This is an advanced certificate in Temporary Residents Immigration Law to be delivered live online to Lawyers, Quebec Notaries, Paralegals and Immigration Consultants who are seeking an in depth knowledge of this area of Immigration Law.
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to provide:
Mr. Therrien has been a lawyer since 2002 and he has a long and diversified international experience as he lived in the United States, France and Mainland China where he worked for a few years to assist high net worth Chinese clients to immigrate to Canada. He represents many Canadian and international companies, including financial institutions, with respect to their business clients’ immigration needs as well as in regard to labor mobility. During his legal career he assisted hundreds of families to immigrate to Canada. In addition to obtaining a Quebec law degree and a Certificate of Qualification in common law, he pursued undergraduate studies in political science at the University of Montréal, and graduate studies in international politics at the prestigious Université de la Sorbonne (Paris, France). Mr. Therrien was called to the Law Society of Quebec (2002), to the Law Society of British Columbia (2010), and to the State Bar of California (2019). Mr. Therrien’s law career followed several years of playing professional baseball in the Atlanta Braves organization.
Al Parsai is a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC). He runs his successful business in downtown Toronto, Ontario with many employees. Al is the author of “88 Tips on Immigration to Canada.” He is a member of ICCRC (Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council) and CAPIC (Canadian Association of Professional Immigration Consultants). Al has represented hundreds of applicants from more than 35 countries to the Canadian immigration authorities. Al, who holds a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology, has extensive experience as an author, trainer, and public speaker. He has written ten books and hundreds of articles in the past 20 years. Al has also delivered many courses, workshops, and speeches in four different countries. He also deals with the immigration process on a daily basis. He represents hundreds of applicants to the federal and provincial immigration authorities at the same time. Al is proud of his profession and recommends it to anyone who wants to help others build a better life.
Tess Acton is an experienced lawyer who assists clients from all around the world with their Canadian immigration, refugee, and citizenship matters. She practices at Maynard Kischer Stojicevic in Vancouver and Victoria. Tess is keenly interested in litigation matters and refugee protection, as well as complex temporary and permanent residence applications, including criminal, security, and medical admissibility issues. She holds a J.D. from the University of Ottawa and an LL.M. from the University of Victoria. Her LL.M. research focused on working with interpreters in immigration and refugee law. Tess is the Vice Chair of the Excellence in Literacy Foundation and an active volunteer with Access Pro Bono. She keeps busy outside of work baking pastries, practising yoga, and planning road trips in her 1985 Westfalia.
*Subject to change without notice
(1) The Law Society of Saskatchewan has pre-approved this Certificate course for 39 CPD credits.
2) For British Columbia lawyers, consider including this course as a CPD learning activity in your annual Continuing Professional Development Plan as it has been approved by the Law Society of British Columbia.
(3) The Law Society of Alberta is recommending that Alberta lawyers consider including this course as a CPD learning activity in their annual Continuing Professional Development Plan.
(4) The Law Society of New Brunswick has approved this Certificate course for 39 CPD hours.
5) For Nova Scotia lawyers, consider including this course as a CPD learning activity in your mandatory annual Continuing Professional Development Plan as required by the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society.
6) For Newfoundland and Labrador lawyers, consider including this course as a CPD learning activity in your mandatory annual Continuing Professional Development Plan as required by the Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador.
7) The Law Society of Yukon has added this Certificate to their CPD listing for members for on-line CPD Events offered across Canada.
Live Online Students
Ashton College uses web conferencing tools (Zoom for Education) 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.
November 04, 2020 – February 10, 2021
Registration fee for this course is $995.
TextBook: Canadian Immigration & Refugee Law Practice 2020 ed, Waldman, Lorne
Labour Market Impact Assessments, Compliance and Enforcement A Practical Guide, Kriek/Bellismo, 2019.
This course does not require approval by the Private Training Institutions Branch of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training. As such, it was not reviewed.