Working Your Way Into Canada 2013


Course Date: September 27, 2013

Total: 5h 43min

Welcome and Introduction

Veronica H. Cheng — Pacific Rim Immigration Law, Vancouver
Craig Natsuhara — Egan LLP, Vancouver
Ryan N. Rosenberg — Larlee Rosenberg, Vancouver

Advanced LMO Issues I

  • cutting the LMO red tape: managing application process, expediting applications, resolving unique situations (wage, foreign employers, hybrid NOCs, NOC identification, advertising exemptions)
  • owner operator LMOs

Laura Best — Embarkation Law Group, Vancouver
Steven Meurrens — Larlee Rosenberg, Vancouver
Matthew Wong — Senior Development Officer, Temporary Foreign Worker Program, Service Canada, Western-Territories Region, Vancouver

Ethics and Practice Management Discussion

Veronica H. Cheng — Pacific Rim Immigration Law, Vancouver
Craig Natsuhara — Egan LLP, Vancouver
Ryan N. Rosenberg — Larlee Rosenberg, Vancouver

Networking Break

Advanced LMO Issues II

  • compliance: genuine jobs, substantially the same, enforcement powers
  • proposed regulations of 8 June 2013

Gordon Maynard — Maynard Kischer Stojicevic, Vancouver
Denise A. Reid — Hearings Officer, Canada Border Services Agency, Vancouver
Joshua B. Sohn — Embarkation Law Group, Vancouver

Ethics and Practice Management Discussion

Veronica H. Cheng — Pacific Rim Immigration Law, Vancouver
Craig Natsuhara — Egan LLP, Vancouver
Ryan N. Rosenberg — Larlee Rosenberg, Vancouver

Lunch with Featured Speakers: "HD Mining Case Study—Lessons from 'Construction & Specialized Workers Union et al. v. Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Canada et al.' "

Stephen Hunt — Director, United Steelworkers District 3, Burnaby
Alex Stojicevic — Maynard Kischer Stojicevic, Vancouver

Foreign Worker Potpourri

  • taxation issues for foreign workers and employers
  • contractual drafting issues for foreign workers
  • notice period extension problems for foreign workers
  • human rights issue

Eddy Brummelhuis — Senior Manager, Tax Services, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Vancouver
Jonas A. McKay — Hamilton Howell Bain & Gould, Vancouver
Clea F. Parfitt — Barrister & Solicitor, Vancouver
Frederick Wynne — Hamilton Howell Bain & Gould, Vancouver

Networking Break

Work Permit Application Assembly

  • online applications
  • port of entry applications
  • LMO exemption oddball issues: ICT Wages, bridge vs. pnp, reciprocal employment
  • four-year cap
  • authorized representatives—the role of lawyers, consultants, and other "advisors" in immigration applications and proceedings

Jonathan Leebosh — Egan LLP, Vancouver
Robert Leong — Lowe & Company, Vancouver
Deanna L. Okun-Nachoff — McCrea & Associates, Vancouver
Helen Park — Dentons Canada LLP, Vancouver

Ethics and Practice Management Discussion

Veronica H. Cheng — Pacific Rim Immigration Law, Vancouver
Craig Natsuhara — Egan LLP, Vancouver
Ryan N. Rosenberg — Larlee Rosenberg, Vancouver