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Immigration 101 Seminar

Last week, I had the pleasure of conducting a seminar about the basics of business immigration dos and don’ts for a group of HR personnel.  This seminar, entitled “Immigration 101”, was a combination of both lecture and workshop, allowing the participants really grasp the importance of immigration law compliance when dealing with the hiring and continued employment of temporary foreign workers.

Some of the main topics covered on the course included outlining the major changes to immigration law pertaining to employers, some of the ways in which HR personnel can get themselves into trouble when dealing with temporary foreign workers, and using detailed scenarios to illustrate common situations which occur with immigration compliance and non-compliance.

This course, which is Human Resources Management Association of Manitoba (HRMAM) accredited, was three hours long and counted as three hours towards the Canadian Human Resources Professional’s Certified Professional Development requirements, with a registration fee of just $125 + GST for HRMAM members, and $150 + GST for non-members.

I am planning to conduct this same seminar again in the Fall of 2016.  For more details, check out the registration page here. If you want me to put you on the list to contact you in the Fall, please contact me at rrp@aikins.com

*This blog was co-written by Leanne Verreault, immigration legal assistant.


About Reis Pagtakhan

Reis Pagtakhan is an immigration law partner with MLT Aikins LLP. His extensive experience includes assisting businesses obtain temporary entry to Canada and permanent residency for their executives, employees and contractors from all over the world. Reis has lectured on and written papers on immigration law for the Law Society of Manitoba, the Manitoba Bar Association, the Human Resources Management Association of Manitoba, the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association, and the Community Legal Education Association of Manitoba. He has presented position papers before the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Immigration Department officials and Manitoba Labour and Immigration. He has written articles on immigration for the CBC, the Winnipeg Free Press, trade, industry and ethnic publications.


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