Seminar ID


Date and time

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 17:30 EST see it in calendar

  • recording
  • in English
CPD hours

CICC 15 CPD hours
Expiry date: 17-6-2019

LSBC 15 CPD hours
Expiry date: 31-12-2022


Capacity: 150


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


15 hours

regular fee - $ 360.00

No CPD - 50% discount





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