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.
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.
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to provide:
Steven Johnston has extensive experience working in the immigration field within the Canadian government. Throughout his government experience and private practice, Steven has assisted thousands of individuals with their permanent and temporary immigration challenges. As a consultant, Steven specializes in sponsorships, work permits, permanent residencies, business immigration, and doing for Labor Market Impact Assessments for employers wanting to hire foreign workers. He also has experience in assisting people with visitor visas and renewals or study permits and is an expert on the Québec Investor Program and the Québec Skilled Worker Program. He is a proud graduate of the University of Ottawa and Université du Québec à Montréal. Steven is excited to share his passion for immigration law by helping and inspiring his students.
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.
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
The registration fee for this course is $995.
Live Online Students
Ashton College uses web conferencing tools to help instructors and students connect and collaborate live online. For the online classes, students need to have a fully functional computer system with a webcam, speakers and microphone or headset and headphones, along with a reliable high-speed internet connection. Though the classes can be accessed using smartphones and tablets, we recommend using a laptop or desktop computer for a better 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.