U.C.I.C.A. UNITED CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION CONSULTANTS ASSOCIATION 

CALENDAR - FREE EDUCATION FOR MEMBERS 

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Following programs are either produced ad offered by UICIA members or donated by other organizations at no cost. For related support, please read instructions in registration confirmation message and apply. Each program has its own specific instructions. 

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Upcoming education events

    • 6 Jun 2017
    • 31 Dec 2018
    • Recorded Video
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    Substantive Educational Development 

    For UCICA Members

    • Cost: Free for member (Courtesy CPD House)
    • With Donation Fee: $10 - Membership not required
    • CPD Status: Pas Approved CPD -  
    • Not eligible for CPD Credits
    • Access valid until December 31.

    Registration instructions:  A UCICA member must log in first to complete registration.

    Learning Objectives: 

    Study permit means a written authorization to engage in academic, professional, vocational or other education or training in Canada that is issued by an officer to a foreign national. The new rules for prospective international students are now in effect. This class will assist attendees to learn in detail about the new rules, policies and procedures related to in Canada study permit, extensions and change of conditions applications and procedures and understanding the designated learning institution (DLI), at Federal and Provincial Governments.
    • 6 Jun 2017
    • 31 Dec 2018
    • Recorded Video
    Register

    Substantive Educational Development 

    For UCICA Members

    • Cost: Free for member (Courtesy CPD House)
    • With Donation Fee: $10 - Membership not required
    • CPD Status: Pas Approved CPD -  
    • Not eligible for CPD Credits
    • Access valid until December 31.

    Registration instructions:  A UCICA member must log in first to complete registration.

    Learning Objectives: 

    A “dual intent” LMIA means a person can come to Canada as a temporary foreign worker (TFW) first and work while they wait for a decision on their permanent residence application. In this case, a candidate must still apply for a work permit and meet the requirements for TFWs.

    Express Entry candidates who have a job offer and have been invited to apply will not automatically be given a temporary work permit or temporary resident visa.

    This process is not automatic and requires intensive case assessment before submission. Denial in one category may trigger serious reporting and enforcement procedures for current status.

    This course will assist attendees to assess and understand the sensitive areas to cover before submission to avoid serious consequences.

    • 6 Jun 2017
    • 31 Dec 2018
    • Recorded Video
    Register

    Substantive Educational Development 

    For UCICA Members

    • Cost: Free for member (Courtesy CPD House)
    • With Donation Fee: $10 - Membership not required
    • CPD Status: Pas Approved CPD -  
    • Not eligible for CPD Credits
    • Access valid until December 31.

    Registration instructions:  A UCICA member must log in first to complete registration.

    Learning Objectives: 

    Other that filing a refugee claim within Canada or at POE, there are way to claim status in other classes as well. There are various acts and regulations applied in a given situation.

    This course class may assist attendees to assess eligibility under R-144 Humanitarian-protected Persons Abroad

    • 6 Jun 2017
    • 31 Dec 2018
    • Recorded Video
    Register

    Substantive Educational Development 

    For UCICA Members

    • Cost: Free for member (Courtesy CPD House)
    • With Donation Fee: $10 - Membership not required
    • CPD Status: Pas Approved CPD -  
    • Not eligible for CPD Credits
    • Access valid until December 31.

    Registration instructions:  A UCICA member must log in first to complete registration.

    Learning Objectives: 

    Persons authorized to enter Canada under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) or other FTAs parallel to the NAFTA, are authorized to enter under exemption codes T21 for Traders, T22 for Investors, T23 for Professionals and T24 for intra-company transferees.

    Persons authorized to enter under the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) are authorized to enter under exemption codes T33 for Professionals. GATS intra-company transferees are authorized to enter under the general provision R205, C12.

    This class course may assist attendees to learn how to apply to work in Canada under this program without needing the LMIA approval process.
    • 6 Jun 2017
    • 31 Dec 2018
    • Recorded Video
    Register

    Substantive Educational Development 

    For UCICA Members

    • Cost: Free for member (Courtesy CPD House)
    • With Donation Fee: $10 - Membership not required
    • CPD Status: Pas Approved CPD -  
    • Not eligible for CPD Credits
    • Access valid until December 31.

    Registration instructions:  A UCICA member must log in first to complete registration.

    Learning Objectives: 

    Under the current system, CBSA officers may detain individuals if there are grounds to believe they are unlikely to appear for an immigration proceeding, including removal, if they pose a danger to the public or if their identity is in question.

