MWC offers numerous public legal education workshops and webinars in partnership with community organizations across the province of British Columbia. Our staff lawyers and legal advocates deliver regular workshops on the following topics:
- Employment rights
- Immigration law for migrant workers
- Labour trafficking
- Workplace sexual harassment
Click on the links below to access recordings of recent webinars given by MWC.
Applying to Extend Your Work Permit in Canada
Date: 5 December 2020
Description: MWC Legal Advocates Rubia Pivetta and Ravneet Riar hosted a webinar on the process of extending your work permit, including creating a GCKey account, required documentation, and policy changes related to COVID-19, followed by a brief Q&A session.
Changes to Immigration Law for Migrant Workers During Covid-19
Date: 18 November 2020
Description: MWC Staff Lawyers Natalie Drolet and Amanda Aziz hosted a webinar on border changes relating to who can enter Canada, changes to processing work permits and PR applications, the impacts on PR applicants who have reduced hours of work or who lost their jobs, and changes to CBSA involvement , including detention and removals.
The Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) – Agricultural Stream
Date: 26 September 2020
Description: MWC Legal Advocate Lucy Sun delivered a webinar with information pertaining to the TFWP – Agricultural Stream. Lucy covered the application requirements and application process, followed by a Q&A session. Spanish interpretation was provided.
BC Provincial Nominee Program: Part III
Date: 12 August 2020
Description: MWC Summer Law Student Karen Jantzen hosted the last webinar in a series of three about the BC Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). This part covered the invitation to apply, the application, and what happens post-nomination, followed by a Q&A session.
Applying for Permanent Residency for Caregivers under the Home Child Care Provider and Home Support Worker Pilots
Date: 18 July 2020
Description: MWC Staff Lawyer Natalie Drolet hosted a webinar that provided an overview of the Home Child Care Provider and Home Support Worker Pilots for permanent residency for caregivers. This webinar covered the eligibility requirements for applicants and their dependents, and the work permit options available to applicants. The webinar also covered the documents required and discussed common immigration issues.
Agri-Food Pilot Program – Pathway to Permanent Residency for TFWs
Date: 18 July 2020
Description: MWC Staff Lawyer Natalie Drolet and Legal Advocates Jeanne Robert and Lucy Sun hosted a webinar on the the Agri-Food Pilot, a new pathway to permanent residency for some migrant agricultural workers. This webinar provided an overview of the eligible occupations, application requirements, and the application forms and process, followed by a brief Q&A session. Spanish interpretation was provided.
BC Provincial Nominee Program: Skills Immigration and Express Entry: Part II
Date: 8 July 2020
Description: MWC Summer Law Student Karen Jantzen hosted the second webinar in a series of three on the BC Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). This webinar covered the registration process and scoring, which was followed by a Q&A session.
BC Provincial Nominee Program Overview: Part I
Date: 10 June 2020
Description: MWC Summer Law Student Karen Jantzen hosted the first webinar in a series of three on the BC Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). This webinar provided an overview of the program, the eligibility requirements for each of its categories, followed by a Q&A session.
The Right to Refuse Unsafe Work during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Date: 28 May 2020
Description: MWC Staff Lawyer Natalie Drolet and Legal Advocate Jeanne Robert partnered with RAMA Okanagan’s Amy Cohen to present a webinar on the right to refuse unsafe work during COVID-19. This webinar featured speaker Wendy Mah of the BC Government and Service Employees Union, Brian Campbell of the BC Federation of Labour Health and Safety Centre, and Tom Brocklehurst of WorkSafeBC.
Changes for Immigration and Refugee Law During COVID-19
Date: 28 April 2020
Description: MWC Staff Lawyer Juliana Dalley and Senior Counsel Lobat Sadrehashemi of the Immigration and Refugee Legal Clinic provided a webinar on the following topics: who can enter Canada, processing of refugee claims, appeals, and Federal Court, detention and removals, and applications for permanent residence, temporary residence, and citizenship.
Access to Health Care for Migrant Workers during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Date: 23 April 2020
Description: This webinar discussed the temporary MSP coverage offered in BC during COVID-19. It provided information on who is eligible for coverage, how to enroll, and what to do if your application to enroll is refused. Speakers included MWC Staff Lawyer Juliana Dalley and Omar Chu of Sanctuary Health.
Income Support Benefits for Migrant Workers during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Date: 7 April 2020
Description: MWC Staff Lawyer Juliana Dalley and Staff Lawyer Kevin Love of Community Legal Assistance Society (CLAS) delivered a webinar on income support benefits available to migrant workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The webinar provided an overview of the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB), Employment Insurance (E.I.), provincial benefits, and immigration implications. The speakers addressed questions on eligibility for the different benefits, how to apply, and the application process.