Author Archives: Nana Karvellas

About Nana Karvellas

AASc. (Hotel/Restaurant Management), B.A. (High Honors), LLB. Nana Karvellas is the staff immigration lawyer at the Edmonton Community Legal Centre, where she provides legal advice and information to low-income clients with respect to their immigration matters. Prior to joining the ECLC, Nana practiced at a large Edmonton law firm, primarily in the area of business immigration. In her current practice, Nana also advises settlement counselors, as well as develops and presents public legal education workshops on a variety of immigration matters.

Moratorium on the Issuance of Labour Market Opinions for Food Services Sector Occupations

On April 24, 2014, the Minister of Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), Jason Kenney, issued a statement “announcing an immediate moratorium on the Food Services Sector’s access to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program” in response to the media frenzy … Continue reading

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Protecting the Vulnerable from Unscrupulous Recruiters: Alberta’s Employment Agency Business Licensing Regulation

In her May 30, 2012 post, my colleague, Tiffany Stokes, referred to new rules being implemented by the Government of Alberta, which may work to curtail illegal recruitment of temporary foreign workers (TFWs). These new rules – formally known as … Continue reading

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