Leadership for Immigration Practitioners (Live Online)

  • Formats:

    Live Online

  • Duration:

    30 hours

  • Registration Fee:


Start Date

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Part Time: November 09, 2021 – January 18, 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 practical assignments that will help them to build the immigration practice of their dreams and succeed in the industry. This Immigration practitioner leadership course creates an environment where you can build and expand your immigration practice by interacting with experienced practitioners, business professionals, leading experts and other influencers. Consider this your first stop on the road to becoming your own successful business owner in the immigration field. Working in immigration can be rewarding and exciting, and owning your own practice can add to the benefits of being an immigration practitioner. In this course, you will learn how to create and assess your plans for owning your own practice, as well as setting goals and targets. Communication and relationships with clients are covered, along with key growth areas for the business. Human Resources will be addressed as it is a necessity to building any business.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Assess their own individual strengths and areas for improvement
  • Set specific targets, goals and action plans
  • Manage themselves and others more effectively
  • Develop the skills to face workplace challenge
  • Communicate with clients productively
  • Grow their 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.

*Subject to change without notice


Live Online

Part Time:

  • November 09, 2021 – January 18, 2022
    • Students must devote at least 3 hours per week to attend live webinars.
    • Webinars will be held on Tuesdays 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.

Required Materials

No books are required. Some popular readings will be suggested, and some will be provided and addressed to the students online.


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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