Immigration Symposia Presentations
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April 17, 2018:  Ottawa Symposium

Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program Economic Immigration
Jack Kim, Senior Manager/ Lawyer
Fragomen (Canada) Co.

Employer Compliance Best Practices
Jacqueline R. Bart, Certified Immigration Specialist by the Law Society of Upper Canada
BartLAW Canadian Immigration

Immigration Pathways for Skilled Workers
James Seyler
Employer Liaison Network

Global Talent Stream: Update to CERC
Employment and Social Development Canada

Global Skills Strategy: Overview and Update for CERC
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada


Vancouver February 28: Canada’s Changing Immigration Landscape and What it means for your Business


Perspectives on Global Immigration Trends, Brexit, CETA, NAFTA and more
Marina L. Sedai, Senior Manager, Immigration Lawyer Guberman Garson LLP Immigration Law

NAFTA Update Sheila Snyder, Partner PwC Law LLP

Global Skills Strategy: Annie Lafleur, Senior Program Advisor, Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada
Global Talent Stream: Craig Natsuhara, EY LLP

Express Entry and Permanent Residency:  Kyle Hyndman, Partner, McCrea Immigration Law
Provincial Nominee Programs: Pamela Radcliffe Senior Program Manager and David Whibley, Director of Skills Immigration, BC Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP)

Reducing Corporate Risk: Best practices in immigration compliance inspections; Steven Meurrens, Partner, Larlee Rosenberg, Barristers & Solicitors


Thursday November 29, 2017: Canada’s Changing Immigration Landscape and What it means for your Business


Welcome and Opening Remarks - Stephen Cryne, President & CEO, CERC

Perspectives on Global Immigration Trends - Irene Boccardo, Director of Global Operations – EMEA, Newland Chase


Leveraging Canada’s Economic Immigration Programs

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

·         Global Skills Strategy: Peter Gibaut, Program Advisor, Global Skills Strategy, IRCC


Pathways to Permanent Residency

Express Entry and Permanent Residency:

Steven Owen, Employer Liaison Officer, IRCC

Provincial Nominee Programs: 

Michael Reid, Assistant Deputy Minister, Ontario Provincial Nominee Program, Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration

Tales from the Trenches

  • Donna Habsha PwC LLP
  • Jack Kim, Partner, Fragomen LLP
  • Stephen Green, Partner, Green and Spiegel
  • Felix Hau, Senior Associate Lawyer, Ernst & Young LLP


NAFTA Update

  • Sarah Phillips, Deputy Director, Services Trade Policy Division, Global Affairs Canada
  • Lynn Shotwell, Executive Director, Council For Global Immigration


Crossing the Canada / US Border – Tips for Avoiding the Headaches

Evan Green, Partner Green and Spiegel


Canada / EU Comprehensive Trade Agreement (CETA) - New Rules for Temporary Entry

Matthew Kronby, Partner Bennett Jones


U.S. Consulate Update: Juan A. Alsace, Consul General, U.S. Consulate General Toronto

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