Helping FWs transition from TR to PR: 6 CPD Hours
Event Date: This live webinar was conducted on May 25, 2023, from 10:30-17:15 (Eastern Time).
There was a total of 6 hours of live, interactive webinar time.
Although you will have these events in your account indefinitely, these videos will expire for CICC CPD purposes on the following dates.
Cost: $175 for this webinar video or part of our CPD Bundle.
Attendance: This event will be hosted by live webinar from our offices at 1555 Rue De La Visitation, Montreal (Quebec) H2L 3C2.
A video of the event will be available 24 hours after the event is concluded.
Organization: RCICCPD by ExamPreparation.ca.
This organization is a recognized CPD provider by the CICC and the Law Society of British Columbia.
Registration link: https://rciccpd.ca/product/fw_tr_pr/
Agenda: This is the breakdown of the upcoming event.
Event Title: Helping FWs transition from TR to PR: 6 CPD Hours
- Introducing RCIC Kyle Broda and RCIC Marjorie Quintos
- The importance of foreign workers to the Canadian economy
- The role of immigration laws in facilitating their transition to permanent residency
- Lessons learned from helping thousands of workers obtain work permits and permanent residency
Eligibility criteria for foreign nationals to obtain work permits
- Who can work in Canada
- Work Permit Exemptions
- Thinking bigger: Looking at PR options while representing someone for a work permit
The ins and outs of using the most popular pathways for foreign workers to obtain permanent residency
How work permit requirements compare to permanent residency requirements including language proficiency, education, work experience, and other factors
The role of employers in supporting their foreign workers’ transition to permanent residency, including providing letters of recommendation and support, and complying with employment standards and regulations
The typical processing times for applications for permanent residency
- Factors that can affect these timelines:
- The volume of applications
- Changes to immigration policies
- The complexity of individual applications
- Resources to help stay up-to-date on processing times and timelines
The importance of documentation and record-keeping for foreign workers seeking to transition to permanent residency
- Examples of the types of documentation that may be required:
- Employment contracts
- Tax records
- Language test results
- How to maintain accurate records throughout the process
Common issues and challenges that foreign workers may face when transitioning to permanent residency
- Poor planning
- Language barriers
- Difficulty obtaining supporting documentation
- Changes to immigration policies
- Strategies for addressing these issues and ensuring a successful transition to permanent residency
The role of LMIAs in the process of transitioning from a work permit to permanent residency
- The types of LMIA and the criteria for obtaining one
- Examples of situations where an LMIA may be required
- The steps involved in obtaining an LMIA
Eligibility criteria and application process of popular PNPs such as the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program and the Quebec Skilled Worker Program
Strategies for avoiding and resolving refusals and appeals
- Reasons why an application may be refused and the steps that can be taken to address these issues
- Options available to foreign workers if their application for permanent residency is refused
- Pros and cons of the appeals process
- Options for reapplying
- Recent changes to immigration policies
Options available for foreign workers/PRs to sponsor their family members for PR in Canada
- Family Class Sponsorship program
- Spouse or Common-Law Partner in Canada Class
- Eligibility requirements for sponsoring family members
- Planning ahead for the documentation required for the application process
- Considerations for when the family will join the foreign worker before or after PR
Avoiding Conflicts of Interest when potentially representing foreign workers for PR
- Section 15 of the CICC Code
- Examples of potential conflicts of interest
- Managing client expectations as per Section 22 of the CICC Code
- Not engaging in employee recruitment as per Section 17 of the CICC Code
Analyzing real-world scenarios to gain a deeper understanding of the challenges and considerations involved in transitioning from a work permit to permanent residency in Canada
- Scenarios 1-10 group discussion
- Each scenario will be discussed through:
- Context: the client’s background, the type of work permit they held, and the reason for their application for permanent residency.
- Analysis: the challenges and considerations that arise at each stage of the process. Discuss how the client’s circumstances affect their eligibility for permanent residency, and what steps they may need to take to address any issues.
- Possible outcomes: Potential outcomes and defining which factors could have positive and negative consequences on the strength of the client’s application.
The 5 Most Common Mistakes and Practical Solutions when working with foreign workers who want to obtain PR
Review and Conclusion