Return to the Workplace: Canadian Corporate Immigration in a Post-COVID World

OnDemand Webinars

Employers often need foreign talent, whether from their own foreign affiliates, or from outside their organization. Further, the Canadian immigration system has undergone, and continues to undergo, significant changes over time, which HR personnel need to be aware of in order to effectively achieve their goals.

In addition to the already complex and ever-changing system as set out above, COVID of course added a whole new layer. COVID-related entry regulations have changed significantly since March 2020, and continue to change.

This webinar discusses the practical aspects of bringing/transferring foreign workers to Canada, taking COVID issues into account, as well as stringent ongoing compliance requirements. Specific issues include LMIA considerations, LMIA exemptions, NAFTA and other international instruments, Intra-Company Transfers, and many other substantive issues, and again, the impact of COVID. Within these topics are changes that can greatly impact a corporation’s immigration requirements – such issues include the new Global Talent Stream, new treaties including CETA and the CPTPP, and changes to laws that will impact inadmissibility.

Attendees will leave with an understanding of the ‘big picture’ flow of the immigration system, as well as an understanding of the nuanced issues within the system that can make or break an application – along with strategies on how to overcome the obstacles. They will also be guided as to the implications of COVID, for both vaccinated, and unvaccinated foreign nationals.

This program will be of value to HR professionals at all levels, and will provide attendees with the tools they need to ensure that their organization can meet its ongoing immigration needs.

Who should attend:

This program will provide both strategic and tactical information and should be applicable to all levels of HR professionals, from working level to directors and above.

What you will learn:

  • Participants will be provided with information on requirements for vaccinated and unvaccinated business travellers/foreign workers, and compliance requirements (separate from general compliance requirements).
  • Participants will leave with an understanding of the COVID-related requirements. Quarantine, and/or other measures, are still required in some instances.


Benjamin Kranc, Principal

Benjamin Kranc (pronounced ‘Krantz’) is principal of Kranc Associates, a boutique corporate immigration law firm, with global affiliations.

Mr. Kranc has practiced law since 1988 and has been Certified as a Specialist in Immigration Law by the Law Society of Ontario since 1997. Mr. Kranc’s practice focuses on Canadian corporate immigration law.

Among other credentials, Mr. Kranc is the author of ‘North American Relocation Law’ (Thomson Reuters), and lectures at the University of British Columbia Immigration Practitioner Program. He has spoken about Canadian immigration law for various organizations including the Law Society of Ontario, the Canadian Employee Relocation Council, and HRPA.