Canadians are eligible to apply for a workplace injury lawyer in Canada but there’s a catch: it’s a long process.
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has a rule that allows lawyers to apply to work with people who are not legally entitled to be represented, including people with serious medical conditions.
In general, the lawyers can only work for people who meet certain qualifications.
The rule applies only to Canadian citizens.
The federal government has said the rule is meant to prevent the exploitation of workers, including migrant workers, and to help people in labour disputes get the legal help they need.
While a lot of work in the legal profession has moved offshore, lawyers who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents may still be able to apply.
A lawyer can only do business in Canada on behalf of an employer, so it is very rare for a lawyer to be able work for a family member or someone with a disability.
The lawyer is required to complete a two-year training course, which covers everything from labour law and labour standards to family law and health law.
The course costs $3,000 and is taught by a lawyer at a law firm.
“When you do a training course and you are able to provide that support, it’s going to be beneficial to a lot more people,” said Sarah Gormley, an associate professor of law at the University of Ottawa.
But even for the most dedicated lawyer, a worker in labour dispute is still an extreme case.
One Canadian lawyer said it can take up to six months to get hired, with the process sometimes taking several months to complete.
When the application process is complete, the lawyer must provide the employer with a certification that they have the necessary experience, expertise and training.
The certification is required when the lawyer is hired.
It is also a requirement for employment by a government agency, such as the Canadian Human Rights Commission or the Immigration and Refugee Board.
The NLRB has been asked to clarify the rules and how it will deal with workplace injuries lawyers.
It has not yet responded.