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Certificate in Quebec Immigration Law (CQIL) (Live Online)

  • Formats:

    Live Online

  • Duration:

    39 hours/ 13 weeks

  • Registration Fee:

    $995  

Start Date

Live Online

Part Time: March 01, 2021 – June 07, 2021

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Overview

This is an advanced certificate in Quebec Immigration Law to be delivered to anyone wanting more in-depth knowledge about the Quebec Immigration system.

The intent of the advanced certificate in Quebec Immigration Law is to provide a history of Quebec Immigration; the Canada-Quebec Accord; the ability of Quebec to select foreign nationals for temporary and permanent entry to Quebec; the unique role of the Ministere de l’Immigration, de la Diversite et de l’Inclusion (MIDI); an overview and analysis of Quebec Immigration pursuant to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA), the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (IRPR), the Quebec Immigration Act(QIA), and Quebec Immigration Regulations (QIR); a review of the relevant forms and case law.

Course Prerequisites

None, however, this certificate is designed 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 notaires du Québec; and Citizenship or immigration consultants who are members in good standing with the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council.

Topics Covered/Learning Objectives

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

  1. A thorough advanced analysis of the relevant sections of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) and the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (IRPR) and policies that relate to the processing of foreign nationals seeking temporary or permanent entry to Quebec.
  2. A thorough advanced analysis of the Canada-Quebec Accord (CQA), the Quebec Immigration Act(QIA), and the Quebec Immigration Regulations(QIR) that relate to the processing of foreign nationals seeking temporary or permanent entry to Quebec.
  3. A review of the relevant forms and case law in relation to Quebec Immigration.
  4. Certificates of Acceptance (CAQs) and Certificates of Selection(CSQs).
  5. The appeal mechanisms available for Quebec Immigration matters (temporary and permanent).

Instructors*

Gerry Power

Gerry Power has extensive expertise in immigration and citizenship matters with over 35 years of experience in both public and private sectors. After earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, Gerry started his career at the Citizenship Branch of the federal government in Ottawa. He then joined the Quebec Immigration Department, where he worked for 30 years as an Immigration Officer and Program Manager and Director, in charge of various Quebec Immigration Offices abroad. Gerry has lived in many countries and travelled extensively. He is familiar with numerous cross-cultural environments. Based in Hong Kong, from where he manages his Canadian immigration consulting firm, Gerry is a Regulated Immigration Consultant and is registered as a Quebec Immigration Consultant.

Dominic Therrien

Mr. Therrien has been a lawyer since 2002 and he has a long and diversified international experience as he lived in the United States, France and Mainland China where he worked for a few years to assist high net worth Chinese clients to immigrate to Canada. He represents many Canadian and international companies, including financial institutions, with respect to their business clients’ immigration needs as well as in regard to labor mobility. During his legal career he assisted hundreds of families to immigrate to Canada. In addition to obtaining a Quebec law degree and a Certificate of Qualification in common law, he pursued undergraduate studies in political science at the University of Montréal, and graduate studies in international politics at the prestigious Université de la Sorbonne (Paris, France). Mr. Therrien was called to the Law Society of Quebec (2002), to the Law Society of British Columbia (2010), and to the State Bar of California (2019). Mr. Therrien’s law career followed several years of playing professional baseball in the Atlanta Braves organization.

*Subject to change without notice

Continuing Professional Development

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. The Law Society of Yukon has added this Certificate to their CPD listing for members for on-line CPD Events offered across Canada.
  6. The Law Society of Saskatchewan has pre-approved this Certificate course for 39 CPD credits.

Dates

Live Online

Part Time:

  • March 01, 2021 – June 07, 2021
    • Students must devote at least 3 hours per week to attend live webinars
    • Webinars will be held on Mondays 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

Fees

The registration fee for this course is $995.

Technical Requirements

Live Online Students

Ashton College uses web conferencing tools to help instructors and students connect and collaborate live online. Students should have access to a computer, laptop or smartphone to access the class sessions. To be able to participate in webinars, students need a webcam and headset or a microphone and headphones, along with a high-speed internet connection.

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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