Certificate in Immigration Detention Reviews (CIDR) (Live Online)

  • Formats:

    Live Online

  • Duration:

    39 hours

  • Registration Fee:


Start Date

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Part Time: February 10, 2022 – May 05, 2022

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This course is a certificate in Immigration Detention Reviews and will examine the detention review process. This course 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. This course also examines the processes surrounding release from detention and appealing a detention review.

Course Prerequisites

This course is appropriate 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 notaries du Québec, and citizenship or immigration consultants who are members in good standing with the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council. Please also refer to Ashton College’s Policy on Admissions for the most up-to-date information regarding admission requirements.

Topics/Learning Objectives

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

  1. Outline the Law of Arrest and Detention under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) and its Regulations.
  2. Explain the detention review process.
  3. Identify the role of the Bondsperson.
  4. Explain detention on the ground of being a danger to the public.
  5. Explain detention on the grounds of identity.
  6. Explain the detention of children.
  7. Explain the process of release from detention and the various conditions of release.
  8. Identify the appeal process of a detention review.


Part Time: 

  • February 10, 2022 – May 05, 2022
    • Webinars will be held on Thursdays 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

Required Materials

  • Detention Reviews in Canada: A Practical Handbook on Law, Procedure, and Practice for Lawyers, Immigration Consultants, and Law Students. Author: Raj Napal. Publisher: Brush Education (2019).ISBN:1550598171.


The registration fee for this course is $975.

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 and Skills Training. As such, it was not reviewed.

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