    The use of detention occurs more likely for certain failed asylum claimants as well as person(s) out of status in Canada, when the risk of flight is high and there are no reasonable alternatives to mitigate that risk.

    Currently, asylum claimants who have received a negative decision and have exhausted all other processes are given a time-limited opportunity to leave Canada prior to the CBSA taking action to enforce their removal orders.

    They may be removed from Canada to their home country or to the country they entered from to Canada. They may also choose the option to leave voluntarily.

    Detention hearings and removal proceedings involve complex procedures and rules. Detainees are highly recommended to seek counsel assistance in such situations.

    Lawyers and RCICs are equally authorised to represent clients under given situations.

    This course may assist legal professionals and attendees to understand the overview of the process and make a wise decision based on case-to-case assessment.

    • 6 Jun 2017
    • 31 Dec 2018
    • Recorded Video
    Register

    Substantive Educational Development 

    For UCICA Members

    • Cost: Free for member (Courtesy CPD House)
    • With Donation Fee: $10 - Membership not required
    • CPD Status: Pas Approved CPD -  
    • Not eligible for CPD Credits
    • Access valid until December 31.

    Registration instructions:  A UCICA member must log in first to complete registration.

    Learning Objectives: 

    Express Entry is not a new program. It is a new way for CIC to manage the intake of economic immigration applications online.
    The famous economic immigration program FSW/FSTW has been reformed, updated, changed and terminated more frequently than any other class in a similar category. 
    This new program is not based on point system rather has more geographical involvement with respective to Canada’s objective occupational needs and the subjective requirements of Canadian employers/businesses.

    There are more than 2 or 3 procedures involved. Applicants who follow procedures and policies and proactively prepare applications based on the given criteria with the highest scores in the pool will be issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA).
    The Province of Quebec does not use Express Entry.

    This intensive course class will assist attendees to legally understand the program requirements from all perspectives and for better assessment.

    • 6 Jun 2017
    • 31 Dec 2018
    • Recorded Video
    Register

    Substantive Educational Development 

    For UCICA Members

    • Cost: Free for member (Courtesy CPD House)
    • With Donation Fee: $10 - Membership not required
    • CPD Status: Pas Approved CPD -  
    • Not eligible for CPD Credits
    • Access valid until December 31.

    Registration instructions:  A UCICA member must log in first to complete registration.

    Learning Objectives: 

    Humanitarian and compassionate applications are given consideration under Section 25 and 25(1) of IRPA. The grounds under which H&C applications will not be examined or given consideration will be presented along with:

    Restrictions and Exceptions on who can apply and when they can apply in any given situation; Educator will also cover the importance of knowing which factors are given consideration in an H&C application and how to present the factors for the possibility of favorable consideration.
    • 6 Jun 2017
    • 31 Dec 2018
    • Recorded Video
    Register

    Substantive Educational Development 

    For UCICA Members

    • Cost: Free for member (Courtesy CPD House)
    • With Donation Fee: $10 - Membership not required
    • CPD Status: Pas Approved CPD -  
    • Not eligible for CPD Credits
    • Access valid until December 31.

    Registration instructions:  A UCICA member must log in first to complete registration.

    Learning Objectives: 

    • Policy and procedural guidance for processing applications for permanent residence in Canada based on humanitarian and compassionate grounds (H&C)
    • Application of act under A25(1), R66 and IP 5
    • Assessment criteria for applicants who are seeking an exemption from certain requirements
    • Circumstances and/or factors that may be sufficiently compelling to allow for the requested exemption
    • Issues and consequences during process and after decision
    • 6 Jun 2017
    • 31 Dec 2018
    • Recorded Video
    Register

    Substantive Educational Development 

    For UCICA Members

    • Cost: Free for member (Courtesy CPD House)
    • With Donation Fee: $10 - Membership not required
    • CPD Status: Pas Approved CPD -  
    • Not eligible for CPD Credits
    • Access valid until December 31.

    Registration instructions:  A UCICA member must log in first to complete registration.

