Working Your Way Into Canada 2017


Course Date: October 13, 2017

Total: 5h 39min

Welcome and Introduction

Kyle C. Hyndman — McCrea Immigration Law, Vancouver
Craig Natsuhara — EY Law LLP, Vancouver
Ryan N. Rosenberg — Larlee Rosenberg, Vancouver

Global Skills Strategy 

  • overview of the Global Skills Strategy
  • taking advantage of the short-term work permit exemption
  • eligibility for two-week work permit processing
  • accessing the dedicated service channel

Moderator: Kyle C. Hyndman — McCrea Immigration Law, Vancouver
Pavan Dhillon — Seyfarth Shaw LLP, San Francisco

Susan Martyn — PwC Law LLP, Vancouver

Ethics and Practice Management Discussion 

Kyle C. Hyndman — McCrea Immigration Law, Vancouver
Craig Natsuhara — EY Law LLP, Vancouver
Ryan N. Rosenberg — Larlee Rosenberg, Vancouver

Networking Break 

Global Talent Stream 

  • qualifying for the program – designated partners and occupations list
  • understanding “unique and specialized talent”
  • procedures and special requirements
  • completing and complying with Labour Market Benefits Plan

Moderator: Kyle C. Hyndman — McCrea Immigration Law, Vancouver
Helen Park — Dentons Canada LLP, Vancouver

Joshua B. Sohn — Guberman Garson LLP, Vancouver

Ethics and Practice Management Discussion 

Kyle C. Hyndman — McCrea Immigration Law, Vancouver
Craig Natsuhara — EY Law LLP, Vancouver
Ryan N. Rosenberg — Larlee Rosenberg, Vancouver

Networking Lunch (Provided)

Labour Market Impact Assessments (LMIAs)

  • preparing for success: mapping out an LMIA application
  • how to best utilize variations to minimum advertising requirements
  • dealing with atypical situations, such as foreign employers, foreign currencies, above-median prevailing wages, and others

Moderator: Ryan N. Rosenberg — Larlee Rosenberg, Vancouver
Meika C. Lalonde — McCrea Immigration Law, Vancouver
Ryan S. Neely — Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP, Kelowna & Vancouver

Ethics and Practice Management Discussion 

Kyle C. Hyndman — McCrea Immigration Law, Vancouver
Craig Natsuhara — EY Law LLP, Vancouver
Ryan N. Rosenberg — Larlee Rosenberg, Vancouver

Networking Break 

Employer Compliance — Best Practices Pre-Audit 

  • how best to complete Offers of Employment and LMIA application forms regarding occupation, duties, wages, and benefits, to prevent issues upon audit
  • meeting employment law requirements
  • best practices from the employer’s perspective
  • special situations including foreign employers, wages, and benefits paid in part by both the foreign and Canadian operations

Moderator: Craig Natsuhara — EY Law LLP, Vancouver
Reut Amit Singleton Urquhart LLP, Vancouver
Brendan DawesSingleton Urquhart LLP, Vancouver

Vivian Yuen — Electronic Arts Canada, Burnaby 

Ethics and Practice Management Discussion 

Kyle C. Hyndman — McCrea Immigration Law, Vancouver
Craig Natsuhara — EY Law LLP, Vancouver
Ryan N. Rosenberg — Larlee Rosenberg, Vancouver

Employer Compliance — How to Respond to an Audit 

  • how to respond to audits to shorten the processing time
  • how to properly address potential violations concerning the wage, hours worked, and benefits provided
  • how to deal with tough inspections, including how to litigate such cases

Moderator: Craig Natsuhara — EY Law LLP, Vancouver
Steven Meurrens — Larlee Rosenberg, Vancouver
Vivian YuenElectronic Arts Canada, Burnaby

Ethics and Practice Management Discussion 

Kyle C. Hyndman — McCrea Immigration Law, Vancouver
Craig Natsuhara — EY Law LLP, Vancouver
Ryan N. Rosenberg — Larlee Rosenberg, Vancouver