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CPHR NS - Hiring Global Talent Faster (Halifax)
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This session will discuss immigration developments and how employers can benefit from the various programs. (CPHR CPD: 2)

When: Thursday, September 20, 2018
8:45am-10:45am, check in between 8:30-8:45am
Where: CPHR Nova Scotia
84 Chain Lake Drive, Suite 103

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The Federal Government has been taking the initiative to facilitate the immigration of skilled workers to Canada.  It appears that Canada is leveraging the increasingly restrictive US immigration policies to bring talent here.  As a result, options are opening up for employers to fill their labour shortages and skill gaps more efficiently.

This session will discuss these immigration developments and how employers can benefit from the various programs.  It will provide an overview and update on the Global Skills Strategy, including work permit exemptions, and expedited Labour Market Impact Assessments (LMIA) and work permits, as well as, an update on employer-driven permanent residence categories, including the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program and the Provincial Nominee Programs.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about the benefits for employers of the Global Skills Strategy, including work permit exemptions and expedited processing;
  • Recognize how employers can avoid the LMIA by being aware of LMIA-exempt work permit options;
  • Compare various programs available to employers to hire foreign nationals, and advantages of each; and
  • Understand the employer-driven permanent residence categories and associated work permit options.

About the Facilitator

Sarah McInnes, Lawyer, McInnes Cooper

Sarah is an Immigration and Labour & Employment Lawyer at McInnes Cooper.  Sarah can assist a wide-range of clientele with Canadian immigration issues, from individuals seeking temporary resident visas, study permits, work permits, and permanent residency to large corporations seeking labour market impact assessments and work permits to hire temporary foreign workers.

Sarah offers pro bono legal services to individuals through Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia and the Centre for Entrepreneurship Education and Development.  She was a partner in implementing the Halifax Chapter of the Refugee Sponsorship Support Program and is also a member of the Prostate Cancer Canada Atlantic Region's Advisory Council.



  8:30 am Participant Check-in and Coffee/Tea available
  8:45 am Session begins
10:45 am Session concludes



  Early Bird (by Aug 30)

  After Aug 30, 2018
Members   $119 plus HST ($136.85)   $179 plus HST ($205.85)
Future Members and Others   $279 plus HST ($320.85)   $339 plus HST ($389.85)

CPHR Nova Scotia's CPHRs receive a $20 discount off the above pricing.

Important note:  Registrants must renew their membership for the period starting September 1, 2018 (by August 31, 2018) in order to qualify for member rates for this session.  If a member registers before they renew and then later does not renew, the price difference (to the non-member rate) will apply and it will be the responsibility of the individual to pay it.  If you renew on time or register after August 31, this statement will not apply to you.


To Register

Pre-registration is required.  To register, click on the register for this link above.  By registering, you confirm that you have read and agree to the Payment Terms and Cancellation Policy.

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The registration deadline is Thursday, September 13, 2018, at 12 noon (or earlier if the event is sold out).  Please note that registrations are not possible after online registration has closed.  Registration cannot be purchased at the door.

Payment Terms

Payment is due by the registration deadline or within 30 days of your registration (whichever is earlier).  Payments made be made conveniently online at time of registration by Visa/Mastercard or by cheque received by the registration deadline.  Cheques must be received by the registration deadline (September 13) by CPHR Nova Scotia, 84 Chain Lake Drive, Suite 103, Halifax, NS B3S 1A2.  Registrations August 15 or later must be paid online at time of registration.

If paying by Visa or Mastercard, you must have the billing address exactly as it appears on the credit card statement or the transaction will be declined.  This is a security feature for your protection.

Cancellation Policy

A refund, less a $40 plus HST processing fee, will be issued for cancellations received in writing by August 30, 2018 at 12:00 noon.  Those who make reservations and do not attend will be required to pay for the full session fee.  Cancellations received in writing by 12:00 noon on August 30, 2018 will only be charged the processing fee.  Substitutions are permitted up to two business days before the event (for substitutions, the registrant must advise our office of their replacement in writing by 10:00am on September 18).  Member/non-member rates will be applied to the substitutions.  This cancellation policy applies regardless of date of registration.  Registrations after the cancellation deadline are non-refundable.

By registering, you confirm that you have read and agree to the Payment Terms and the Cancellation Policy.

Chartered Professionals in Human Resources of Nova Scotia
84 Chain Lake Drive, Suite 103 / Halifax, NS / B3S 1A2
Telephone: (902) 446-3660 / Fax: (902) 446-3677