HR Power Lunch: REGISTRATION IS CLOSED Canada Immigration 101

Date and Time

Starts:05/09/2024 12:00 PM

Ends:05/09/2024 1:30 PM

Registration Closes:05/08/2024 8:00 AM

Event Type: Webinar Series

1.5 Hour(s)



HRPA Members: Free | Non-Members: $35

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Additional Information

HRPA Toronto Chapter is pleased to host this HR Power Lunch webinar.

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Canada Immigration 101 will address the essentials that every HR Professional should know. The presentation will provide a practical overview of the simplest and most efficient ways of hiring foreign nationals. With labour shortages in many sectors, HR Professionals and Global Mobility Teams are often frustrated in their attempts to recruit a Canadian or Permanent Resident for a particular position.

This presentation will address the challenge of properly staffing a business when you are unable to find a suitable Canadian or Permanent Resident candidate.

A Canadian Work Permit may be the solution that you have been looking for!


  • Review of the best Canadian Work Permit Options
  • What are the responsibilities of the the employer when hiring a foreign worker and what you need to know about compliance and inspections
  • Does it make sense to support your foreign working in a permanent residence application.


12:00 PM Welcome & Introductions
12:05 PM Presentation
1:30 PM Event Concludes

Registration Difficulties or Questions: Please reach out to our Chapter Experience Coordinator Tammy Williams at

Speaker bio(s)
Stephen Green, Partner

Stephen Green is one of the two Senior Partners at Green and Spiegel and is Certified as a Specialist in Immigration Law by The Law Society of Ontario. Stephen has been practising immigration law for 30 years and has extensive experience in all areas of Canadian immigration. Stephen has been identified for many years as a leading practitioner in immigration law. Stephen is considered a subject matter expert in the field, frequently asked to speak as a panelist, moderator and lecturer. Stephen has held the following positions: Invited by the Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada to attend the January 2017 roundtable and give feedback on the federal government’s new Global Skills Strategy. The roundtable was attended by important stakeholders such as the Toronto Financial Services Alliance, key government officials and subject matter experts in the field. The government’s new Global Skills Strategy was launched in June 2017 Director, Canada Employment Relocation Council 2015 – 2020; Co-Chair of The Law Society of Upper Canada’s Annual Immigration Law Summit for 5 years; Past Chair of the Citizenship and Immigration Section of the Canadian Bar Association; Past Chair, Citizenship and Immigration Section, Canadian Bar Association; Secretary (2006) and Treasurer (2007), Citizenship and Immigration Section, Canadian Bar Association of Ontario; Past Chair, Citizenship & Immigration Section, Canadian Bar Association of Ontario; Executive Committee of the Canadian Bar Association, Citizenship & Immigration Section, 1991 to 2011; Head Lecturer, Immigration Practices and Procedures Course, Seneca College, 1997 to 2010. Stephen’s expertise includes all areas of Canadian immigration law, specializing in corporate employee transfers, federal skilled worker applications, investor applications, work permits, and the Temporary Foreign Worker Program. Stephen also leads the Investment and Entrepreneur Department at the firm, which assists experienced business people and high net worth individuals to invest in Canada to obtain Permanent Residence. Stephen also has particular expertise in CUSMA confirmation exemptions, work permit approvals for strategic, expert and key professional employees and high level executives. Stephen’s clients range from the largest multinational corporations in the world to many start-up and entrepreneurial clients crossing all industries: IT, telecommunications, hospitality, transportation and consulting to name just a few. Stephen travels around the globe to speak to various business organizations and clients regarding Canadian immigration.

Ellie Slavens, Partner and LMIA Practice Director

Ellie Slavens is a Partner and the Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) Practice Director at Green and Spiegel LLP in Toronto. Ellie’s practice covers all areas of Canadian immigration law including applications for temporary work permits, study permits, visitor visas, as well as applications for Permanent Residence through the Express Entry and Provincial Nominee Programs. Ellie is experienced in Labour Market Impact Assessment applications, Compliance Reviews under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program, and Inspections under the International Mobility Program. She is also able to assist clients in overcoming criminal and medical inadmissibility issues through applications for temporary resident permits and criminal rehabilitation.

Terri Oliver

Terri Oliver is a career Global Mobility professional and very proud of the diverse experience she has attained over her 25+ year career at multinational organizations, including the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, McCain Foods, KPMG, Manulife, Nortel Networks, and Siemens. Her expertise resides in the specialized requirements to ensure we have the right talent, in the right place, at the right time. This includes the development of strategic talent mobility programs, global compensation methodologies, considerations for pension, social security and benefits, while managing immigration & income tax compliance. She holds memberships and designations with CERC and ERC, and the RECO. She possesses a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration and HR Management from York University, a real estate broker's license, the designation of Certified Global Mobility Professional (CGMP), and the Global Mobility Specialist - Strategic Talent Mobility (GMS-T) designation with ERC. She sits on the CERC Government Relations Committees for Immigration and Income Tax, and is a former member of the CERC Board of Directors, and has presented and submitted articles for CERC and ERC, the Ontario Bar Association, Workforce Mobility magazine, Canadian HR Reporter, Federated Press, and the Canadian Management Professionals Association.