“We have just recently decided to hire someone from the United States who will be an asset to our management team. What inter-jurisdictional issues should we be concerned with when drafting her employment contract? This individual was convicted a number of years ago for a minor criminal offence. Will this have impact on her work permit application process?”
“Our company has recently been acquired and our name and corporate structures are changing. We have a number of foreign nationals working for our firm. What impact will this have on their work permits?”
With competing corporate demands often making it necessary to transfer key employees to different locations around the world, transferring certain individuals to Canada on a temporary or permanent basis is becoming more common. These transfers can be confusing and chaotic, raising additional complicating factors related to temporary resident visas, work permits, permanent residency and citizenship. Ongoing changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program and the International Mobility Program make the process even more complicated.
Our lawyers work with domestic and international employers to facilitate immigration applications, including:
Employing temporary foreign workers raises unique legal and practical issues. Our workplace law expertise sets us apart and enables us to provide value added services beyond the general processing of immigration applications.
We provide practical advice on developing labour strategies, drafting offers and contracts of employment, managing ongoing workplace issues, and planning for termination or layoffs in the context of the various issues associated with international relocation.
We also provide advisory services with respect to immigration compliance and help employers successfully prepare for and navigate Inspections and Employer Compliance Reviews.