Date: Thursday, July 24, 2014
Time: 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Location: Markham Convergence Centre, 7271 Warden Ave., Markham, ON, L3R 5X5
Cost: FREE – light breakfast included
– Michael Theriault, Investigator/Analyst, Ontario Ministry of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade
– Ronald S. Minken, B.A. (Hon.), LL.B., Minken Employment Lawyers
– Kenneth Ng, LL.B., B.A. (Hons.) – Independent Counsel, Barrister and Solicitor – practising in association with CDPC
– Chantal Desloges, Barrister and Solicitor – Founder and Law Firm Principal, Certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as: A Specialist in Citizenship and Immigration Law and a Specialist in Refugee Law
This session focused on further changes that have been made to the Labour Market Opinion (LMO) application process and the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) including:
- The recruitment process
- Legal rights and how they’re changing
- Risks and obligations of employers
Participants got an up-to-date overview of the many changes to the LMO requirements and application process. They gained insight into the increased minimum advertising and recruitment requirements and exemptions from this requirement, approximate processing times and how to prepare job market impact statements and transition plans for hiring foreign workers. Employer Compliance requirements under the TFWP and consequences of non-compliance were covered.
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