellow with the Centre for International Sustainable Development Law, and provided pro bono legal services to the local BGC Club and vulnerable community members.
In 2022, Minister Fraser was named by the World Economic Forum as one of the year’s Young Global Leaders. Each year, the forum recognizes individuals under the age of 40 who are making a positive difference. Minister Fraser is in the company of 109 other young leaders, representing 42 different countries.
Minister Fraser holds a law degree from Dalhousie University, a Master’s degree in Public International Law from Leiden University in the Netherlands, and a Bachelor of Science from St. Francis Xavier University.
Minister Fraser grew up in Pictou County, and has family throughout the Town and County of Antigonish. He enjoys spending time in Central Nova with his wife, Sarah, and their children, Molly and Jack.