Certificate In Immigration Tribunal Practice (CITP) (Live Online)

  • Formats:

    Live Online

  • Duration:

    39 hours

  • Registration Fee:

    $995 

Start Date

Live Online live-logo

Part Time: November 22, 2021 – March 07, 2022

 

Register Today
Expand more filter

Request Info

Expand more filter

Testimonials

I had observed several hearings in the past, but I lacked the technical skills of the whole process. I am delighted that Anita has provided us with detailed insights and prepared us for client representation at the Immigration Refugee Board (IRB). My gratitude goes to Ashton College for coming up with a wonderful course and my great respect goes to Anita, for her patience, dedication and explanations of intricate cases and questions. I highly recommend the CITP course to all ICCRC, whether for practice or educational purposes.

Efren Velos

I took the Certificate in Immigration Tribunal Practice course with Anita Boscariol, which ended in September 2020. Anita is a very articulate and engaging instructor who brought together a university-level course. Her explanations and engaging instruction left me with confidence and enthusiasm that I can pursue this field as a professional.

Andy Chan

If you are a passionate RCIC and have a desire to explore your knowledge regarding immigration tribunal practice, but you cannot leave your busy practice, then the Ashton College online CITP course is for you. The CITP course is very useful for any immigration practitioner who is looking for in-depth knowledge and wants to specialize in this area of immigration law. The program content is based on real case decisions of IAD, ID or IRB and the program instructor, Anita Boscariol, is an expert in this field. She has vast immigration law experience including representing clients in appeals to the Immigration Appeal Division of the Immigration and Refugee Board, and applications for judicial review before the federal court. I learned so much in this course and it built up my confidence to represent a client before a tribunal practice setting. I would definitely recommend the CITP course to all immigration practitioners who want to specialize in this field of Immigration law.

Noel Abrera

Anita as an instructor was perfect. Her knowledge of the Tribunal process was excellent and I had a fabulous time in the class. Her management was excellent as well.  Thank you for choosing her to instruct this course.

Thomas Tofigh

Overview

The Certificate in Immigration Tribunal Practice is intended for professionals who are seeking an in-depth knowledge of this area of Immigration Law. It is designed to bridge theory and knowledge with practice, introducing learners to a specific area within the professional working environment. The focus is placed on Tribunal Practice within Immigration, preparing learners with strategies to approach, case studies and discussions led by experts in this field.

Topics/Learning Objectives

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

  • Articulate the process and procedure to appear before the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
  • Identify rules as they apply to the Immigration Division and the Immigration Appeal Division
  • Identify potential issues and surprises during the hearing process and how to prepare for them
  • Conduct thorough analyses of the relevant sections of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act(IRPA) and the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (IRPR)
  • Reference and analyze the case law relating to relevant sections of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) and the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (IRPR)
  • Develop a personal and professional approach to immigration tribunal practice

Instructor*

Anita Boscariol

AnitaAnita Boscariol is Associate Counsel at Watson Goepel LLP, a law firm located in downtown Vancouver, BC. A former Assistant Deputy Chair of the Immigration Appeal Division of the Immigration and Refugee Board for over ten years, Anita has a depth of immigration law experience. Included in her practise are appeals to the Immigration Appeal Division of the Immigration and Refugee Board, and applications for judicial review before the federal court.

Anita is a frequent presenter, including for the Canadian Bar Association, the Continuing Legal Education Society of BC, and Public Legal Education, as well as at various educational institutions including the University of British Columbia, the University of Victoria, Corpus Christi College, and Ashton College. She has recently been published in The Lawyer’s Daily, a resource for legal professionals including those in government departments, academic institutions and research libraries.

Anita is fluent in French, Italian and Spanish, enjoys classical music and opera, and is a fitness enthusiast.

*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) The Law Society of New Brunswick has approved this Certificate course for 39 CPD hours.

5) 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.

6) 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.

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

Who Will Benefit From The Course

  • 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
  • Citizenship or Immigration Consultants who are members in good standing with the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council

Dates

Part Time:

  • November 22, 2021 – March 07, 2022
    • Students must devote at least 3 hours per week to attend live webinars
    • Webinars will be held on Mondays and Tuesdays from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm PST
    • Outside of live instructional periods, students will be expected to take part in various independent and/or group activities

Required Materials

To be decided by instructor.

Fees

The registration fee for this course is $995.

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.

Submit Enquiry Form