Business Immigration and COVID
Date: February 24th, 2020
Time: 9 a.m. PDT / 12 p.m. EDT
Speakers: Benjamin Kranc, Certified by the Law Society of Ontario as a Specialist in Immigration Law
About this Webinar
This session will provide attendees with an overview of Canada’s corporate immigration/foreign worker system, including discussions of:
- Key principles to understand under the Canadian system
- The general structure including a review of the allowable legal categories, programs, and requirements
- Strategies in securing work permits – opportunities and obstacles
- Brief additional review of related matters including compliance and inadmissibility provisions
The session will then provide attendees with an understanding of how to get foreign workers to Canada under new COVID-related regulations/guidelines. Such issues including:
- Who may seek a work permit, and how (The border is not closed!)
- Issues of Quarantine and exemptions therefrom
About the Speaker
Benjamin A. Kranc is principal of Kranc Associates, a corporate immigration law firm based in Toronto. Ben received his B.A. (Hons.) in Computer Science from York University in 1983, and his LL.B. from the University of Western Ontario in 1986. He was called to the Ontario bar in 1988 and has been certified as a Specialist in Immigration Law by the Law Society of Ontario since 1997. Ben has been recognized by Who’s Who Legal as a foremost practitioner in the area of Corporate Immigration Law, and has received Martindale-Hubbell’s highest peer rating, ‘AV Preeminent®’.
Ben practises Canadian corporate immigration law exclusively. He is active in his field, having written various texts including ‘North American Relocation Law’ and the corporate immigration section of the Human Resources Advisor. He has also written for professional journals and other periodicals including The Law Times, Immigration and Citizenship Bulletin, and the International Human Resource Update.
Ben is a lecturer at the University of British Columbia Certificate in Immigration, Laws, Policies and Procedures Program and a frequent speaker, having spoken for organizations including the Law Society of Ontario, the Canadian Bar Association, the Canadian Employee Relocation Council, the Human Resources Professionals Association, and the American Immigration Lawyers Association.
In addition to the foregoing, Ben has experience at the corporate immigration executive level, having acted as a Director of the global Emigra Group (now Newland Chase), one of the world’s largest corporate immigration service providers, as well as President of its subsidiary, Emigra Canada.
Given his background, Mr. Kranc has experience in both corporate and personal immigration matters, as well as an understanding of clients’ needs.