Foreign workers may be the answer 

The Vancouver Board of Trade is hosting a seminar on employing foreign workers, Thursday, June 29 in Vancouver.

With the shortage of skilled labour expected to increase in the next few years, many see foreign workers as part of the solution. However, the labyrinth of regulations that must be negotiated in order to hire a foreign worker for more than a year is often prohibitive. Labour Market Opinions, Work Permits, Provincial Nominee Programs and NAFTA Work Permits are some of the applications that must be dealt with.

The seminar will feature Jeffrey S. Lowe, Chief Inspirational Officer, Lowe and Company, Canadian Immigration & Business Lawyers, and Craig K. Natsuhara, Senior Associate, Davis & Company LLP.

The seminar is designed to introduce business owners and managers to the various routes available to bring foreign workers into the country, how long the different routes take and what procedures are involved.

Among the topics covered will be:

  Timing and scheduling for bringing foreign workers into the country

  How to recruit and bring in foreign trade workers

  How to bring accountants and other professionals in under NAFTA

  Options to hire or retain foreign workers who are already in Canada

  Permanent residence versus temporary working status

  10 myths about hiring foreign workers

  How to deal with complications

The seminar will be held at the Coast Plaza Hotel & Suites, Stanley Park, Denman Ballroom. Registration is at 7:30 a.m., with the program running from 7:45 to 9:45 a.m. June 29. The cost is $60 for board of trade members and guests, and $85 for non-members.

Register at: http://www.boardoftrade.com/vbot_events.asp?pageID=32&EventPage=ED&eventid=1060

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