Leadership for Immigration Practitioners (Live Online)

  • Formats:

    Live Online

  • Duration:

    30 hours

  • Registration Fee:


Start Date

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Part Time: May 10, 2022 – July 12, 2022

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Together with professional leadership mentors from Ashton College, students will create a personalized action plan and work on their leadership and self-management skills. Students will engage in home practical assignments that will help them to build the immigration practice of their dreams and to succeed in the industry.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course the successful student will have reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • Assessone’sindividual strengths and areas for improvement
  • Set specific targets, goals and action plans
  • Manage one's self and others more effectively
  • Develop the skills to face workplace challenges
  • Communicate with client productively
  • Grow ones own immigration business faster with better results

Topics Covered

Leadership Module (12 hours)
  • Why Some Practitioners Succeed, and Others Fail?
  • The Most Important Qualities You Need to Work in the Immigration Field
  • What Should be Your Focus?
  • Finding Your Strength
  • Setting Up Goals
  • Plan of Action
  • 3 Entrepreneur Mindsets
  • Being Pro-active
  • Expanding Comfort Zone
  • Thinking Outside of the Box
  • Adding Value to Your Services
  • Learn How to Outsmart Your Competition
  • Positive Psychology
Communication Module (6 hours)
  • How Not to be Boring?
  • Understand the Psychology of Your Customer
  • Effective Communication with Your Client
  • Owning Your Space
  • Conflict Resolution and Refunds
  • Emotional and Cultural Intelligence
Keys to growth Business Module (6 hours)
  • Increase Your New Client Load
  • Increase Your Case Acceptance Ratios
  • Increase Office Efficiency
  • Time Management and Resilience
  • How to Move Past Obstacles
  • The Illusion of Perfection
HR Module (6 hours)
  • How to Build Great Teams
  • HR: Managing Yourself and Managing Others
  • Hiring Subcontractors in Immigration Practice
  • Organizational Design
  • Workplace Sustainability


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.


Marty Baram

Marty BaramMarty Baram is the Director of SYMY Immigration Consultants and Recruitment. SYMY was established in 2008 primarily as a recruitment agency to fill labor shortages and to match talented foreign workers with suitable Canadian employers. He successfully placed hundreds of foreign nationals as temporary workers and Permanent Residents in Canada. Marty is very well versed with the Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) application process and is regarded as an expert in the field. In addition to his role as a Senior Immigration Consultant and Director at SYMY, Marty is a member of the Board of Directors at the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council. In addition to his role as a member of the Board of Directors, Marty is Vice-Chair of the Registration and Education Committee, a member of the Finance and Audit and Human Resource and Compensation committees and as well as a past member of the Practice Experience Program (P.E.P.) Advisory Committee at ICCRC. Marty travels extensively speaking with groups worldwide about various Canadian Immigration topics. His areas of expertise are: International Recruitment, Labor Market Impact Assessments, Francophone Mobility, Permanent Residence applications- specifically Express Entry and Provincial Nominee Programs. Marty received his Immigration Consulting Diploma from Humber College where he graduated with honors. Marty is a member in good standing with the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC #R506879) and The Canadian Association of Professional Immigration Consultants (CAPIC #R12214).

*Subject to change without notice


Live Online

Part Time:

  • May 10, 2022 – July 12, 2022
    • Students must devote at least 3 hours per week to attend live webinars
    • Webinars will be held on Tuesdays 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 decided by instructor.


The registration fee for this course is $945.

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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