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

  • Formats:

    Live Online

  • Duration:

    39 hours

  • Registration Fee:

    $995  

Start Date

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Part Time: February 07, 2022 – May 16, 2022

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Overview

In this course, students will explore the history of Quebec Immigration Law. Topics covered in the course will be: the Canada-Quebec Accord; the ability of Quebec to select foreign nationals for temporary and permanent entry to Quebec; the unique role of the Quebec Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Intégration (MIFI). This course will also provide 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)and a review of the relevant forms and case law.Topics Covered/Learning Objectives

Topics/Learning Objectives

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

  1. Analyze 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. Analyzethe 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. Review the relevant forms and case law in relation to Quebec Immigration.
  4. Describe the Certificates of Acceptance(CAQs)and Certificates of Selection (CSQs).
  5. Explain the appeal mechanisms available for Quebec Immigration matters (temporary and permanent).

Instructors*

Steven Johnston

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

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

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.

*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:

  • February 07, 2022 – May 16, 2022
    • Students must devote at least 3 hours per week to attend live webinars
    • Webinars will be held on Mondays 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

To be determined 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.

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