    Learning Objectives: 

    Sometimes temporary or even permanent resident visa applications are refused by visa post / office due to minor errors, confusions and or noncompliance of IRPA act/ Given Procedures at decision maker’s part. If legal professional is smart and can find these errors made by visa officer this may open a window of opportunity for representatives to argue and make their point via simple review request on that subject decision for best interest of client/s. Review procedure is not mentioned in any IRPA act or regulators, but there have been cases where review requests have worked well and program manager/s were willing to cooperate with counsels to consider applications after refusal, visas were issued.Review requests have also worked where legal representatives were able to proactively identify issues related to cases before final decision and addressed the same for better results in favor of clients.This session may assist members to learn from A-Z how to evaluate, prepare and submit such reviews if applicable.
    • 6 Jun 2017
    • 31 Dec 2018
    • Recorded Video
    Register

    Substantive Educational Development 

    For UCICA Members

    • Cost: Free for member (Courtesy CPD House)
    • With Donation Fee: $10 - Membership not required
    • CPD Status: Pas Approved CPD -  
    • Not eligible for CPD Credits
    • Access valid until December 31.

    Registration instructions:  A UCICA member must log in first to complete registration.

    Learning Objectives: 

    During any given immigration application submission and examination process, clients or counsel(s) may make mistakes or errors. These errors and mistakes may affect the final decision, and sometimes very serious consequences can occur with these being interpreted as misrepresentations if not corrected before the examination process and the final decision.

    In this session attendees learn how to identify these errors and follow procedures to correct them, for the best interest of clients.

    • 6 Jun 2017
    • 31 Dec 2018
    • Recorded Video
    Register

    Substantive Educational Development 

    For UCICA Members

    • Cost: Free for member (Courtesy CPD House)
    • With Donation Fee: $10 - Membership not required
    • CPD Status: Pas Approved CPD -  
    • Not eligible for CPD Credits
    • Access valid until December 31.

    Registration instructions:  A UCICA member must log in first to complete registration.

    Learning Objectives: 

    Common law spouse refers to a relationship like a marriage, but it is not registered as a documented marriage.

    In common law it also means living together for one year without any long periods where you did not see each other. Under Canadian laws, one statutory declaration signed by the parties may establish this relationship and also the end of such relationship. A common law relationship ends when at least one partner does not intend to continue it. There is no government registration process involved in this category; whereas marriage is constituted through a legal and documented process and many jurisdictions worldwide accept this relationship as legal and civil.

    When it comes to proving relationship for Immigration purposes, the common law spouse applicant has to rely on many direct or indirect third-party evidences/documents from their respective place(s) of residence, which may also carry different evidential weight in the eyes of the law or decision maker, than from the applicant’s point of view.

    On the other hand, in a married spousal relationship, in every case this is documented and backed up by an authenticated civil document which can be verified by the decision maker.

    When it comes to establishing and proving the genuineness of the relationship, both classes face similar thresholds and evidential burden of proof. The burden of proof is always on the applicant, not on the decision maker or legal representative.

    This program may assist attendees to define and understand the legality of relationship, related documents, and applicable regulations, policies and procedures for better results.

    • 6 Jun 2017
    • 31 Dec 2018
    • Recorded Video
    Register

    Substantive Educational Development 

    For UCICA Members

    • Cost: Free for member (Courtesy CPD House)
    • With Donation Fee: $10 - Membership not required
    • CPD Status: Pas Approved CPD -  
    • Not eligible for CPD Credits
    • Access valid until December 31.

    Registration instructions:  A UCICA member must log in first to complete registration.

    Learning Objectives: 

    Sometimes it is very hard to get an exact position or answer from IRC (IRCC)-CBSA office on any past or an ongoing immigration application file. In reply to such request all you can get is a general procedural information or reply. Refusal letters are also generally prepared based on pre-printed letter and may not indicate exact reasons for the decision. In any delayed response from designated IRC (IRCC)-CBSA office it is important to follow up with the file and assist client and the agency for proper direction.

    The only way to follow up on file and get access to exact notes and records of decision maker is to process request under the Access to Information Act or The Privacy Act.

    This quick reference guide based class will assist attendees to send a request to Citizenship and Immigration Canada (IRCC) under the Access to Information Act (ATI) to: Get information about IRCC; Get information that would have been created by IRCC; Get personal information submitted by a representative, where the client (with their consent) is not a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or here in Canada as well as to clearly understanding the complicated codes which are applied in such reports.

    This learning session will not only cover the process of submitting the request for record search but also to the point education to understand the key codes used in these reports.

    • 6 Jun 2017
    • 31 Dec 2018
    • Recorded Video
    Register

    Substantive Educational Development 

    For UCICA Members

    • Cost: Free for member (Courtesy CPD House)
    • With Donation Fee: $10 - Membership not required
    • CPD Status: Pas Approved CPD -  
    • Not eligible for CPD Credits
    • Access valid until December 31.

