Seminar ID


Date and time

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 09:00 EDT see it in calendar

  • recording
  • in English
CPD hours


LSO 0.5 Professionalism

CICC 6 CPD hours

LSBC 6 CPD hours


Hart House, University of Toronto7 Hart House Circle
M5S 3H3

Parking: $ 15 per day. Credit card or coins. Pay at the pay machine. Short walk from TTC.


Writing submissions to win. Or lose?

Written Advocacy or Immigration Submissions 

1.   Importance of written submissions in immigration practice

     a.   Submission as your business card
     b.   Credibility and reputation
     c.   Mirror of your knowledge and skills (Act, Regs, Manuals, Policies, practices
     d.   When to use a submission

2.   Structure and content of a submission

     a.   What is too little information? What is too much information?
     b.   Difference between discretionary v. non-discretionary submissions in respect to discretionary v. non-discretionary applications
     c.   Evidence vs. argument
     d.   Advocacy vs. fairy tales
     e.   Research of supporting case law

3.  How are submissions made to Tribunals and visa offices treated by reviewing courts

4.   Practical redacted examples (an H&C, a TRP, Skilled Worker, WP etc and discussion about different styles of advocacy, different techniques and approaches)

5.   Ethical considerations and professionalism


6 hours

regular fee - $ 180.00

No CPD - 50% discount





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