Live webinar August 1, 2024 at 11:00am EST
OR available video recording

  • Antonio Urdaneta
  • Cindy Switzer

5 hours


This course will help legal practitioners working with foreign workers and employers on both the immigration and employment law side. To begin, the instructors will consider the recruitment and hiring of foreign workers, looking at the everything between the job posting to the eventual work authorization and determining whether a work permit is required. Next, the instructors will look at managing the relationship with foreign workers, including the prevention of harassment and discrimination. Here, case studies will be examined. Finally, the termination of employment of foreign workers will be explored. Instructors will look at how termination will impact immigration status as well as common law damages and extraordinary damages.

  • Recruiting and Hiring of Foreign Workers
    • new legal landscape for temporary help agencies and recruiters
    • provincial requirements for hiring foreign workers
    • employment agreements and mandatory policies
    • work authorization
  • Managing the Employment Relationship with Foreign Workers
    • prevention of harassment and discrimination (hiring, managing and firing example/case study)
    • exposure to inspections from multiple levels of government
    • LMIA’s minimum wages and provincial minimum wages
    • Other immigration/employment compliance issues
  • Termination of Employment of Foreign Workers
    • impact on immigration status
    • common law damages and extraordinary damages

For Lawyers and Paralegals

  • Law Society of Ontario
    Substantive Hours: This program is eligible for up to 5 hours.
  • Law Society of British Columbia
    Approved for 5 CPD credits.
  • Law Societies of Alberta, Manitoba, Newfoundland and Nova Scotia
    For members of these Law Societies, consider including this course as a CPD learning activity in your mandatory annual requirements

For Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants

  • College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants
    • Approved for 5 CPD hours
    • Video recording valid until August 1, 2025





  • Attendance at the live five hour webinar.
  • Access to the course materials.
  • Ability to watch the webinar until  December 31, 2025
This course is included in our:
Antonio Urdaneta

Barrister & Solicitor
Founder, Workplace Legal

Antonio is the thought leader behind Workplace Legal. He focuses on improving work climate and empowering business leaders, entrepreneurs, managers, supervisors and human resources professionals to reduce the inherent threats of workplace relations by providing innovative training, advisory, investigations, and litigation services. Antonio uses coaching tools and skills to inform, advice and represent workplaces in their virtual and physical challenges, including business transformation and managing toxic leadership.

​Antonio obtained a Bachelor’s of Civil Law from Zulia’s University in 2003 and completed the Canadian National Committee on Accreditation in 2015. His legal work includes employment standards, human rights, health and safety, pay equity, harassment, discrimination, violence, hazards, privacy, BYOD, agreements, contracts and policies, employment related ADRs (mediation, arbitration), and litigation (wrongful/constructive dismissals). He has successfully represented and assisted clients at the Superior Court of Justice and various administrative tribunals in Ontario.

​Antonio also conducts workplace investigations regarding allegations of violence, harassment, discrimination, accidents/incidents, theft and failure to comply with company policies, by-laws and collective agreements.

Cindy Switzer

Immigration Lawyer, MKS Immigration Lawyers

Cindy is the firm’s cross-border lawyer, practicing both Canadian and US immigration law.  She has lived in both countries and has more than 20 years of experience supporting people and businesses move and thrive across North America.  Nowadays she keeps busy outside of work raising two kids and a dog, and volunteering as a board member at a public legal education non-profit.