ILAC recently sponsored the “10 Most Influential Hispanic Canadians,” hosted by Canada’s Immigration Minister Chris Alexander and Mr. Ian Troop, CEO of the 2015 Pan Am Games for Toronto.
Since 2007 this event has recognized 70 Hispanics from eight provinces and 15 countries of origin. ILAC’s Director Bernardo Riveros was honoured last year and on hand to congratulate this year’s winners.
In his speech Immigration Minister Chris Alexander recognized ILAC’s efforts in the immigration process, commenting “we are proud to be partners,” and referred to the school as a “leading member of that private sector group” that attracts international talent.
Mr. Alexander also stated that language schools like ILAC are “a key part of the immigration process” and contribute meaningfully to ensure that Canada “continues to be a beacon in the world; a pole of attraction for the world.”
The event was attended by 300 executives, media, diplomats, past winners and community members and was organized by the Canadian Hispanic Business Alliance, a private sector social enterprise. Other sponsors included Copa Airlines, Ingle Insurance, York University, TLN TV, Andes Travel, Seneca College and The Embassy of Colombia.