The intent of the family class immigration program is to reunite Canadian citizens and permanent residents with close family members. By undertaking to support sponsored members of the family class, the sponsor promises that, for a specified duration, they will provide for the basic needs of their family members, so they do not have to rely on social assistance. This course will examine all family class applications for permanent residence that are submitted at the same time as the sponsorship application to a Case Processing Centre (CPC) in Canada. CPCs are the primary offices responsible for processing family class sponsorship applications. This course will also explore why some family class eligibility determinations may be made at other Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) offices where required.
Upon satisfactory completion of the course requirements, a Certificate of Completion will be issued.
Nevena Djuricic earned her Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Sarajevo. Before immigrating to Canada, she practiced law in her home country and was appointed a municipal court judge for Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1987. In 2002, Nevena graduated from the UBC-Seneca Immigration Practitioner Program. Nevena is a member of the Canadian Association of Professional Immigration Consultants (CAPIC) and a former CAPIC BC Chapter, Policy and Lobbying Committee member, who worked on promoting and protecting the integrity of the profession. She was also a presenter at the CAPIC Continuous Education Seminars. In 2012, Nevena received the Ashton College Faculty Award, presented to an instructor who projects a positive, professional, and approachable attitude within the workplace and who possesses outstanding leadership abilities within the school community. Nevena is a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant, a member of ICCRC since its inception.
Marty Baram is the Director of SYMY Immigration Consultants and Recruitment, an agency focused on filling labour shortages and matching talented foreign workers with suitable Canadian employers. He has successfully placed hundreds of foreign nationals as temporary workers and permanent residents in Canada. Marty is currently a member of the Board of Directors at the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council. He is also Vice-Chair of the Registration and Education Committee, a member of the Finance and Audit and Human Resource and Compensation committees and a past member of the Practice Experience Program Advisory Committee for the ICCRC. His areas of expertise include international recruitment, labour market impact assessments, Francophone mobility, permanent residence applications, express entry and provincial nominee programs. Marty received his Immigration Consulting Diploma from Humber College, where he graduated with honours. Marty is a member in good standing with the ICCRC and The Canadian Association of Professional Immigration Consultants.
Alina Roman earned holds a Master Degree in Engineering and is a Regulated Immigration Consultant with many years of experience in the field of immigration. She is working as Immigration Consultant for Simon Fraser University, and her past work experience includes working for educational and governmental organizations as well as managing her own immigration practice.
Alina has been teaching the Immigration Practitioner Program for Ashton College Abbotsford Campus since 2016 when Ashton College started to offer the IMCD program at the Abbotsford Campus location. In 2017 Alina received the Faculty Award, presented to an instructor that projects a positive, professional, and approachable attitude within the workplace and who possesses outstanding leadership abilities within the school community. As a graduate of Ashton College’s Immigration Practitioner Program strives to provide the best support to her students and help them become successful immigration consultants.
In addition to Alina’s immigration practice and teaching, she is a member of the Practical Experience Advisory Committee for the regulatory body, ICCRC which regulates all RCICs on a national level. Alina is a member of the Canadian Association of Professional Immigration Consultants (CAPIC).
Alina speaks several languages and enjoys interacting with people coming from different cultural environments.
*Subject to change without notice
Continuing Professional Development
- This course has been approved for 15 CPD Points by the College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants
- For British Columbia Lawyers, consider including this webinar as a CPD learning activity in your annual Continuing Professional Development plan as it has been approved by the Law Society of British Columbia.
- For Alberta lawyers, consider including this course as a CPD learning activity in your annual Continuing Professional Development Plan.
- For Manitoba Lawyers, consider taking this course as part of your professional development activities.
- For Newfoundland & Labrador Lawyers, consider taking this course as part of your professional development activities.
- For Nova Scotia Lawyers, consider taking this course as part of your professional development activities.
- October 18, 2022 – December 20, 2022
- Students must devote at least 3 hours per week to attend live webinars
- Webinars will be held on Tuesdays from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm PST
- Outside of live instructional periods, students will be expected to take part in various independent and/or group activities
- Family Class Sponsorship in Canadian Immigration Law. Authors: Michael Battista, Adrienne Smith. ISBN: 978-1-77462-023-6.
The registration fee for this course is $750.
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 and Skills Training. As such, it was not reviewed.