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Canada’s Changing Immigration Landscape and What it means for your Business: Ottawa
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Canada’s Changing Immigration Landscape and What it means for your Business

When: Tuesday, April 17, 2018
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Residence Inn By Marriott Ottawa
161 Laurier Avenue West
Ottawa, Ontario  K1P 5J2
Contact: Alison Brett
416 593 9812

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In the most recent Global Mobility Survey conducted by Ipsos Public Research for the Canadian Employee Relocation Council (CERC), Canada jumped into second spot as the most preferred destination for global talent.


With its progressive immigration systems, Canada is well positioned as a top destination for global talent. The challenge for employers is to understand the various pathways available to them to secure international talent. 


Attend this symposium and hear from senior government officials, leading immigration experts and seasoned HR executives, about how to best access Canada’s immigration system to expedite the recruitment of global talent and the transfer of key personnel for your organization.


Key take-a-ways:

·         Learn more about the future of NAFTA

·         Learn which immigration program to use and when

·         Reduce risk exposure for your organization and its employees by learning more about immigration compliance obligations

·         Understand the key differences between the Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) and Labour Market Benefit Plan (LMBP) requirements

·         Dialogue with immigration policy makers from the federal and provincial governments

·         Get the latest insights about global immigration trends




8:00        Registration and networking breakfast


8:30        Welcome and opening remarks: Stephen Cryne, President & CEO CERC


8:45        NAFTA Update

                Sarah Phillips, Deputy Director, Services Trade Policy Division, Global Affairs Canada (TBC)


9:20        Leveraging Canada’s Economic Immigration Programs

Global Skills Strategy: Peter Gibaut, A/ Assistant Director, Domestic Network
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada / Government of Canada

·    Global Talent Stream: Anamika Mona Nandy, Director Global Talent Stream, Temporary Foreign Workers Program, ESDC


10:15     Break


10:30     Pathways to Permanent Residency

·         Express Entry and Permanent Residency:  James Seyler, Employer Liaison Network Coordinator, International Network Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

·         Provincial Nominee Programs: Province of Ontario (TBC)


11:25     Reducing Corporate Risk: Best Practices in Immigration Compliance

                Jaqueline Bart, BartLAW Canadian Immigration Barristers & Solicitors


11:55     Closing remarks 


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