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RECORDING: Immigration & Mobility Impacts to Business due to #COVID19

Thursday, April 09, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread, straining Ontario businesses as they attempt to identify and cope with restricted movement, containment measures and regulatory restrictions affecting their employees and operations.

During this webinar, two immigration managers from Fragomen’s Toronto office will provide the most up-to-date immigration-related intelligence and compliance guidance, including:

  • How to navigate the current environment including work from home/layoffs/salary reductions/global travel for foreign workers
  • COVID-19 related travel restrictions to Canada: air vs. land travel and entry ban exemptions
  • Visa office processing for Canadian applications: what is open and what is not?
  • Mandatory self-isolation upon entry to Canada
  • Visa applications at U.S. port of entries along land crossings/pre-clearance
  • An interactive Q&A

Click here to watch the webinar

Featured Panelists:

Rick Lamanna -Senior Business Immigration Manager – Canadian Immigration
Rick Lamanna has practiced exclusively in the area of Canadian corporate immigration law since his call to the Bar of the Law Society of Ontario in 2006. He is currently a Senior Business Immigration Manager at Fragomen, the world's largest immigration services provider. His expertise spans temporary and permanent immigration categories, provincial programs, immigration compliance and policy issues. Rick is regularly invited to speak on these topics at conferences, seminars and industry events. In 2017, Rick was designated by the Law Society of Ontario as a Certified Specialist in Immigration and Citizenship Law. In 2018, he became a member of the Law Society of Alberta, where he resided for close to two years before moving back to Toronto.

Karli Robyn - Business Immigration Manager – US Immigration
Karli Robyn is a Manager at Fragomen’s Toronto office, where she assists clients with a wide range of U.S. immigration matters, including non-immigrant visas, permanent residence and citizenship. She currently focuses on assisting corporate and individual clients with U.S. consular applications throughout the Americas as well as border applications into the U.S. from Canada and Mexico. Before relocating to Canada, Karli served as an Associate at Fragomen’s New York office. Prior to joining Fragomen, Karli practiced at a large law firm in New York. She also served as a clerk to Justice C. Ian McLachlan of the Connecticut Supreme Court in Hartford, CT. While in law school, Karli served as a member of the Fordham Law Review and the Immigration Advocacy Project.


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