Krista Schofer is a partner in Gowling WLG's Calgary office, practising in the Employment, Labour & Equalities, Immigration Law and Privacy groups.
Krista leads the western Canadian immigration practice. Licensed to practice as a Canadian lawyer and U.S. attorney, she counsels corporate clients seeking to hire foreign nationals in Canada and/or the U.S., and works with clients to develop strategies to manage global workforces and cross-border travel. She works with start-ups in Canada and has extensive experience advising on Canadian immigration and employment compliance and various Canadian immigration options, including LMIA-exempt work permits, work permit exemptions, LMIA applications, study permits, visitor records, temporary resident visas, permanent residency and citizenship. Krista also provides advice on non-immigrant and immigrant status in the U.S., preparing petitions in a variety of categories for both temporary and permanent status.
In Krista's employment practice, she focuses on management-side employment law. She advises on human resources, labour relations, human rights and privacy issues, encompassing all aspects of the employment relationship – from pre-employment hiring issues to performance management, termination and post-employment obligations.
Year of Call: 2009 – Alberta
Year of Call: 2016 – Massachusetts