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CPD Presenter Roxanne Israel Feature

By: Janice Bandick

Published On: September 14, 2015

Ashton College will be hosting our third Continuing Professional Development seminar of 2015 on September 19, 2015.


The seminar will focus on Express Entry, Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s new electronic application management system. The Applying for Permanent Residence through Express Entry seminar will be presented by Roxanne Israel, LL.B.

roxanne israelRoxanne is a partner with EY's Human Capital practice and Global Business Immigration team. She is also a Partner of Egan Business Immigration Lawyers LLP, a business immigration firm allied with EY. Roxanne completed a Masters degree from the University of Oxford in International Human Rights Law, an LL.B from the University of Victoria and a BA from McGill University. She was called to the Alberta Bar in 2003.

As a partner at Egan LLP, Roxanne’s areas of specialty include visas, work permits, permanent residence, and citizenship. She also provides advisory services related to policy development and corporate compliance. Roxanne has specific experience conducting reviews and audits of existing corporate immigration programs to minimize risk and promote compliance with immigration program requirements.

Prior to practicing at Egan LLP, Roxanne practiced civil litigation and business immigration at a national law firm in Calgary, where she facilitated temporary and permanent entry to Canada for key personnel of domestic and multinational corporations.

Roxanne is the past chair of the Canadian Bar Association ’ Immigration Section for Southern Alberta and a member-at-large of the National Immigration Section. Roxanne is currently acting as the Membership Communications Coordinator for the National Immigration Section. She is also a member of the Calgary and Canadian Bar Associations, and a Director on the Board of the Centre for Newcomers Society of Calgary. The Centre for Newcomers is one of the largest settlement agencies in Calgary, Alberta. The Centre welcomes newcomers and supports their adjustment in Canada through services and initiatives that promote, diversity, participation and citizenship.

Roxanne is a frequent speaker on topics related to business immigration. She has previously presented at conferences for the Canadian Bar Association ’ Immigration Section, the Canadian Institute, Insight, the Petroleum Services Association of Canada, Metropolis and the Calgary Chamber of Commerce.


Ashton's Express Entry CPD seminar is accredited by the Law Society of British Columbia, the ICCRC and the Law Society of New Brunswick. The seminar will take place in Vancouver, but can also be streamed live-online on Saturday, September 19th from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.



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  1. Sascha-Kate Marskell says:


    I am a graduate of Ashton College (2013),

    I would like to register for the Express Entry CPD being held on Sat 19th Sep.

    I don’t have my Ashton card on me where it allows a little discount.

    I am also in Australia and not back in Canada until late Friday.

    If someone could advise me of my Ashton card number to use for CPD courses that would be ideal and so I can register for the Express Entry CPD.

    Thank you

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