Seminar ID


Date and time

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 14:00 PDT see it in calendar

  • in English
CPD hours

CICC 5.5 CPD hours
Expiry date: 30-4-2013


Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue, Salon B580 West Hastings St.
V6B 1L6

Capacity: 50



A full-day, educational event chaired by
Catherine Sas, Q.C. (Miller Thomson LLP)


Morning: Sessions 1 & 2

Federal Skilled Worker Program Update: 'A whole new game'

Presenter: Victor Ing (Miller Thomson LLP)

Learn about the latest changes to Canada's cornerstone immigration program including:

• the revised points calculations
• the occupational categories
• language proficiency requirements
• new age brackets
• skilled trade class
• foreign credentials assessment

Misrepresentation: 'Your mother was right, honesty is the best policy'

Presenter: Peter Larlee (Larlee Rosenberg)                                                      Presenter: Gregory Zuck, Hearings Officer, Inland Enforcement (Canada Border Services Agency)                                                                                                Presenter: Andrew Osborne, RCIC, former CIC and CBSA Senior Immigration Officer

Learn about the latest issues concerning misrepresentation and how to advise your clients.

• conducting thorough client interviews - ask the right questions
• addressing errors, omissions and falsehoods in previous applications
• issues at the Port of Entry
• ethical issues for practitioners

Afternoon: Sessions 3 & 4

Spousal sponsorship: Preparing a successful application

Presenter: Catherine Sas, Q.C. (Miller Thomson LLP)

Using real case studies and fact patterns learn a common sense approach to preparing successful spousal, common-law and conjugal partnership sponsorship applications.

• interviewing your clients to gather information - what you need to know
• compiling evidence of a genuine relationship - how much is too much
• putting the pieces together - what a decision maker needs to see
• will correct preparation equal faster application processing times
• interview coaching - getting your clients ready for tough questions
• advising clients in Canada - choosing between In Canada Class or Overseas processing

Anatomy of an IAD Sponsorship Appeal

Presenters: Laura Best (Embarkation Law Group) & Alex Ning, RCIC

Practical, step-by-step guidance to thoroughly prepare for an IAD Sponsorship Appeal from the moment of refusal to walking into a hearing

• IAD rules
• Rules of evidence
• Representation and advocacy
• ADR or hearing
• Identify ethical issues


5.5 hours


This video recording is offered free-of-charge for its educational value. It is not eligible for CPD hours by any regulatory body

Free - 100% discount





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