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Immigration Updates: Identifying Opportunities and Mitigating Risks (On-demand)

Location: Online

Program Summary:

(Original broadcast date: January 16, 2018.)

We have seen significant changes to the Canadian immigration system including a much stronger enforcement system for ensuring employer compliance. This webinar will look at important changes while highlighting opportunities and how employers can mitigate the risks.

We will cover the full spectrum of an immigration file including:
  • Various types of Work permits
  • Compliance Reviews
  • Considerations for permanent residence
Who should take this course:

  • Human Resource Managers and Staff or anyone engaged in the recruitment and hiring of foreign workers.
About the presenters:
Marina Sedai Marina Sedai is the Vancouver office Managing Lawyer. Marina has practiced exclusively immigration and citizenship law since being called to the bar in 2005, representing businesses, individuals, and families. She is the Vice-Chair for the Canadian Bar Association Immigration Section and will be the national Chair in 2018-2019.

Marina is a frequent public speaker on immigration in the legal community and at other public events, and was also a University of British Columbia immigration practitioner program instructor for four years until 2014, where she taught a variety of courses, including Business Immigration and Inadmissibilities.
Joshua Sohn Joshua Sohn is a lawyer at Guberman Garson LLP Immigration Law. He has been practising Canadian immigration and citizenship law for over 24 years. He provides advice to individuals, small businesses, and multinational corporations. He works closely with HR Managers and Staff in the preparation of work permits, compliance and permanent resident applications. In addition to work permits and permanent residency applications, Joshua also advises on issues related to criminal inadmissibility for immigration purposes. He is a past-Chair of the Canadian Bar Association’s National Immigration Law Section and past Legal Services Representative on the Joint Federal – Provincial Immigration Advisory Council.

Registration Fees


Member $19.99
Non-Member $39.99
• Both registration and payment are required for every person accessing this course. You must provide your CPHR BC & Yukon Member ID to receive member pricing.

• Questions about registration or receipt can be directed to pd@cphrbc.ca.

CPD hours
1.5 • Labour & Employee Relations
All pricing excludes applicable taxes. HST/GST # 119446714