Live webinar May 13, 2020 @ 12:00 PM EST 

OR available via video download


Cathryn Sawicki


2 hours

SUMMARY: Employers are required to meet and comply with specific requirements when they hire foreign workers. Interestingly, employers have the opportunity to set out some of the basic terms and conditions in their offer of employment, even though some of the conditions are set by Regulation or policy. This course will provide practitioners with helpful hints on how to structure employer registrations to avoid compliance issues and what to do during an inspection or review. The course will also address many of the ethical obligations associated with being retained by an employer, registering an employer, data storage/collection, handling confidential information and managing an inspection or review.

  • Overview

  • ​LMIA – Service Canada applications

    • The duty of confidentiality – addressing how to include confidential employer information in the LMIA application

      • When is it justified to disclose this information

    • Helpful compliance hints when submitting the LMIA application on behalf of an employer

      • Competence of counsel/representative and the duty to avoid conflicts of interest

  • IMP - Employer Portal 

    • Helpful compliance hints when submitting a “job offer” on behalf of an employer

      • Competence of counsel/representative and the duty to avoid conflicts

  • Legislative Review of 209R

    • How to manage dishonesty and fraud on behalf of an organization

    • When and how to withdraw from representation of the company

  • Employer compliance review, review under Ministerial Instruction and inspections

    • ​Employer obligations and the storage of data, GDPR obligations, etc. in accordance with the Rules
    • “Triggers” for an inspection
    • Voluntary disclosure of non-compliance
    • Inspection process and the role of the representative as advocate
    • Officer authority under 209R and interviewing witnesses/employees
    • Factors reviewed on an inspection
    • Justifications
    • Possible outcomes
  • Discussion and review of scenarios

  • Questions and answers 


For Lawyers and Paralegals

Law Society of Ontario 

  • Substantive Hours: This program is eligible for up to 1 hour

Law Society of British Columbia

  • Approved for 2 CPD credits

Law Society of New Brunswick

  • Approved for 2 CPD hours 

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 

Further Accreditation Pending Approval


Single Course



  • Attendance at the live two hour webinar

  • Access to the course materials

  • Possibility to download and watch the webinar until December 31, 2020 



Cathryn is a Senior Canadian Immigration Lawyer and the Global Business Immigration Team Lead at PwC Law LLP. She has particular expertise in the area of compliance, strategic immigration solutions and immigration processing. She is a lawyer in good standing with the Canadian Bar Association (CBA), Ontario Bar Association and a member of the Law Society of Ontario. She completed her law degree at Osgoode Hall.

Cathryn is responsible for the development of international business traveler programs and assignment policies, including immigration compliance risk assessments. Her more than 20 years of experience in the area of immigration law and compliance, allows Cathryn to provide excellent customer service and tailored solutions to meet client needs. She has expertise in the area of risk analysis, large scale international business immigration and quality service delivery.

In November, 2016, Cathryn and her good friend Chantal Desloges published the Canadian Immigration and Refugee Law: A Practitioner’s Handbook. Cathryn has lectured before the Law Society of Upper Canada, Federated Press, Professional Development Seminars, the CBA and more. She has appeared on CBC Radio and television, Rogers TV, CFRB 1010, CKNW radio as a guest speaker.  Cathryn has also been interviewed for various newspapers and online articles and has taught immigration law at various colleges and law schools across Canada.

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Cathryn Sawicki

Barrister & Solicitor - Certified Specialist

Senior Manager, Lawyer, PwC Law LLP

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