A checklist to guard against pitfalls when working with new rules for entry into Canada

Red flagging immigration issues for employers
By Howard Greenberg and Yusra Siddiquee
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 07/26/2004

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ransferring key personnel to Canada is now more complex with the passing of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and Regulations (IRPA). This is mostly a result of the clarification of entry requirements, definition of the business visitor criteria, and of a wider scope of penalties for misrepresentations.

HR professionals are in the precarious position of making the right choice, amongst a wider list of possibilities, and facing possible long-term implications not contemplated at the time of the initial entry. Here’s what to look out for.