Seminar ID


Date and time

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 16:00 PDT see it in calendar

  • recording
  • in English
CPD hours

CICC 4 CPD hours

LSBC 3 CPD hours


British Columbia Institute of Technology555 Seymour Street
Vancouver, BC
V6B 3H6

Capacity: 50


IRCC - what to do and when

Knowing what to do, when and how when it comes to dealings with IRCC is one of the most important aspects of our practice. Learn how to remain professional but strong advocate of your clients, how to approach various situations when a direct contact with IRCC officers is necessary.

Fighting and preventing requests, rejections, refusals, and delays

1. Preventative steps – what to include on applications to try and prevent refusals
    a) Document checklists and cover letters
    b) Submission letters
    c) Predicting when you have a problem file
    d) Tips to avoid incomplete applications
    e) Ethical issues: due diligence, honesty and candour, know your client, competency and skills, managing client’s expectations, maintaining the integrity of the system

2. Responding to request letters and Procedural Fairness Letters
    a) Extension Requests
    b) Submitting ATIPs
    c) Interviewing your client
    d) Putting in new/revised submissions
    e) Ethical issues: timely communication with client and IRCC, avoiding misrepresentation and omission

3. Interview requests
    a) Strategies to prepare a client for the interview process within different contexts
    b) Ethical issues: preparing vs. coaching the client

4. Receiving refusals
    a) How to react to receiving a refusal letter
    b) How to inform your client and prepare next steps
    c) Ethical issues: honesty and candour, full disclosure, timely communication, dealing with one’s mistakes and/or omissions

5. Reconsideration requests and seeking a second look
    a) Situations where reconsideration may be appropriate
    b) Situations where reconsideration may not be appropriate
    c) How to submit a reconsideration request
    d) Ethical issues: competency, communication skills, full disclosure

6. Judicial Review
    a) Overview of the judicial review process (for non-lawyers)
    b) How to contact a lawyer
    c) Ethical issues: maintaining confidentiality when discussing a case, full disclosure to the client, managing expectations, releasing a client to another representative

7. Attitude in written submissions
    a) Finding the right tone and merit of the application

8. Proactivity in long-term and/or delayed applications
    a) Contacting the appropriate authority
    b)When and how
    c) Using the right tone in inquiries

9. Approaching ESDC, CBSA and PNP
    a) What’s different?
    b) Basic principles of contacting a responsible authority


4 hours

regular fee - $ 120.00




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