Certificate In Immigration Tribunal Practice (Live Online)

  • Formats:

    Live Online

  • Duration:

    40 hours

  • Registration Fee:

    $995

Start Date

Live Online

Part Time: May 4, 2020 – August 11, 2020

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Program Overview

The Certificate in Immigration Tribunal Practice (CITP) is intended for Immigration Practitioners who are seeking an in-depth knowledge of this area of Immigration Law. It is designed to bridge theory and knowledge with practical experience and case studies. Practice before both the Immigration Division and the Immigration Appeal Division will be covered in detail. Faculty are chosen for their in-depth knowledge of this specific area.

Upon completion of this Certificate program, students will be familiar with the process and procedure involved when appearing before the Immigration Division and the Immigration Appeal Division of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB). The IRB is Canada’s largest independent administrative tribunal. It is responsible for making decisions on immigration and refugee matters. The Immigration Division conducts admissibility hearings for foreign nationals or permanent residents believed to be inadmissible to, or removable from Canada. This Division also conducts detention reviews for foreign nationals or permanent residents detained by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). The Immigration Appeal Division hears appeals on immigration-related matters.

The Immigration Tribunal Practice Program is offered online and will identify the rules of both the Immigration Division and the Immigration Appeal Division. It will also highlight potential issues and surprises during the hearing process and how to prepare for them. Students participating in this program will also analyse relevant sections of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) and the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (IRPR). Reviewing relevant case law is an important part of the program. Students will also be given ample time to discuss difficult cases; examine issues which occur during hearings; prepare and participate in the mock tribunal hearings. Highly experienced faculty is going to provide the feedback throughout the program so that it can help students gain the confidence needed to appear before these tribunals.

 

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. Be a lawyer who is a member in good standing of a law society of a province or a notary who is a member in good standing of the Chambre des notaires du Québec;
  2. Be any other member in good standing of a law society of a province or the Chambre des notaires du Québec, including a paralegal; or
  3. Be a member in good standing of the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council; and
  4. The Admissions Policy. For more information click here.

Technical Requirements

Online Students

Ashton College uses Adobe Connect and Schoology to help instructors and students connect and collaborate online. Students should have regular access to a computer, laptop or smartphone to access the class materials.

To be able to participate in webinars, students would need a webcam and headset, or a microphone and headphones, along with a high-speed internet connection. To view the technical requirements for Schoology, please click here and to view the technical requirements for Adobe Connect, please click here.

Please run a test to ensure whether your device can run Adobe Connect. You may be required to install the Adobe Connect add-in. If that’s the case, you will receive instructions to do so when you access a meeting for the first time. It is mandatory to run a Diagnostic Test to join an Adobe Connect meeting on a computer. The Diagnostic Test ensures that your computer and network connections are verified.

Adobe Connect mobile app is only available on Android devices and iOS. Recorded sessions are not accessible via the mobile device app, so students will need to use a desktop/laptop to view the recorded sessions.

Dates

Live Online

Part Time:

  • May 4, 2020 – August 11, 2020
    • Students must devote at least 3 hours per week to attend live webinars.
    • Webinars will be held on Monday and Tuesday from 6:00 – 7:30 pm PST. Please note that there are no class on the week of July 1st.
    • Outside of live instructional periods, students will be expected to take part in various independent and/or group activities.

Fees

Registration fee for this course is $995.

Topics Covered

  • Introduction to Administrative Law
  • The workings of the Immigration and Refugee Board
  • The Immigration Division and the Immigration Appeal Division
  • Refusals-Family Class Sponsorship, Marriage, Adoption
  • Loss of Status and Removal-Criminality
  • Loss of Status and Removal-Non-criminal, Misrepresentation
  • Practice and Procedure-Rules, Regulations
  • Building your case for Appeal
  • Evidence, Rules and Practice
  • General Practice Directions and Tips
  • Witnesses- choosing appropriate witnesses and preparation
  • Opening and Closing Statements
  • Judicial Reviews

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