Annual Sponsor: SAS (Canada)

In 1988, SAS opened its physical operation in Canada. SAS (Canada) has many long-standing customer relationships and recently celebrated 25th anniversaries with RBC, Bell Canada, CIBC and BMO. SAS Canada employs industry experts to ensure that our business solutions align and solve our customers’ business problems. Headquartered in Toronto, SAS Canada employs more than 300 people across the country at its Calgary, Montreal, Ottawa, and Toronto offices.

The SAS Canada headquarters at 280 King Street East is Canada’s first LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)-certified new commercial office building. Awarded LEED Silver certification, the building meets all of LEED Canada’s criteria for environmentally innovative building methods. In 2008, the SAS Canada building consumed over 65% less energy than the equivalent typical Ontario office building. It continues to serve as a model both for City of Toronto planners and other companies interested in green architecture.

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Sister Association: East China Immigrants Society of Edmonton


East China Immigrants Society of Edmonton (ECISE) is a non-profit, non-political and non-religious organization in Edmonton. The members mainly came from  Shanghai, Jiangsu and Zhejiang provinces and their friends. It was established in 2005.
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Immigration Community Alberta Network Association (ICAN)

ICAN (Immigration Community Alberta Network Association) was established in 2014 and is a non-profit organization registered by the Alberta Provincial Government.
The purpose of the Association is to strengthen the relationships between Alberta Canada and New immigrants, to enhance fellowship, promote multi-culture, encourage social and cultural exchanges, and actively participate in social welfare activities. Strive for the interests and rights of New Immigrants. The simple expression is “Love Canada, integrate ethnicity and serve the immigrants.”