Dana Wagner

Dana Wagner

Canada Lead, Talent Beyond Boundaries

Dana Wagner is the Canada Lead with Talent Beyond Boundaries, a non-profit working to open labour mobility pathways for refugees. She previously worked with Canadian Independent Senator Ratna Omidvar, the Global Diversity Exchange, Maytree, and the International Organization for Migration (IOM). Dana is a board member of Jumpstart, co-founder of the non-partisan political fact-checker FactsCan, and a fellow of the Young Policy Network on Migration, a network convened by the Swiss Forum for Migration and Population Studies and The German Marshall Fund of the United States. Dana is a co-author of Flight and Freedom: Stories of Escape to Canada (Between the Lines, 2015). She earned a Master of Global Affairs from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Journalism from Carleton University. She has worked in Toronto, Ottawa, Hanoi, and Nairobi.

Breakout 3: Addressing the Refugee Crisis through Skilled Labour Mobility

Civic Centre

As part of a new pilot called the Economic Mobility Pathways Project (EMPP), Canada is exploring labour mobility for refugees as a way of addressing the global refugee crisis. This solution would enable a wide variety of employers – but particularly those in the Information Technology sector – to hire refugees from outside Canada as […]