Paralegal Specialist Course: Immigration Law Principles (Live Online)

  • Formats:

    Live Online

  • Duration:

    39 hours

  • Registration Fee:


Start Date

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Part Time: September 13, 2021 – December 13, 2021

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This course will introduce paralegals to Canadian Immigration Law principles. Commencing with an overview of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (“IRPA”), the course also examines the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the rules and procedures during hearings under the IRPA. This course will assist students in gaining both a theoretical and practical understanding of the basic elements of immigration law. Upon completion of this course, students will have obtained an excellent knowledge in immigration law practice and will be able to advance their careers in various phases of the immigration law process.

Course Prerequisites

None. However, it is recommended to have three years of relevant work experience as a paralegal or legal assistant. 

Topics Covered/Learning Objectives

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

  • The principles of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
  • The procedures during hearings that are governed by the IRPA
  • The rules of the different divisions of the Immigration and Refugee Board
  • Discretionary decisions made by Immigration Officials and Tribunals


Parveen Sehra

As a dynamic and innovative lawyer, Parveen has extensive expertise in the legal field and leading development programs for professionals. She is highly skilled at encouraging legal professionals to identify their strengths and leverage them to reach their career goals. Parveen completed her Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and she attended law school at the University of Windsor in Ontario. Parveen practiced at several prominent Toronto law firms after being admitted to the Ontario Bar. Soon after that, she founded her practice. Parveen works as an advisor at UBC, guiding students through legal challenges and coordinating career development programs. Parveen is a leader in her industry as an elected executive member with different sections of the Canadian Bar Association (CBA). In her free time, she volunteers as a career mentor for newcomers to Canada and with other charitable causes.

*Subject to change without notice

Who Will Benefit From The Course

This course provides additional and supplemental training for those already in careers working such as a paralegal or legal assistant.


Live Online

Part Time:

  •  September 13, 2021 – December 13, 2021
    • Students must devote at least 3 hours per week to attend live webinars
    • Webinars will be held on Mondays from 5:00 pm – 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

None required. Optional resources may be selected by the instructor.


The registration fee for this course is $495.

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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