    Registration instructions:  A UCICA member must log in first to complete registration.

    Learning Objectives: 

    This is one of the most sensitive classes to deal with in terms of legal establishment of genuineness and intent to sponsor children. Most immigration frauds are also linked with this category.

    There are many situations and scenarios when applicants may have to either sponsor his/her own child or include a child of a sponsored partner in an immigration application.

    For example, a Canadian citizen or permanent resident child is travelling outside Canada and gives birth to a child; or a PR application is approved, landing papers and a visa are issued, but before entering Canadian soil at a port of entry a child is born. This situation is not that complicated but does require due legal policy and process to follow for required remedy. There are quicker ways to complete this legal process and in some cases this process may take more than processing time.

    Or an applicant wants to sponsor a spouse or common law partner who was already in a relationship and has children from previous marriage(s). This situation is much more complicated than the above, because based on respective jurisdictional legislation/laws it involves establishment of previous relationship break, child custody/ownership claims and civil documentation for the purpose of family laws of the source country as well as Canadian family laws.

    It is very important for applicants to understand and assess the program policy and procedural requirements, and legal documents not only for Canadian immigration laws but also laws with respect to source country family law legislation and Canadian family laws.

    There is a big legal difference between sponsoring a child under the category of your own child, and sponsoring an adopted family member under an adopted child sponsorship. This topic deals with sponsoring child categories.

    In this class, attendees may learn what is legally required to sponsor a child under Canadian immigration laws and how to apply family law legislations to meet the required evidential burden.

    • 6 Jun 2017
    • 31 Dec 2018
    • Recorded Video
    Register

    Substantive Educational Development 

    For UCICA Members

    • Cost: Free for member (Courtesy CPD House)
    • With Donation Fee: $10 - Membership not required
    • CPD Status: Pas Approved CPD -  
    • Not eligible for CPD Credits
    • Access valid until December 31.

    Registration instructions:  A UCICA member must log in first to complete registration.

    Learning Objectives: 

    “A permanent resident of Canada, a refugee, or a foreign national with a permanent resident visa who has been ordered removed from Canada, may appeal to the Immigration Appeal Division (IAD) of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada.” (IRB)

    In many situations well-prepared and presented appeals are the only solutions for possible remedy under the act. This is possible only if measures are taken to assess the situation, and evidence is gathered which may assist to establish appellant’s case before decision maker.

    This course class may assist attendees to assess their options based on legal interpretation of the regulations applied against the applicant and to prepare appeal with solid grounds.

    • 6 Jun 2017
    • 31 Dec 2018
    • Recorded Video
    Register

    Substantive Educational Development 

    For UCICA Members

    • Cost: Free for member (Courtesy CPD House)
    • With Donation Fee: $10 - Membership not required
    • CPD Status: Pas Approved CPD -  
    • Not eligible for CPD Credits
    • Access valid until December 31.

    Registration instructions:  A UCICA member must log in first to complete registration.

    Learning Objectives: 

    The IAD is an administrative tribunal that provides an independent review of decisions made under the immigration program. The IAD examines cases before it for possible errors in law, in fact, and mixed law and fact, or for failure to observe a principle of natural justice. It also has the authority to reverse valid

    decisions on equitable grounds.

    One of the principal matters that may be brought before the IAD is refusal of a sponsorship application for members of the family class.

    This course class may assist attendees to assess and understand the process and rules before or during the appeal process. This class does not include the hearing preparation process

    • 6 Jun 2017
    • 31 Dec 2018
    • Recorded Video
    Register

    Substantive Educational Development 

    For UCICA Members

    • Cost: Free for member (Courtesy CPD House)
    • With Donation Fee: $10 - Membership not required
    • CPD Status: Pas Approved CPD -  
    • Not eligible for CPD Credits
    • Access valid until December 31.

    Registration instructions:  A UCICA member must log in first to complete registration.

    Learning Objectives: 

    “The law requires permanent residents to be physically present in Canada for at least 730 days out of every five years. If a permanent resident is outside Canada and a visa officer with Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) finds that he or she has not met this residency obligation, the person may lose permanent resident status. The permanent resident may appeal the CIC decision.” (IRB)

    If a permanent resident is outside Canada or in-land and a visa officer (also outside Canada) or Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) finds that he or she has not met this residency obligation, the person may lose permanent resident status. The permanent resident may appeal the CIC decision to the Immigration Appeal Division (IAD) of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB).

