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Welcome to Food Processing Skills Canada’s Immigration Ready Bootcamp!

Thank you for participating in Food Processing Skills Canada’s first Immigration Ready Bootcamp in May and June 2023 led by Sherri Deveau, Immigration & HR Expert, RCIC, CPHR. This five-part series provided insights and education for employers in connecting with New Canadians, recent immigrants, and temporary foreign workers for their workforce.

  • Introduction to Canada’s Immigration System
  • Building the Foundation of Immigration
  • Canadian Immigration Programs
  • Temporary Foreign Worker Program
  • Foreign Recruitment and Settlement of Newcomers

We heard from participants that this new initiative provided guidance in understanding the following:

  • How to fill vacant positions efficiently using economic immigration.
  • Where to begin with understanding the basic components of immigration and how to navigate the system.
  • How to leverage foreign recruitment as a key source for filling vacancies.
  • Where to start in connecting with qualified jobseekers through Canada’s immigration strategy. 
We look forward to offering the series again to a small group of employers. Please indicate your interest by pre-registering.

Webinar Descriptions

Introduction to Canada’s Immigration System

In this webinar, we’ll cover the basic concepts of immigration and policy in Canada. We’ll introduce you to Canada’s view on immigration, the difference between immigration policy and law, and the terminology used in immigration. We’ll also go over the major categories and classes of immigration in Canada, including an introduction to General Temporary Programs and access to Canada.  
You’ll learn about the players and resources in immigration, including who they are and the role they play, as well as an introduction to Inadmissibility and how it plays a role in Canadian immigration. 

Building the Foundation of Immigration

Before you can successfully use immigration to fill your job vacancies, you need to prepare yourself for a successful outcome of the application process. In this webinar, we’ll cover the National Occupation Classifications (NOC) System and how to identify the NOCs in your organization. We’ll also teach you how to draft job descriptions and employment advertisements that contain information to support your immigration efforts.

You’ll learn about the importance of Job Bank and its features as it relates to the immigration process, as well as the concept of Permanent Residency (PR) and the main criteria needed for a foreign national to meet PR.

Canadian Immigration Programs

In this webinar, you’ll learn about the Federal and Provincial pathways available for foreign nationals to reach permanent residency in Canada. We’ll go over the minimum criteria that will be required to be eligible for these pathways, as well as the differences between temporary and permanent immigration programs.  

You’ll also learn how a foreign national obtains a work permit, being work permit exempt, and review work permit conditions and restrictions. Finally, we’ll be familiar with work permit applications, fees, and processing times.

Temporary Foreign Worker Program 

Many Canadian companies utilize the Temporary Foreign Worker Program to temporarily fill their job vacancies. In this webinar, we’ll outline the factors considered by the government when approving an application. We’ll also review the steps to prepare a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) while understanding its critical components.  

You’ll learn how to become familiar with the LMIA application process, the necessary components of the application, how to perform the recruitment process for an LMIA, and be familiar with processing times and government fees. You’ll also learn how to meet employer compliance obligations and avoid fines. 

Foreign Recruitment and Settlement of Newcomers

In this webinar, we’ll explore best practices that guide companies to successfully recruit internationally. We’ll go over where and how to conduct international recruitment, the process to conduct an international interview, and the ability to identify countries to recruit from.

You’ll learn onboarding best practices, recognize cultural differences and how they impact retention, and learn about the support and resources available for companies and newcomers. 

Sherri is the founder and CEO of Deveau Immigration. She is a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC) and a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) with certifications in Human Resources Management and Immigration Law.

Alongside her incredible team, Sherri operates Deveau Immigration and Practical Human Resource Solutions Inc. Both companies have supported many organizations and foreign nationals across the globe to meet their immigration and human resources needs.

Sherri has extensive knowledge of foreign recruitment and Immigration Law and having practiced Human Resources for over 25 years, she possesses the business acumen required to understand the needs of organizations and the ability to make it happen.

Sherri is widely known for her “roll up her sleeves”, grass roots, maritime hospitality approach and her welcoming, inclusive presence. She has many years of experience in facilitating and she is always primed to share her knowledge and resources.

She is passionate on bringing the world to Canada and empowering others to succeed!



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Food Processing Skills Canada staff are available from Monday to Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm EDT. Please reach us the following ways:, 613-237-7988 or Toll-Free 1-877-963-7472.

Yes, recordings of the sessions will be available for download after the session is concluded. An email will be generated to inform you when that is available and how to access any recordings.