Certificate In International Student Immigration (CISI) (Live Online)

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    Live Online

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  • Duration:

    30 hours

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Part Time: August 11, 2022 – October 13, 2022

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In this course students will become familiar with the international student immigration process. Students will explore study permits and the necessary criteria for obtaining and applying for a study permit. This course will look at the details surrounding working in Canada while on a study permit, having an accompanying spouse join a student in Canada, as well as the regulations surrounding minors and caring for a minor as a student. Students will also become familiar with the application process and all of the required forms for application.

Topics/Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course the successful student will have reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • Explain what a study permit is
  • Identify the criteria and requirements for a study permit
  • Explain the reasons for study permit extensions
  • Explain the processes of studying in Canada as a minor, if you are not a citizen or permanent resident
  • Identify the requirements of a student caring for a minor while studying in Canada
  • Outline the steps in applying for a study permit
  • Outline the steps in applying for a study permit extension
  • Explain the conditions of a study permit
  • Identify the regulations surrounding foreign students working inCanada
  • Explain open work permits
  • Explain post-graduate work permits
  • Identify the requirements of obtaining a work permit as the spouse or common-law partner of a student
  • Explain the International Experience Canada program
  • Outline the study permit process as well as all the necessary application forms and required documentation
  • Identify the impact of place of application on refusal rate (I.e.geographic region, visa exempt versus visa required)




Upon satisfactory completion of the course requirements, a Certificate of Completion will be issued.



Nevena Djuricic

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.


Fred Li

Fred 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

Continuing Professional Development

  • 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


Live Online

Part Time:

  • August 11, 2022 – October 13, 2022
    • Students must devote at least 3 hours per week to attend live webinars
    • Webinars will be held on Thursdays 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

  • Provided by the instructor


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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