    Either way, a member (decision maker) will hear the appeal according to the IRB tribunal process. The appeal process involves two parties: the appellant and Minister's counsel who represents CIC.

    Other than proving physical presence in Canada, there are ways to seek remedies by applying some other serious factors such as HNC grounds, avoiding section 44 reporting, etc. 

    In these serious matters it is important for appellants and legal professionals to marshal their representation and evidence with full force. This is possible only if proper preparation and strategy in line with the law is in place.

    This course class may assist attendees to assess their situation and form better strategy to seek desired results, or avail themselves of other options. This class will also prepare attendees for the full hearing presentation and process.
    • 6 Jun 2017
    • 31 Dec 2018
    • Recorded Video
    Register

    Substantive Educational Development 

    For UCICA Members

    • Cost: Free for member (Courtesy CPD House)
    • With Donation Fee: $10 - Membership not required
    • CPD Status: Pas Approved CPD -  
    • Not eligible for CPD Credits
    • Access valid until December 31.

    Registration instructions:  A UCICA member must log in first to complete registration.

    Learning Objectives: 

    Based on the particular situation, there are many areas in Canadian Immigration law which are directly influenced by Canadian and applicant’s source country laws. But when a temporary visa or an immigration application is processed/examined for inadmissibility test, Canadian Criminal Laws and procedures play a huge role.

    For example, any individual in any given application, if he/she is criminally charged, convicted or found to be involved in any criminal-like activity, or does not meet the definition of the regulation to establish relationship for immigration purposes, is considered inadmissible under the act and the application is denied.

    Within the concept of criminal law, criminal activity may involve a crime committed in a Canadian or source country jurisdiction and the person may get a conviction. For the purpose of the Canadian Immigration act, it does not matter where the crime is committed, the offence will always be compared with the Canadian criminal code and sentences, and evaluation with the inadmissibility test will be applied accordingly.

    For applicants and legal professionals it is important to understand the basics of all laws involved in such situations. This course class may assist attendees to learn in detail for better case assessment.

    • 6 Jun 2017
    • 31 Dec 2018
    • Recorded Video
    Register

    Substantive Educational Development 

    For UCICA Members

    • Cost: Free for member (Courtesy CPD House)
    • With Donation Fee: $10 - Membership not required
    • CPD Status: Pas Approved CPD -  
    • Not eligible for CPD Credits
    • Access valid until December 31.

    Registration instructions:  A UCICA member must log in first to complete registration.

    Learning Objectives: 

    Based on the situation, there are many areas in Canadian Immigration law which are directly influenced by Canadian and applicant’s source country laws. But when a temporary visa or an immigration application is processed/examined for inadmissibility or to test evidence in terms of established relationship, Canadian and international family laws and cultural values play a huge role.

    For example a relationship may have a legal/cultural value in certain jurisdictions under the Family Act, including in Canada, but for the purpose of Canadian Immigration, the statute related to a specific act or regulation will be applied to establish admissibility under the Immigration act. For example, in some cultures a person may have more than one legal spouse or common law partners or be in relationship with more than one individual at the same time, but under the Canadian Immigration act and regulations this may not be considered a legal relationship for the purpose of sponsorship.

    For child sponsorship or adoption matters, a court order or agreement between parties for custody or to own the child may not have any legal value for the purpose of sponsorship if the source country does not have legislation allowing the parties to form such association. Canadian adoption and family laws must be satisfied in any given situation for a fair decision.

    For applicants and legal professionals it is important to understand the basics of all laws involved in such situations. This course class may assist attendees to learn in detail for better case assessment.

    • 6 Jun 2017
    • 31 Dec 2018
    • Recorded Video
    Register

    Substantive Educational Development 

    For UCICA Members

    • Cost: Free for member (Courtesy CPD House)
    • With Donation Fee: $10 - Membership not required
    • CPD Status: Pas Approved CPD -  
    • Not eligible for CPD Credits
    • Access valid until December 31.

    Registration instructions:  A UCICA member must log in first to complete registration.

    Learning Objectives: 

    This quick reference guide based class will assist attendees to update their knowledge about various types of work permits and procedures to apply for new or extension or change of conditions. This program will also cover the new electronic system, known as the Employer Portal where Employers must submit offers of employment in Labour Market Impact Assessment-exempt situations directly to IRCC using this new system.
    • 6 Jun 2017
    • 31 Dec 2018
    • Recorded Video
    Register

    Substantive Educational Development 

    For UCICA Members

    • Cost: Free for member (Courtesy CPD House)
    • With Donation Fee: $10 - Membership not required
    • CPD Status: Pas Approved CPD -  
    • Not eligible for CPD Credits
    • Access valid until December 31.

