Certificate in Business Immigration Law (CBIL) (Live Online)

  • Formats:

    Live Online

  • Duration:

    39 hours/ 13 weeks

  • Registration Fee:

    $995  

Start Date

Live Online

Part Time: January 13, 2021 – April 07, 2021

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Overview

This is an advanced certificate in Business Immigration Law (CBIL) to be delivered in class and online to Lawyers, Quebec Notaries, Paralegals and Immigration Consultants who are seeking an in-depth knowledge of this area of Business Immigration Law. The advanced certificate in Business Immigration Law will deal with the Quebec Investor Class, Quebec Entrepreneur Class, Start-up Business Class, and Self-employed Persons Class. In addition, the advanced certificate will deal with the Provincial Nominee Class as relates to entrepreneurs and Service Canada’s Owner/Operator Labour Market Impact Assessments.

Course Prerequisites

None, however, this certificate is designed for Lawyers and paralegals who are members in good standing with a Canadian provincial or territorial law society; Notaries who are members in good standing with the Chambre des notaires du Québec; and Citizenship or immigration consultants who are members in good standing with the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council.

Topics/Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to provide:

  1. A thorough advanced analysis of the relevant sections of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) and the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (IRPR) and policies of government agencies relating to Business Immigrants;
  2. A thorough advanced analysis of the case law relating to the relevant sections of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) and the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (IRPR) and policies of government agencies relating to Business Immigrants; and
  3. A detailed and practical analysis of various strategies relating to Business Immigrants.

Instructor*

Dominic Therrien

Mr. Therrien has been a lawyer since 2002 and he has a long and diversified international experience as he lived in the United States, France and Mainland China where he worked for a few years to assist high net worth Chinese clients to immigrate to Canada. He represents many Canadian and international companies, including financial institutions, with respect to their business clients’ immigration needs as well as in regard to labor mobility. During his legal career he assisted hundreds of families to immigrate to Canada. In addition to obtaining a Quebec law degree and a Certificate of Qualification in common law, he pursued undergraduate studies in political science at the University of Montréal, and graduate studies in international politics at the prestigious Université de la Sorbonne (Paris, France). Mr. Therrien was called to the Law Society of Quebec (2002), to the Law Society of British Columbia (2010), and to the State Bar of California (2019). Mr. Therrien’s law career followed several years of playing professional baseball in the Atlanta Braves organization.

*Subject to change without notice

Continuing Professional Development

1) The Law Society of Saskatchewan has pre-approved this Certificate course for 39 CPD credits.

2) For British Columbia lawyers, consider including this course as a CPD learning activity in your annual Continuing Professional Development Plan as it has been approved by the Law Society of British Columbia.

3) The Law Society of Alberta is recommending that Alberta lawyers consider including this course as a CPD learning activity in their annual Continuing Professional Development Plan.

4) For Nova Scotia lawyers, consider including this course as a CPD learning activity in your mandatory annual Continuing Professional Development Plan as required by the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society.

5) For Newfoundland and Labrador lawyers, consider including this course as a CPD learning activity in your mandatory annual Continuing Professional Development Plan as required by the Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador.

6) The Law Society of Yukon has added this Certificate to their CPD listing for members for on-line CPD Events offered across Canada.

Technical Requirements

Live Online Students

Ashton College uses web conferencing tools to help instructors and students connect and collaborate live online. Students should have access to a computer, laptop or smartphone to access the class sessions. To be able to participate in webinars, students need a webcam and headset, or a microphone and headphones, along with a high-speed internet connection.

Required Materials

Canadian Immigration & Refugee Law Practice 2020 ed, Waldman, Lorne

Dates

Live Online

Part Time:

January 13, 2021 – April 07, 2021

  • Students must devote at least 3 hours per week to attend live webinars.
  • Webinars will be held on Wednesdays from 4:00 to 7:00 pm PST .
  • Outside of live instructional periods, students will be expected to take part in various independent and/or group activities.

Fees

Registration fee for the course is $995.

This course does not require approval by the Private Training Institutions Branch of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training. As such, it was not reviewed.

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