Live webinar October 27, 2020 @ 12:00 PM EST
OR available available video recording


Anna Kuranicheva


2 hours


SUMMARY: This webinar will focuses on applications for work permits as vulnerable workers pursuant to the regulation that came into effect in June 2019. Following an overview of the enabling authority, the instructor will discuss in detail the substantive criteria, application process, and procedure followed by IRCC officers in assessing such applications. Additionally, the instructor will offer practical suggestions on how to collect supporting documents and prepare satisfactory applications, in recognition of particular challenges posed by COVID-19. Particular attention will be given to dealing with application refusals. Common issues with implications for professional ethics and responsibility will be addressed as well.

  • Overview
    • Legislative authority and history 
    • IRCC’s policy and guidance to officers
    • Statistics and other details from IRCC
  • Substantive requirements
    • Eligibility
    • “Abuse” in the context of employment and COVID-19 
    • Termination of employment
    • Evidence of abuse
    • Family members in Canada​
  • Procedure
    • Where and how to apply
    • Documentation requirements
  • Processing of applications
    • Application review and interviews
    • Validity and renewal of work permits​
  • Practical recommendations and tips
    • ​Preparing a strong application
    • Overcoming potential inadmissibility (misrepresentation and unauthorized work)
    • Referrals to service-providers (police; settlement organizations; governmental employment-standards offices) 
    • Refusals: request for reconsideration; judicial review
  • Professional ethics and responsibility issues
  • Questions and answers 

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Law Society of Ontario
   • Substantive Hours: This program is eligible for up to 2 hour

Law Society of British Columbia
   • Approved for 2 CPD credits

Law Society of Saskatchewan
   • Approved for 2 CPD hours including 30 mins of ethics

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

Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council
   • Approved for 2 CPD hours
   • Video recording valid until January 27, 2021

Purchasing Options

Single Course

• Access to the course materials
• Possibility to download and watch the webinar