Join us for CPHR Manitoba’s 2017 HR Legislative Review


MLT Aikins is pleased to be the presenting sponsor for CPHR Manitoba’s 2017 HR Legislative Review.

In addition, four lawyers from the firm’s labour and employment practice group will present on timely legal issues of interest to human resource professionals. Immigration lawyer Reis Pagtakhan will serve as MC for the event.

About the Presentations

Legislative Changes | Dave Negus
Dave will review the legislative changes that came into effect in Manitoba and at a federal level in 2016. Additionally, he will highlight the latest trends in employment law.

Medical Marijuana and its Impact on the Workplace | Shandra Czarnecki
Shandra will clear the air on medical marijuana and its impact on the workplace, an employer’s duties to accommodate and to provide a safe work environment and employees’ obligations to attend work fit for duty.

Step-by-Step: The Process of Breaking Barriers | Carolyn Frost
The Accessibility for Manitobans Act imposes obligations on all employers and businesses. These obligations currently impact certain public organizations and will affect any organization with one or more employee in Manitoba as of 2018. This presentation will assist in understanding the obligations that apply to organizations, the ongoing development of Regulations under the Act specifically related to Employment, and how this legislation dovetails with current obligations in other legislation such as the Human Rights Code.

Immigration Rules | Reis Pagtakhan
Over the last year, the Government of Canada has once again made major changes to the immigration rules for employers. If that is not enough, recent federal court decisions have added to the complications. Some of the new things over the last 12 months include:

  • New guidelines on how the government will apply employer compliance rules;
  • New rules expediting the entry of French speaking temporary foreign workers to provinces outside Quebec;
  • Changes to permanent residency rules which make it easier for temporary foreign workers to immigrate to Canada;
  • The implementation of the Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) requirements for citizens of visa exempt countries wanting to travel to Canada; and
  • New policies, procedures and court decisions affecting temporary foreign workers

Event Details

Wednesday, May 3, 2017
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Canad Inns Club Regent Casino (1415 Regent Avenue West, Winnipeg)

CPHR MB Member: $375 | Non-member: $425
Register before April 5 for an early bird discount.

Register online

About CPHR Manitoba

CPHR Manitoba (formerly HRMAM – Human Resource Management Association of Manitoba) is the professional association dedicated to strengthening the human resources profession and upholding the highest standards of practice. CPHR Manitoba is the province’s exclusive certifying body for the nationally recognized Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) designation. The association’s mandate is to connect members, businesses and the general public to important human resource issues and trends in Manitoba, across Canada and around the world.