    Registration instructions:  A UCICA member must log in first to complete registration.

    Learning Objectives: 

    Negative decisions made by CIC are either appealable before board or federal courts in Canada. Grounds for appeal are mostly based on procedural error(s) made by decision maker during examination process.

    Immigration operational manuals, procedures and bulletins are not part of the legislation or act and are not for clients or legal professionals/practitioners to follow, but still carry key value when files are assessed and examined by decision makers. Decision makers follow these procedures to reach final decision and/or to communicate with client or counsel or any other third party during file examination.

    This class will assist attendees to understand the legality of these procedures and how they are applied during the decision making process. Attendees will also learn how to analyse their case files in the light of these procedural manuals and be proactive for the best interest of client.

    • 6 Jun 2017
    • 31 Dec 2018
    • Recorded Video
    Register

    Substantive Educational Development 

    For UCICA Members

    • Cost: Free for member (Courtesy CPD House)
    • With Donation Fee: $10 - Membership not required
    • CPD Status: Pas Approved CPD -  
    • Not eligible for CPD Credits
    • Access valid until December 31.

    Registration instructions:  A UCICA member must log in first to complete registration.

    Learning Objectives: 

    Business people and business visitors are not the same. Business people may enter/come to Canada to do business under a free trade agreement. Business people can may also work in Canada if they qualify under one of these agreements: North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Other Free Trade Agreements (FTAs), General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS).

    There are four groups of business people under NAFTA: business visitors, professionals, intra-company transferees, traders and investors.

    This course class may assist attendees to lean in detail the legality, eligibility, and trust interpretation as per each respective category under this program.
    • 6 Jun 2017
    • 31 Dec 2018
    • Recorded Video
    Register

    Substantive Educational Development 

    For UCICA Members

    • Cost: Free for member (Courtesy CPD House)
    • With Donation Fee: $10 - Membership not required
    • CPD Status: Pas Approved CPD -  
    • Not eligible for CPD Credits
    • Access valid until December 31.

    Registration instructions:  A UCICA member must log in first to complete registration.

    Learning Objectives: 

    Under Canada’s immigration law, if clients have committed or been convicted of a crime, they may not be allowed into Canada.  In other words they are “criminally inadmissible.”  This includes both minor and serious crimes. Depending on the crime, how long ago it was and how clients have behaved since, they may still be allowed to come to Canada. This topic may assist attendees to learn about the complete process from client assessment to application for rehabilitation. This topic will also cover a brief summary the Criminal Code of Canada and the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.
    • 6 Jun 2017
    • 31 Dec 2018
    • Recorded Video
    Register

    Substantive Educational Development 

    For UCICA Members

    • Cost: Free for member (Courtesy CPD House)
    • With Donation Fee: $10 - Membership not required
    • CPD Status: Pas Approved CPD -  
    • Not eligible for CPD Credits
    • Access valid until December 31.

    Registration instructions:  A UCICA member must log in first to complete registration.

    Learning Objectives: 

    Family sponsorship applications are very sensitive and may have a serious affect on the applicant’s life if not approved. Despite genuineness of the relationship between parties, a simple family sponsorship case may turn into a complex matter during the visa office examination process if the applicant or representative go off track by not following program-specific policies and procedures. Guidelines and document checklists are neither policies or procedures nor the law, and may not constitute a solid ground for appeal at any level if the matter is refused.

    When filling out the application form, and gathering and assessing documents, and when the applicant or professionals put them to a legal evidential test, it is possible to identify major points which are most common and may cause serious consequences during the process. These can be avoided for better results.

    This program may assist legal professionals, the public, and applicants to understand the minimum threshold and common serious errors to avoid in such situations.

    • 6 Jun 2017
    • 31 Dec 2018
    • Recorded Video
    Register

    Substantive Educational Development 

    For UCICA Members

    • Cost: Free for member (Courtesy CPD House)
    • With Donation Fee: $10 - Membership not required
    • CPD Status: Pas Approved CPD -  
    • Not eligible for CPD Credits
    • Access valid until December 31.

    Registration instructions:  A UCICA member must log in first to complete registration.

