Barrie: IN-PERSON A Passport to Effective Foreign Worker Recruitment and Transfer: Understanding Canadian Immigration

Date and Time

Starts:01/23/2024 5:30 PM

Ends:01/23/2024 8:30 PM

Registration Closes:01/15/2024 11:59 PM

Event Type: Professional Development

1.5 CPD Hour(s)

Tangle Creek Golf and Country Club 4730 Sideroad #25 Thornton, ON


HRPA Members: Free | Student Non-members with Promo Code: Free | Non-Members: $65

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Additional Information

Online registration is required. A $35 + tax “no show/late cancellation” fee will be charged if cancellation is not provided to at least 3 business days in advance. Registrations will not be accepted at the door.

5:30 – 6:00 PM Registration and Networking
6:00 – 7:00 PM Dinner
7:00 – 8:30 PM Speaker Presentation
8:30 PM Event Concludes

Event Sponsor

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 navigate the obstacles faced, and opportunities available, in achieving their goals.

In addition to the already complex and ever-changing system as set out above, Canada has recently created a number of new initiatives that HR should be aware of, including various streams for talent in the Tech sector, among others.

This seminar discusses the practical aspects of bringing/transferring foreign workers to Canada, as well as stringent ongoing compliance requirements. Specific issues include:

  • LMIA considerations;
  • LMIA exemptions;
  • CUSMA and other international instruments;
  • Intra-Company Transfers;
  • Reciprocal Benefit;
  • Tech Talent Strategies (New!);
  • Compliance;
  • and many other substantive issues.

Within these topics are changes that can greatly impact a corporation’s immigration requirements – such issues include the Global Talent Stream within the LMIA space, new treaties including CETA, CUKTCA, and CPTPP, and changes to laws that will impact compliance.

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.

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.

Learning Objectives:

  • Substantive Issues/Fundamental Understanding of Canadian immigration system
  • Labour Market Impact Assessments (LMIAs)
  • LMIA Exemptions
  • Work Permit Exemptions
  • Procedural Issues
  • Immigration Compliance

A “no show/late cancellation” fee will be charged if cancellation is not provided to at least 3 business days in advance.

Registrations will NOT be accepted at the door.

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Speaker bio(s)
Benjamin Kranc, Principal

Ben Kranc (pronounced ‘Krantz’) is principal of Kranc Associates, a Toronto corporate immigration law firm. Ben holds a B.A. (Honours) in Computer Science from York University (1983), and a LL.B. from the University of Western Ontario (1986). He was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1988 and certified as a Specialist in Immigration Law by the Law Society of Ontario in 1997. Ben practices Canadian immigration law, with an emphasis on corporate and business matters. Ben is the author of ‘North American Relocation Law’, and other immigration titles, as well as a contributor to professional periodicals including The Law Times, Immigration and Citizenship Bulletin, and International Human Resources Update. He has taught immigration law at the University of British Columbia, and has spoken for various organizations including the Human Resources Professional Association, the Canadian Employee Relocation Council, and the American Immigration Lawyers Association.