Business Immigration Law Fundamentals 2016 - Show Me the Money


Course Date: October 14, 2016

Total: 5h 35min

Welcome and Introduction

Zool K. B. SulemanSuleman & Company, Vancouver

Business Immigration Options

• federal start-up visa option

o criteria
o application process
o tips for a successful application

• BC provincial option (BC PNP entrepreneur immigration)

o BC PNP operating context – history and trends 
o entrepreneur immigration registration criteria
o application process
o tips and common misunderstandings
o ideal candidate profile

Kimberley Branch – Program Manager, Entrepreneur Immigration Stream, BC Provincial Nominee Program, Vancouver
Paul Girodo, MBAEmpowered Startups, Vancouver
Robert LeongLowe & Company, Vancouver

Networking Break

Citizenship and Residency Issues

• the new Citizenship Act
• two classes of citizenship: appeals of revocation decisions

Rudolf J. KischerMaynard Kischer Stojicevic, Vancouver
Lorne WaldmanWaldman & Associates, Toronto

Networking Lunch (Provided)

Business Issues for Visitors and Permanent Residents

• when are visitors working in Canada
• when can permanent residents be employed abroad
• options for the independent  business persons
• owner operator LMIAs fact or fiction

Steve CareyAlexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP, Vancouver
James E. TurnerTurner Immigration Law, Victoria
Fadi YachouaEmbarkation Law Corporation, Vancouver

Tax Issues for Non-Residents

• tax filings in support of citizenship
• tax filings in support of sponsorship
• when is a permanent resident not a tax resident
• tax treaties

Gordon Caulder, CPA, CA – Lohn Caulder LLP Chartered Professional Accountants, Vancouver
Anna Hoang, CPA, CALohn Caulder LLP Chartered Professional Accountants, Vancouver
Shawn TryonThorsteinssons LLP, Vancouver

Networking Break 

How to Set Up a Business Immigration Practice

• retainers
• conflicts
• billing systems
• building relationships
• ethics

Jeremy Hessing-Lewis — Small Law, Vancouver
Victor IngSas & Ing Immigration Law, Vancouver
Marina L. SedaiSedai Law Office, Surrey

Closing Questions, Comments and Discussion 

Zool K. B. SulemanSuleman & Company, Vancouver