    Learning Objectives: 

    • Understanding multi- stage/level processes (Provincial – Federal)
    • Proactive registration and clients assessment,  and criteria conflict checks for practitioner
    • Case-specific situations and issues, towards provincial and federal criteria
    • How to avoid delays and understand procedures after PNP approvals or refusals
    • Application of provincial laws / regulations  vs. federal
    • Can applicant file new or multiple applications under federal program or PNP?
    • Processing guidelines for best interest of client
    • 6 Jun 2017
    • 31 Dec 2018
    • Recorded Video
    Register

    Substantive Educational Development 

    For UCICA Members

    • Cost: Free for member (Courtesy CPD House)
    • With Donation Fee: $10 - Membership not required
    • CPD Status: Pas Approved CPD -  
    • Not eligible for CPD Credits
    • Access valid until December 31.

    Registration instructions:  A UCICA member must log in first to complete registration.

    Learning Objectives: 

    With the passage of the Protecting Canada’s Immigration System Act, individuals who have received a final decision on their refugee claim from the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) or a pre-removal risk assessment (PRRA) within the last 12 months are not eligible for a PRRA unless they are eligible for an exemption.

    Some individuals may be eligible for a PRRA if they come from one of the following exempted countries and they received a final decision from the IRB or a final PRRA decision on or between certain dates.

    This course class may assist attendees and legal professionals to learn the basics of PRRA, eligibility assessment tools and the process.

    • 6 Jun 2017
    • 31 Dec 2018
    • Recorded Video
    Register

    Substantive Educational Development 

    For UCICA Members

    • Cost: Free for member (Courtesy CPD House)
    • With Donation Fee: $10 - Membership not required
    • CPD Status: Pas Approved CPD -  
    • Not eligible for CPD Credits
    • Access valid until December 31.

    Registration instructions:  A UCICA member must log in first to complete registration.

    Learning Objectives: 

    After the first interview by CIC inland office or at POE, once application process for claim is complete and assessed by CIC/CBSA, it is then referred to IRB for final determination. This process involves a hearing process and plays a key role in the decision making process.

    Claim application is tested based on oral, documented and/or expert evidence/witnesses.

    The hearing process involves questions from the minister’s counsel, Board member and claimant’s counsel. Evidence is seriously tested and examined along with oral testimony/statements of claimant and any other applicants in claim.

    If everything is not in order or seriously prepared, application may be denied and the consequences can be devastating in certain situations.

    This course class may assist attendees to learn about the process and prepare everything needed, including representation, scheduling, preparing and submitting evidence/disclosure, understanding the time limits, and preparing claimant(s) and witnesses for the hearing day

    • 6 Jun 2017
    • 31 Dec 2018
    • Recorded Video
    Register

    Substantive Educational Development 

    For UCICA Members

    • Cost: Free for member (Courtesy CPD House)
    • With Donation Fee: $10 - Membership not required
    • CPD Status: Pas Approved CPD -  
    • Not eligible for CPD Credits
    • Access valid until December 31.

    Registration instructions:  A UCICA member must log in first to complete registration.

    Learning Objectives: 

    Circumstances may arise when claimants or counsels may have to make a serious decision or act within legal limitation for a better remedy. This could occur during the application process, before or during the hearing, after the hearing or at any given time in the decision making process.

    Ignorance of the law is not an excuse in any way and is not considered a ground to be considered in any legal process.

    This course class may assist attendees to understand the formula to identify such situations and apply as per the law.

    • 6 Jun 2017
    • 31 Dec 2018
    • Recorded Video
    Register

    Substantive Educational Development 

    For UCICA Members

    • Cost: Free for member (Courtesy CPD House)
    • With Donation Fee: $10 - Membership not required
    • CPD Status: Pas Approved CPD -  
    • Not eligible for CPD Credits
    • Access valid until December 31.

    Registration instructions:  A UCICA member must log in first to complete registration.

    Learning Objectives: 

    Once the second most important step in the process is completed, the hearing preparation, the hearing date could be the final stage in line. Well-prepared and presented cases may get to this point with a short hearing and in many cases without minister’s/CBSA counsel presence. The Board member may go over issues and questions, allowing claimant or counsel for claimant to rebut, and decisions are announced on the spot. On the other hand cases which are not prepared well may also get processed in the same manner and get negative results. A knowledgeable counsel can not only assist client to prepare for the process well, but also may judge during the trial/hearing the mode/path of the decision maker and deal with situations for the best interest of clients for a better decision or making grounds for further appeals / other legal remedial options.

