Certificate In Refugee Class Immigration Law (CIRC) (Live Online)

  • Formats:

    Live Online

  • Duration:

    16 hours

  • Registration Fee:

    $400

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Start Date

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Part Time: July 06, 2022 – August 10, 2022

This course has been approved for 16 CPD Points by the College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants

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Overview

The Certificate in Refugee Class Immigration Law is intended to provide the fundamental knowledge necessary for professionals to deal with refugee proceedings at a Port of Entry, In Canada, or Applying from Abroad. It is designed to bridge theory and knowledge with practice, introducing learners to dealing with refugees within a professional working environment. The focus is placed on refugee class cases within the practice of Immigration Law, preparing learners with strategies of approach, case studies and discussions led by experts in this field.

Topics/Learning Objectives

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

  • Identify and explain the elements that must be established for a person to be found A) a Convention refugee under IRPA s. 96; and B) a protected person pursuant to IRPA s. 97
  • Articulate the process and procedure to preparing a refugee claim at three essential stages: A) basis of claim; B) hearing before the RPD; and C) appeal to the RAD
  • Identify common reasons that refugee applications fail, and articulate strategies for addressing those potential shortcomings
  • Map out the timeline of a refugee claim through its most common permutations from the initial claim to removal or designation of protected status
  • Ask questions that will give you the information you need to assess the viability of a refugee claim
  • Make a realistic strategic assessment of a client’s claim based on interview questions and document analysis
  • Conduct thorough analysis of relevant sections of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) and the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (IRPR)
  • Reference and analyze the case law relating to relevant sections of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) and the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (IRPR)
  • Develop a personal and professional approach to Refugee claim
  • Engage in in-class practicums consist of scenario-based discussions and simulations

Instructors*

Daniel McLeod

Daniel K. McLeod is a Vancouver refugee lawyer with degrees from SFU and UBC. He was an Instructor on refugee law for the UBC Certificate in Immigration: Laws, Policies & Procedures (CILPP) from inception in 2001 to conclusion in 2020. He represents sponsored refugees, refugee sponsoring groups, and Sponsorship Agreement Holders authorized by the Minister to sponsor refugees, at Canadian Migration Offices around the world and the Federal Court of Canada. He also represents refugee claimants at the Refugee Protection Division of the Immigration & Refugee Board. He has been the lawyer for refugee clients from more than 25 countries including Afghanistan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Honduras, Iran, Lebanon, Sri Lanka, Syria, Tibet and Turkey.

 

Hannah Lindy

Hannah Lindy, BA, JD, is an immigration and refugee lawyer at Larlee Rosenberg in Vancouver. Prior to joining Larlee Rosenberg, Hannah practiced immigration and refugee law in Toronto for several years as an associate lawyer at Waldman & Associates, where she also completed her articles.

Hannah provides services in all areas of immigration, refugee, and citizenship law and regularly represents clients before the Federal Court and the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada. Hannah graduated from the University of British Columbia’s Peter A. Allard School of Law and has been called to the bar in Ontario and British Columbia. She is a member of the Law Society of British Columbia, the Law Society of Ontario, the Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers, the Refugee Lawyers Association of Ontario, and the Canadian Bar Association.

*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

Who Will Benefit From The Course

  • 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
  • Citizenship or Immigration Consultants who are members in good standing with the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council
  • Members of a non-profit society who provide services to refugees

Dates

Live Online

Part Time:

  • July 06, 2022 – August 10, 2022
    • Students must devote at least 3 hours per week to attend live webinars
    • Webinars will be held on Wednesdays from 5:00 to 8:00 pm PST
    • Outside of live instructional periods, students will be expected to take part in various independent and/or group activities

Required Materials

  • Canadian Refugee Protection Law Guide. Authors: David Matas, Gentiana Morina. ISBN: 978-1-77462-015-1.

Fees

The registration fee for this course is $400.

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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