Work permits and transition to permanent residence under International Trade Agreements

Seminar ID
ION-2019-09-12A
Date and time
Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 09:00 EDT   see it in calendar
Presenters
Annsley Kesten
Annsley Kesten
presenter's bio
Clara Morrissey
Clara Morrissey
presenter's bio
Attendance
  • recording
Languages
  • in English
CPD hours
LSBC 3 CPD hours available until: 08.07.2020
Description

CETA

- Overview of agreement and signatories
- 4 temporary entry provisions: intra-company transferees; contractual service providers and independent professionals; investors; and business visitors
CETA: Business Visitors
CETA: Intra-Company Transferees (Senior Personnel and Specialists)
CETA: Investors

CPTPP

- Overview of treaty and signatories; ratification process
- Categories for temporary entry: business visitors; intra-corporate transferees; investors; and professionals and technicians.
CPTPP: Business Visitors (Work Permit Exempt)
CPTPP: Intra-Corporate Transferees
CPTPP: Investors
CPTPP: Professionals and Technicians

NAFTA/CUSMA

- Overview of current ratification timeline - signed on Nov 30, 2018; currently awaiting ratification
- CUSMA temporary entry provisions are largely unchanged from NAFTA
- Maintains the existing, reciprocal market access commitments covering four categories of business persons:
o Business Visitors;
o Traders/Investors;
o Intra-Company Transferees; and
o Professionals
- Overview of issues with NAFTA (professionals, temporary entry provision) that had been raised but were ultimately not incorporated into the new agreement.


Transitioning Clients from Temporary Status under CETA, CPTT and CUSMA to Permanent Status

- Overview of factors to consider in transitioning from temporary to permanent status:
o Client goals and circumstances
o Maintaining temporary status and travel
o Eligibility of accompanying dependents
o Selecting work permit strategy to facilitate permanent residence
o Ethical considerations when developing long-term strategy with clients
Intra-Company Transferees and Professionals:
- Minimum eligibility criteria for Express Entry: Federal Skilled Worker, Canadian Experience Class, and Federal Skilled Trades program
- The Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System
- The definition of “Arranged Employment”
- Senior Managers working in NOC 00 occupations
- Work Permit duration, implied status, and bridging work permits
- Provincial Nominee Program options for clients who have arranged employment but do not qualify for express entry
Investors and Business Owner/Operators:
- Canadian work experience and the definition of self-employment:
o Factors considered by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada when determining whether an applicant is self-employed;
o Strategic disadvantages for business owner/operators;
o Federal Court case law
- Permanent Residence options for self-employed applicants:
o Express Entry Federal Skilled Worker Program;
o Provincial Nominee Program entrepreneur/investor streams;
o Federal Start-up Visa program

Venue
Pace Law Firm
300 The East Mall
Toronto
M9B 6B7

Capacity: 20
Duration
3 hours
Cost
  • regular fee - $ 90.00
 

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