The Immigration Practitioner Centre provides a variety of advanced immigration courses for professionals who are already working in the field of immigration law. Immigration law practitioners can advance their career with advanced certifications, CPD seminars, and the resources available in the IPZ.
Our online advanced certificate courses are designed for immigration practitioners who would like to increase their knowledge of certain areas of immigration law. The faculty teaching these certifications are chosen for their expertise in these particular areas.
Our certificate courses focus on providing attendees with practical training which they can use in dealing with client issues.
Certificate in Business Immigration Law (CBIL) gives students an advanced understanding of Business Immigration Law and the various classes of business immigrants through class discussion, advanced analysis, and case law study.Learn More
Certificate in Canadian Citizenship looks at the rights and legislation surrounding Canadian citizenship and how citizenship is granted by the Citizenship Commission. Other topics covered in this course will be the citizenship test and oath, resumption of citizenship, renouncing, revoking and appeals of citizenship.Learn More
Certificate in Family Class Immigration Law (CFCL) examines Family Class Immigration Law by going in-depth on family class applications, sponsorship applications, and the difference between legal and genuine relationships.Learn More
Certificate in Immigration Detention Reviews gives an overview of the Law of Arrest and Detention under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA). Students will explore the various grounds for detention, as well as look at the process of detention of children.Learn More
Certificate in Immigration Tribunal Practice introduces the process and procedures involved when appearing before the Immigration Division and the Immigration Appeal Division of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB).Learn More
Certificate in Inadmissibility to Canada (CINC) covers inadmissibility categories in great detail, assisting immigration practitioners to become proficient in this area of Canadian Immigration Law. Emphasis is placed on both the applicable legislation and case law.Learn More
Certificate in the Labour Market Impact Assessment Process (CLMIA) is an advanced certificate in the Labour Market Assessment (LMIA) process. LMIA is an opinion given by a federal government officer regarding the effect of the employment of a foreign national by a Canadian employer on the Canadian labour market.Learn More
Certificate in Immigration Tribunal Practice is an advanced certificate in Quebec Immigration Law to be delivered to anyone wanting more in-depth knowledge about the Quebec Immigration system.Learn More
Certificate in Refugee Class Immigration Law covers the process and procedure of preparing a refugee claim, appearing before the Refugee Protection Division (RPD) and appealing decisions to the Refugee Appeal Division (RAD) as well as the requirements which must be established for a person to be found to be a Convention Refugee or a Protected Person.Learn More
Certificate in Provincial Nominee Programs looks at the interplay between the provincial and federal authorities in the selection of foreign nationals both on a temporary and permanent basis with the understanding that applicants must be admissible to Canada.Learn More
Certificate in Temporary Resident Immigration Law delivers in-depth knowledge of Temporary Resident immigration, Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA), and useful strategies surrounding these areas.Learn More
Certificate In International Student Immigration looks at the details surrounding working in Canada while on a study permit, having an accompanying spouse join a student in Canada, as well as the regulations surrounding minors and caring for a minor as a student.Learn More
Ashton offers regular CPD seminars, featuring the most acknowledged immigration experts from all over the country, to provide RCICs with high-quality education to fulfil their CPD requirements. The seminars are delivered in in-person, via live online webinar or via video recording. Our previous CPD seminars are also available as video recordings.
Free CPD Webinar on January 20, 2022
During this online event, over expert panel will discuss the latest updates on family class and super visas, BC PNP Skilled Workers programs, and the new professional code of conduct. There will also be an overview of detention review tips, fiduciary responsibilities for representatives, all Provincial Nominee Programs, and legal counsel before regulatory administrative tribunals.Advocacy, Code, Detention Reviews, Family Class, Provincial Nominee Programs and BC PNP
Free CPD Webinar on March 17, 2022
During this online event, our expert panel will discuss the latest updates on temporary entry into the Canadian labour market, IRRC’s Chinook System, Canadian Citizenship applications, and a Manitoba Provincial Nominee update. Human rights and branding and marketing will also be discussed.Temporary Residents, Canadian Citizenship, Human Rights, Manitoba, and Marketing
Free CPD Webinar on May 19, 2022
During this online event, our expert panel will discuss the latest updates on case law, business immigration and visas. Practice tips for newcomers, processing tips, startup ventures and acquisition of police clearances will also be discussed.Case Law, Business Immigration, Humanitarian and Compassionate, Practice Tips, Police Clearances, and Leadership
Free CPD Webinar on July 21, 2022
During this online event, our expert panel will discuss the latest updates on case law, IRB, and the Saskatchewan Provincial Nominee Program. Practice tips for student processing, language testing and gender-based claims will also be discussed.Case Law, IRB Updates, Gender-Based Refugee Claims, Saskatchewan PNP, Student Processing, and Language Tests
Free CPD Webinar on September 22, 2022
During this online event, our expert panel will discuss the latest updates on case law, LMIA, Provincial Nominee Programs, Quebec Immigration, and family class. The Temporary Foreign Worker Program, LMIA Exempt Work Permit options, super visas, and how to manage your immigration firm will also be discussed.Case Law, LMIA and LMIA Exempt Work Permits, Provincial Nominee Programs Overview, Quebec, Parents/Grandparents and Super Visas, and Manage Your Immigration Firm
Free CPD Webinar on November 17, 2022
During this online event, our expert panel will discuss TRPS and ARCS processing, the 2021 Economic stream, the 2021 Federal Family Class stream, the 2021 Refugee stream and the new International Mobility Worker Program. Leadership, brand and marketing with a focus on social media, and the future of immigration and citizenship will also be discussed.TRPS and ARCS, 2022 Processing Streams Summary, 2023 Federal Processing Targets, Leadership, Branding and Marketing, and the Future
Watch the Recorded Live Session of this WebinarFamily Class and Business Updates
Watch the Recorded Live Session of this WebinarInadmissible? Medical, Criminal, and Other + Refugees and Residency Appeals
Watch the Recorded Live Session of this WebinarSomething for Everybody: TFWP, IMWP, Ontario PNP, Competencies, and Language Proficiency for Immigration
Watch the Recorded Live Session of this WebinarAnnual Review: Targets and Changes; Three Processing Streams Updates: Economic, Refugees, and Family Class, Alberta PNP Update, and the Future
We launched Immigration Practitioner Zone (IPZ) to help new immigration practitioners build and expand their practice.
On top of access to exclusive professional seminars and networking events, IPZ members can work in the supportive office environment, receive advice from professional mentors on how to practice immigration law, develop their individual immigration practice manual based on the assessment of their business plans performed by the field experts.Immigration Practitioner Zone