Certificate in Canadian Citizenship (CCC) (Live Online)

  • Formats:

    Live Online

  • Duration:

    30 hours

  • Registration Fee:

    $775  

Start Date

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Part Time: April 26, 2022 – June 28, 2022

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Overview

This course will explore the process of Canadian Citizenship. Students will become familiar with the different ways someone can become a Canadian citizen as well as the necessary steps and documentation for the application. This course will look 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.

Topics/Learning Objectives

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

  • Discuss the legislative history of Canadian citizenship and the changes to legislation over the past 20 years
  • Identify the role of the Citizenship Commission
  • Explain the attributes of citizenship
  • Identify documents that can be used as proof of Canadian Citizenship
  • Describe the right to enter and remain in Canada
  • Explain multiple citizenships
  • Describe the rights and responsibilities of Canadian citizenship
  • Outline the steps to becoming a Citizen
  • Differentiate between the ways you can be a citizen; when born in Canada(Jus Soli), when born outside of Canada and citizenship by adoption
  • Discuss citizenship by grant or naturalization
  • Explain the grant of the citizenship process
  • Identify all of the necessary application documents
  • Identify all necessary documents for proof of residency
  • Identify the classification of prohibited persons
  • Explain the components and requirements of the citizenship test, interview, oath and ceremony
  • Discuss Discover Canada and the process of studying for the citizenship test
  • Discuss citizenship applications for minors
  • Discuss the steps after an application is submitted; how to check processing times and status of the application
  • Discuss the impact of current events on citizenship applications(I.e. COVID-19)
  • Explain resumption of citizenship
  • Outline renouncing and revoking citizenship reasonings and processes
  • Explain citizenship appeals
  • Discuss up to date case laws
  • Explain the purpose and uses of the travel journal
  • Explore all citizenship forms

Instructor*

Fred Li

Fred Li is a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC) and Managing Director & Partner at an immigration practice firm in Richmond, BC. In addition to his experience as an RCIC, he has over 10 years of experience working as a Paralegal for various leading Canadian National law firms. The areas of law that he worked in were civil litigation, labour & employment, human rights, family, criminal, corporate, contract, insolvency and alternative dispute resolution.

After obtaining his Paralegal Diploma from Capilano University and many years of working in different areas of law, Fred decided that Immigration Law was his true passion. He obtained his Certificate from the UBC Immigration Practitioner Program in 2011 and has been a practicing member of the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC).

Given Fred’s vast experience in working for one of Canada’s leading law firms, he has extensive experience specializing in Hearings & Appeals before the Immigration & Refugee Board of Canada, Immigration Investigations that are before the Canada Border Services Agency, Humanitarian & Compassionate applications, Family Class applications, various Skilled Worker applications that are applied through Express Entry or Provincial Nominee programs, Work & Study permit applications, Criminal Rehabilitation, Medical Inadmissibility, Citizenship applications, various Business Immigration applications and preparing Judicial Review applications before the Federal Court of Canada.

In addition to Fred’s immigration practice, he is a member of the Practical Experience Advisory Committee for the regulatory body, ICCRC which regulates all RCICs on a national level. Fred is also an avid volunteer and occasionally volunteers for non-profit organizations such as the Immigrant Services Society of BC and Access Pro Bono. He is fluent in Cantonese and currently studying Mandarin.

*Subject to change without notice

Dates

Live Online

Part Time:

  • April 26, 2022 – June 28, 2022
    • Students must devote at least 3 hours per week to attend live webinars
    • Webinars will be held on Tuesdays from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm PST
    • Outside of live instructional periods, students will be expected to take part in various independent and/or group activities

Required Materials

  • The 2021 Annotated Immigration and Refugee Protection Act of Canada HC Book. Authors: Barbara Jo Caruso, Henry M. Goslett. Publisher: Carswell. ISBN:9780779893485.

Fees

  • The registration fee for this course is $775

Technical Requirements

Live Online Students

Ashton College uses web conferencing tools for conducting online classes and online learning management systems for managing resources, assignments, and grades. These tools help instructors and students connect live online as well as asynchronously. The basic requirements for online learning include a computer, webcam, speakers, and a microphone or a headset and headphones, along with a reliable internet connection. Though online learning can be pursued using smartphones and tablets, the use of laptops or desktop computers is encouraged for an enhanced learning experience.

 

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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