Mastering the refugee protection system Series

Seminar ID
Date and time
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 13:30 EDT   see it in calendar
Camilla Jones
Camilla Jones
presenter's bio
  • recording
  • in English
CPD hours
LSBC 15 CPD hours available until: 18.03.2023
CICC (ICCRC) 15 CPD hours - Validity of the recording expired on: 17.06.2019

Identify and discuss relevant international treaties pertaining to refugees and human rights
3 hours
• Understand Canada’s obligations toward refugee claimants.
• Identify the relevant sections of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act as they relate to refugees and persons in need of protection.
• Discuss the difference between a refugee and an economic immigrant
• Describe inclusion, exclusion and cessation elements of the definition of a Convention Refugee
• Understand the criteria for determining refugee status and the criteria for granting protection to persons in need of protection.

Suggested Readings:
UNHCR Convention on Refugees
• Convention Refugee Section 96
• Ss.97(1) 7 (2)
• Exclusion clauses s.98
• Cessation clauses Ss.108(1) & (2)
• Section E&F Article 1, IRPA Schedule

Refugee and Humanitarian Resettlement programs
3 hours
• Review Canada’s role in the resettlement of refugees
• Identify the organizations involved in refugee resettlement
• Define the different classes of refugees under the resettlement program
• Describe eligibility criteria for applying for resettlement.
• Describe the inadmissibility assessment that forms part of the resettlement application process
• Understand the role and obligations of different types of sponsors of refugees and the kinds of assistance available to refugees who apply for resettlement.

In Canada Refugee Determination Process
(3 hours)
• Legislative Reforms
• Refugee Determination System
• Case Differentiation
• Legislative Reforms
• Designated Countries of Origin
• Designated Foreign National
• Safe Third Country Agreement
• Front End Stage
• Initial Application
• Examination
• Eligibility Interview
• Referral to the Refugee Protection Division
• Security Screening
• Work and study permits
• Health Care

Case Studies and Sample BOC - March 12, 2019

(1 hour)
• MUC (much unfounded claims)
• Role of Refugee Protection Officer in MUC

Refugee Protection Division Rules - March 19, 2019
(3 hours)
• Before the Proceeding
• Hearings
• Deciding the claim and reasons
• Post Determination Stage
• Claims Accepted
• Claim Rejected
• Refugee Appeal Division
• Leave for Judicial Review


Capacity: 100
15 hours
  • regular fee - $ 360.00


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