Krista Schofer is an associate in the Gowling WLG’s Calgary office practising in the areas of Employment & Labour, Immigration and Privacy Law. Krista is a Canadian lawyer and U.S. attorney, bringing a unique understanding of immigration, business and cross-border challenges and opportunities as they relate to both Canada and the U.S.
In her immigration practice, Krista counsels corporate clients seeking to hire foreign nationals in Canada and the United States and helps them implement sophisticated strategies to manage their global workforces. She has extensive experience advising on Canadian immigration 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 United States, preparing petitions in a variety of categories for both temporary and permanent status.
In Krista’s employment practice, she focuses on management-side labour and 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.