Greater Kingston Chamber of Commerce

Workshop: Hiring Skilled Workers from Overseas "What You Need To Know"

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Thursday September 28th, 2017
Registration 8:45am
Workshop:9:00am - 11:00am
*time allows for question & answer period


Greater Kingston Chamber of Commerce
945 Princess Street - Front Board Room
Kingston, On K7L 3N6


Chamber members: $25.00 plus HST
Non Chamber members: $45.00 plus HST
*payment must be made prior to the event
*no shows will be invoiced
*72 hours cancellation notification required



Join us on Thursday September 28th at this informative workshop and learn what you need to know about hiring "Skilled Workers"

A review of the temporary foreign worker program which allows for Canadian employers to hire foreign skilled workers to fill labour shortages in Canada.
A review of the Service Canada and Immigration process while clarifying:
  • Who is a skilled worker
  • Recruitment process
  • Advertising requirements
  • Selection process
  • Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA)
  • LMIAs for low wage and high wage workers
  • Service Canada decisions
  • Work permits
  • Supporting permanent residence in Canada
Facilitors: Jessie Hardman, Amigo Immigration Consulting & Catherine Fisher Andrews, Eastern Ontario Immigration Consulting

Jessie Hardman - Amigo Immigration Consulting
Jessie Hardman is the founder of Amigo Immigration Consulting since 2000 after an extensive career with Canada Immigration. 

Jessie started with Immigration in 1978 as a border officer experiencing both land and airport operations.  In 1990, she accepted an assignment to national headquarters, enforcement branch where she worked as a program specialist, providing functional guidance, explanations and policy on operational procedures in Canada and abroad. She was later offered an assignment with the strategic planning group to evaluate the immigration program, where she was considered an expert on operational matters while offering advice to the evaluation team.
Catherine Fisher Andrews – Eastern Ontario Immigration Consulting

Cat Fisher Andrews is the owner of Eastern Ontario Immigration Consulting (EOIC), a professional, ethical and reliable immigration service, dedicated to providing excellent service and reasonable fees to help clients reach their immigration goals.
Cat graduated from the International Development Program at Dalhousie University in 1998 and worked with UNICEF Atlantic Region and UNICEF Canada in program support until 2001. She then moved onto a position with the Loyalist College Job Connect Program (now called Community Employment Services) and worked with both employers and youth seeking employment in the Quinte region. 
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