Vancouver Symposium Agenda
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CERC Symposium Agenda

Vancouver April 17


8:00        Registration


8:30        Welcome and opening remarks:


8:45        Hot topics and trends in immigration and international travel:

  • From cannabis legalization to changes to Canada’s criminal code what’s at stake for your organization and its mobile workforce
  • CBP search of electronic devices when travelling to the US
  • How the restrictive US immigration environment is enticing US companies to expand to Canada 

Sheila Snyder, Partner PwC Law LLP


9:30        Open for business: What Canada’s new trade agreements mean for your mobility

  • International Agreements in the Canadian immigration context:
    • What, When, and How does it affect my business?

Susan Martyn, Director - Immigration Law. PwC Law LLP

Tim Hunsley, Assistant Director, Trade Policy and Negotiations 
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada 

Sarah Phillips, Deputy Director, Global Affairs Canada

10:15     Break

10:30     From TFWP to PNP which stream is best for your company in accessing international

          Panel discussion:

          Moderator: Jonathan Leebosh, Partner, EY Law LLP
          Heather Michaud, Employer Liaison outreach officer IRCC
          Vivian Chan, Senior Program Development Officer, Program Delivery Branch,
          Service Canada
          Mindy Nannar, Acting Manager of Program Development and Promotion,
          BC Provincial  Nominee Program (BC PNP)


11:15     Managing a global compliance program 

  • What are the complexities across different jurisdictions?
  • Best practices in Canada

Richard Kurland, Policy Analyst and Lawyer, Kurland Tobe Immigration Law


11:55     Closing remarks


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