Corinne Prince first joined Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) in 2008 as the Director General of the Foreign Credentials Referral Office. She served as the Director General of the Settlement and Integration Policy Branch with IRCC from January 2013 until 2020, a role that expanded her network to settlement partners across Canada. Beginning in the fall of 2020, Corinne became the Director General for Francophone Immigration and Official Languages Part VII, within the Settlement and Integration Sector, and shepherded IRCC’s amendments to the Official Languages Act through to tabling.
In the fall of 2021, during Canada’s effort to resettle at least 40,000 Afghan refugees, Corinne was named Director General of the Afghanistan Settlement Branch with a mandate to lead in-Canada (re)settlement activities for Afghan refugees by bringing together national resettlement operations and policy into a single integrated organization. And, since January of 2022, Corinne has added the reception and settlement of Ukrainian nationals and their families to her plate. In the spring of 2022, Corinne received the federal Partnership award from the Association of Professional Executives of the Public Service of Canada (APEX) for her ability to work with stakeholders, tap into the goodwill of Canadians, including civil society and veterans groups, in support of the incoming cohort of Afghan refugees.
Prior to joining IRCC, Corinne spent many years at the federal labour market department – then known as Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) – now known as ESDC – managing a number of programs including the Foreign Credential Recognition Program, Labour Mobility programming, the Going to Canada Immigration Portal, the Temporary Foreign Worker Program, the National Occupational Classification system, Labour Market Information, Career information and Essential Skills programming. In the early 90’s, Corinne managed the transformation of the Canada Student Loans Program at the department of Secretary of State.
Corinne graduated with a Bachelor of Social Science from the University of Ottawa in 1985 and received her Bachelor of Laws from the University of Calgary in 1991. She was called to the Ontario bar In 1994 and articled with the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC).
Corinne grew up on a grain farm in northern Saskatchewan and now makes her home in the Ottawa Valley with her partner.