CPD – Family Class and Business Updates

CPD – Family Class and Business Updates

CPD – Family Class and Business Updates

On Thursday, March 25, 2021, Ashton College hosted CPD webinar entitled “Family Class and Business Updates.” During this online event, our panel of immigration experts discussed and reflected on the current state of Family Class and Business Immigration and recent updates to these areas of immigration law. 

Watch the recording of the live webinar to hear our experts discuss the latest changes to Family Class and Business Immigration as they share tips for handling these types of immigration cases in 2021. This webinar is an excellent learning opportunity to hear from leaders in the field of immigration law. 

This event is approved by ICCRC for 4 CPD hours. To comply with the annual requirement, an RCIC must complete 16 CPD hours. How can you log your CPD hours? Check out page three of this recent ICCRC bulletin for complete instructions on how to obtain your CPD hours with ICCRC through their brand new Continuing Competence Portal.

CPD hours for Lawyers:
1) The Law Society of Saskatchewan has pre-approved this for 4 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 for 4 CPD hours by the Law Society of British Columbia.
3) The Law Society of New Brunswick has pre-approved this for 3.5 CPD credits.
4) 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

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Date and Time

March 25th, 2021
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm PST


12:45 pm – 1:00 pm

  • Registration and Signing into the Portal

1:00 pm – 1:05 pm

Ron McKay

  • Welcome, Introduction and a Brief Orientation

1:05 pm – 1:45 pm

Andrew Wlodyka

  • Family Class Advocacy before the Immigration Appeal Division and the Federal Court – Marriages of Convenience, Misrepresentation, and Excluded Relationships
  • Q and A

1:45 pm – 2:25 pm

Jane Desmond

  • Family Class – Parents/Grandparents and Super Visas
  • Q & A

2:25 pm – 3:10 pm

Makan Mashhour

  • Family Class – Spouses/Common-law Partnerships (in Canada and Abroad) and Excluded Relationships (Family Class Processing)
  • Q & A

3:10 pm – 3:20 pm

10-Minute Break

3:20 pm – 4:00 pm

Stéphane Boisselle

  • Overview of Statistics for Business Immigration Programs and Quebec Investor Update
  • Q and A

4:00 pm – 4:45 pm

Dominic Therrien

  • Business Immigration Processing Options
  • Q and A

4:45 pm – 5:00 pm

Ron McKay

  • Announcements regarding Ashton College’s advanced certificate courses, refresher modules, the Immigration Legal Assistant Program, mentorship courses, and upcoming CPD seminars

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.

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