In this course, students will explore the Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs), and the agreements for the nominee programs. Students will become familiar with each program’s selection criteria, application requirements and the variance between the programs. Students will look at the interplay between the provincial and federal authorities in the selection of foreign nationals both on a temporary and permanent basis with the understanding that applicants must be admissible to Canada. We will aslo examine the PNP Business Programs taking into consideration investment required, performance deposits, personal net worth and what qualifies as an eligible business. The PNPs also take into consideration other potential processing streams such as skilled workers, international graduates/students, entry-level/semi-skilled occupations, health professionals, farmers, self-employed, trades, and professionals.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
Dominic Therrien (BA, MA, BCL, LLB) has been a lawyer since 2002 and has assisted hundreds of families to immigrate to Canada. He has a long and diversified international work history living in the US, France and China. Previously, Dominic pursued undergraduate studies in political science at the University of Montréal and graduate studies in international politics at the Université de la Sorbonne. He also has a Civil Law degree and a Certificate of Qualification in Common Law. He founded his own law firm in 2016 and is a member of the Law Society of Quebec, the Law Society of British Columbia, and the State Bar of California. As an educator, Dominic has a particular focus on business immigration, professional ethics and practice management. His law career followed several years of playing professional baseball in the Atlanta Braves organization.
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 was working on promoting and protecting the integrity of the profession by communicating with federal and provincial government agencies and media. She was also a presenter at the CAPIC Continuous Education Seminars.
Nevena taught on the Immigration Consultant Diploma Program at Ashton College for a period of 15 years. In 2012 Nevena 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. Nevena is a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant, a member of ICCRC since its inception and has had many years of experience in the field of immigration. Nevena is an avid skier and, for many years, served as a parent co-coordinator for the Grouse Mt. Tyee Ski club and the Vancouver Ski Team.
*Subject to change without notice
Provided by the instructor.
The registration fee for this course is $775.
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.