Working Your Way Into Canada 2019

Course Date: October 25, 2019

Full Course Materials
Total: 5h 13min
Total Ethics: 1h 5min

Welcome and Land Acknowledgement

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

Work Permit Strategies for Entrepreneurs

  • long-term immigration strategies for entrepreneurs, from initial consultation, through work permits and starting businesses, to becoming permanent residents
  • options: owner-operator labour market impact assessments, intra-company transferees for start-ups, significant benefit work permits, treaty investors, and more
  • evaluating applicants using a full immigration lifecycle approach
  • best practices for advising and representing entrepreneur clients, including how to make use of emerging technologies

Kyle C. Hyndman (moderator) McCrea Immigration Law, Vancouver
Robert Leong  Lowe & Company, Vancouver
Jae-Yeon Lim Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, Vancouver


Client Service and Technology

  • using practice management and case management software
  • top hacks and essentials
  • communicating with clients and managing expectations

Kyle C. Hyndman and Ryan N. Rosenberg (moderators) McCrea Immigration Law, Vancouver and Larlee Rosenberg, Vancouver
Silvia Macedo McCrea Immigration Law, Vancouver
Vivian Yuen Electronic Arts Canada, Burnaby

Networking Lunch (Provided)

Understanding and Utilizing the CPTPP and the CETA

  • overview and general requirements
  • strategic advantages
  • limitations and comparisons to other agreements
  • best practices, tips, and policy put into practice
  • how and where to file and extend

Ryan N. Rosenberg (moderator) Larlee Rosenberg, Vancouver
Sharon An Manager, Tax, PwC Law LLP, Vancouver
Helen Park Dentons Canada LLP, Vancouver


Using the BC PNP to Its Full Potential

  • opportunities and limitations to pursuing a nomination for an initial work permit, including similarities and differences to an LMIA
  • how to advise clients effectively about PNP assessments, when to use the skills immigration streams, and tracking BC PNP draws
  • avoiding pitfalls in express entry and PNP profiles and preventing rejections
  • municipal business licence challenges
  • BC Property Transfer Tax challenges
  • waiting out for the PR approval

Craig Natsuhara (moderator) EY Law LLP, Vancouver
Victor Ing  Sas & Ing Immigration Law, Vancouver
Benton Mischuk Sheffman & Company, Victoria