    This course class may assist claimants or legal professionals to prepare for a better and more professional representation. This course will be presented in a real courtroom-like setting.

    • 6 Jun 2017
    • 31 Dec 2018
    • Recorded Video
    Register

    Substantive Educational Development 

    For UCICA Members

    • Cost: Free for member (Courtesy CPD House)
    • With Donation Fee: $10 - Membership not required
    • CPD Status: Pas Approved CPD -  
    • Not eligible for CPD Credits
    • Access valid until December 31.

    Registration instructions:  A UCICA member must log in first to complete registration.

    Learning Objectives: 

    “If Citizenship and Immigration Canada has refused the application of a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident to sponsor the immigration of a close family member to Canada, the sponsor may appeal to the IAD.” (IRB)

    Given the nature and sensitivity of the class it is critically important for all parties involved to understand the legal interpretation of the acts and rules applied in decisions by the visa office or CIC before applying for appeal.

    The appeal process is time-consuming and requires expert knowledge. In many situations well-prepared and presented appeals are the only solutions for possible remedy under the act. This is possible only if measures are taken to assess the situation, and evidence is gathered that may assist to establish appellant’s case before the decision maker.

    This course class may assist attendees to assess their options based on legal interpretation of the regulations applied against applicant and prepare appeal with solid grounds. This class will also prepare attendees for full hearing presentation and the process.
    • 6 Jun 2017
    • 31 Dec 2018
    • Recorded Video
    Register

    Substantive Educational Development 

    For UCICA Members

    • Cost: Free for member (Courtesy CPD House)
    • With Donation Fee: $10 - Membership not required
    • CPD Status: Pas Approved CPD -  
    • Not eligible for CPD Credits
    • Access valid until December 31.

    Registration instructions:  A UCICA member must log in first to complete registration.

    Learning Objectives: 

    Decisions are made by CIC office(s) in Canada or at visa officers outside Canada and are based on file examination, on a case-to-case basis, while purely applying program-related policy and procedures.

    If procedures and policies are not followed by the program managing officers, and if decisions are made subsequently, they can be challenged via either simple review requests or federal court reviews.

    Possibility of simple review request within the visa office at the program director level or assessment for a federal court review application request a test on decision making process.

    This test can be applied by the applicant or legal professional only if they know how to read and understand related policies and procedures. Policies and procedures are legally worded and cover a great amount of legislative authorities.

    The TFW program category is integrated with many situations and classes of visa applications. It has its own polices and procedures which are applied during the application examination process.

    This class will assist attendees to learn how to read and understand TFW-related polices and procedures for a better case foundation.


    • 6 Jun 2017
    • 31 Dec 2018
    • Recorded Video
    Register

    Substantive Educational Development 

    For UCICA Members

    • Cost: Free for member (Courtesy CPD House)
    • With Donation Fee: $10 - Membership not required
    • CPD Status: Pas Approved CPD -  
    • Not eligible for CPD Credits
    • Access valid until December 31.

    Registration instructions:  A UCICA member must log in first to complete registration.

    Learning Objectives: 

    In this class attendees will learn the types of removal orders, the legal and consequential difference when such situation is applied and how enforcement agencies will remove foreign nationals from Canada who have contravened the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) and its Regulations and who are the subject of an enforceable removal order. This program is designed to assist legal professionals in planning, organizing and directing the clients when in process of being removed from Canada or from port of entry.

    This class will also cover general removal, policies and procedures, outlines specific procedures for the removal of foreign nationals to the United States and administration of the Reciprocal Arrangement between Canada and the United States for the exchange of deportees.


    • 19 Sep 2017
    • 31 Jan 2019
    • Video Format
    Register

    UCICA Orientation session on its system to practically comply with Planned and Unplanned Absence 

    Planned or Unplanned Absence Requirements 

    Compliance to specific sections. 

    • Cost Free for UCICA and PDLES Members
    • CAD 25 for nonmembers
    • Duration: 180+ Minutes
    • Video Format
    Presenters: 
    Mr. Muhammad Watto (RCIC)

    Areas to cover:
    • Overview of the regulator's regulations.
    • Is this possible to maintain and implement the regulations practically?
    • How to comply 100% free and easy?
    • How can a member find a peer member?
    • The reporting,
    • The contingency plans, forms and letters when, where and how to maintain and apply.
    • How to avoid noncompliance now and after submissions?
    • How can UCICA assist?
    • What is UCICA system and how does it work?
    • The difference between doing it on my own and the UCICA service 

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