Paralegal Specialist Course: Refugee Protection under Canadian Immigration Law (Live Online)

  • Formats:

    Live Online

  • Duration:

    39 hours

  • Registration Fee:

    $495 

Start Date

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Part Time: October 14, 2021 – January 20, 2022

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Overview

This course is a comprehensive review of the protection of refugees under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act( IRPA). Commencing with an overview of refugee protection under the IRPA, the course will examine the concepts of convention refugees, persons in need of protection, burdens and standards of proof and other concepts of importance to this area of immigration law.

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 concepts of convention refugees, persons in need of protection and pre-removal risk assessment
  • The rules and procedures relating to the granting of refugee protection, grounds for persecution, risk of torture, designated countries of origin, decisions on claims, exclusions, extradition and appeals to the refugee appeal division

Instructor*

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 as a paralegal or legal assistant.

Dates

Live Online

Part Time:

  • October 14, 2021 – January 20, 2022
    • Students must devote at least 3 hours per week to attend live webinars
    • Webinars will be held on Thursdays 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.

Fees

The registration fee for this course is $495.

Technical Requirements

Live Online Students

Ashton College uses web conferencing tools to help instructors and students connect and collaborate live online. Students should have access to a computer, laptop or smartphone to access the class sessions. To be able to participate in webinars, students need a webcam and headset or a microphone and headphones, along with a high-speed internet connection.

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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