Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) continues to make employer compliance with Canadian immigration laws a key priority. CIC recently implemented the new Employer Portal for collecting audit and compliance data for certain work permit applications. The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is also doing its part to ensure that travelers to Canada are not improperly entering as Business Visitors and closely scrutinizing travelers’ intent for evidence of professional activities in Canada, while the United States Customs and Border Protection (US CBP) department on the other side of the border continues to be vigilant in enforcing immigration laws and addressing security concerns.
This Master Series Class, in partnership with Fragomen (Canada) Co., provides an immigration-focused program that will pinpoint key issues for employers and their employees when crossing borders and preparing them for the increased scrutiny and compliance-related audits on the immigration landscape. We will examine cross-border travel, permissible business visitor activities, how the Employer Portal will collect data that will be used to hold employers accountable for compliance and new registration requirements for certain nationals. Finally, the presenters will provide a brief summary of new legislative and policy initiatives that are relevant to any employers recruiting foreign nationals. The program will be interactive with opportunities for questions and discussion.
Summary of topics to be covered:
- Implementation of and Issues with the new Citizenship and Immigration Canada Employer Portal
- Business Visitors and Frequent Travelers
- Surviving Increased Scrutiny at the U.S. – Canada Border
- New Requirements for Visa Waiver Travelers
This program is ideal for in-house counsel, staff mobility, travel or human resource specialists and other individuals who are interested in the employment immigration process. The program is also for newcomers to the immigration process and seasoned immigration employment professionals.
Professionals who manage mobility for their company's employees.
Questions? Please contact Julie Pavlik at jpavlik@WorldwideERC.org
7:30 am – 8:30 am: Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 am – 10:00 am: Programming
10:00 am – 10:15 am: Refreshment Break
10:15 am – 12:00 pm: Programming
12:00 pm: Adjourn
Renaissance Toronto Downtown Hotel
One Blue Jays Way, Toronto, ON M5V IJ4
David Crawford, Partner
David is the Managing Partner of the Fragomen (Canada) Co. office in Toronto. David has extensive experience in providing immigration advice and assistance to businesses from a wide range of industry sectors, including telecommunications and information technology, engineering, banking and financial services, manufacturing, retail, education, oil and gas and professional services.
Audrea Golding, Partner
Audrea joined Fragomen Worldwide in 2000 and represents multinational corporations in the aerospace, automotive, engineering, information technology and professional services industries, managing the transfer of clients’ employees and executives and supporting their global mobility programs. She has extensive experience with a wide variety of employment-based temporary and permanent visa categories, immigration compliance matters, as well as with family-based permanent residence applications and applications for U.S. citizenship. She regularly speaks to industry groups and legal organizations on immigration and procedure.
Jack Kim: Manager & Lawyer
Jack is a Manager in the Toronto office of Fragomen (Canada) Co. His practice consists of assisting clients with their inbound corporate immigration requirements, especially with regards to NAFTA Professionals and Intra-Company Transfers. Jack has assisted clients in a wide array of verticals, including the oil and gas, mining, financial/financial services, information technology, manufacturing and professional services industries.
Christopher Kim: Associate
Christopher is an Associate in Fragomen's Toronto office. His practice consists of assisting clients with respect to inbound corporate immigration requirements, particularly for NAFTA professionals and Intra-Company Transfers. He has represented individuals and organizations from various industries, including the finance, engineering, and information technology sectors.