Date Time Speaker Room
Friday, February 03, 201212:10 PM - 1:00 PM
Lesley Love, Associate


Last year’s changes to immigration regulations are having a significant impact on employers’ ability to hire temporary foreign workers.  As a result, businesses need to become more familiar with those changes to ensure they are able to keep their skilled foreign employees and continue to bring new ones into the fold. Find out how you should adapt your immigration policies in order to hire and KEEP valuable foreign workers.


  • Discuss the recent changes to temporary foreign worker (TFW) regulations
  • Learn what impact these changes will have on your business and your ability to hire TFWs
  • Pick up ideas for retaining your foreign workers, avoiding potential disruptions to your business and workforce
  • Learn how to deal with the recent changes internally—for example, enhancing your immigration policies around assisting foreign workers with the move to permanent resident status
  • Take away tips for adapting to new compliance and enforcement rules—including ways to avoid corporate and personal liability
  • Find out what the future holds for TFW regulations


Lesley Love is an associate with Gowlings’ Waterloo office. Practising in the employment and labour law group, Lesley specializes in Canadian and American immigration matters, providing customized immigration services to individuals and businesses. She assists with work permit and visa applications, business visitor status, permanent resident applications, and helps her clients meet all of their Canadian and American immigration needs.

Lesley caught the travel bug when she was selected to live in Argentina for one year as a Rotary exchange student. She has loved seeing the world ever since. She has presented and participated in many immigration conferences and seminars around the world.