CPD- Business Immigration and the Canadian Labour Market
CPD- Business Immigration and the Canadian Labour Market
On Thursday, May 19, 2022, Ashton College hosted a free CPD webinar to support the continuous learning and professional development of legal professionals across the country. This CPD event covered Temporary Entry, Students, Humanitarian and Compassionate, Practice Tips, Police Clearances, and CPD Point Registration. Our panel of experts also shared many practical tips and knowledge of the immigration field.
For British Columbia Lawyers, consider including this webinar as a CPD learning activity in your annual Continuing Professional Development plan as it has been approved by the Law Society of British Columbia.
For Alberta lawyers, consider including this course as a CPD learning activity in your annual Continuing Professional Development Plan.
For Manitoba Lawyers, consider taking this course as part of your professional development activities.
For Newfoundland & Labrador Lawyers, consider taking this course as part of your professional development activities.
For Nova Scotia Lawyers, consider taking this course as part of your professional development activities.
This event is approved by CICC for 4.5 CPD hours. To comply with the annual requirement, an RCIC must complete 16 CPD hours. How can you log your CPD hours? Check out CICC CPD page for complete instructions on how to obtain your CPD hours with CICC through their brand new Continuing Competence Portal.
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.
Ron McKay has been involved professionally in the practice of immigration from 1986 to present. He previously served as a locally-engaged Overseas Immigration Officer and later worked as an Immigration Consultant at the Vancouver based law firm of Clark Wilsons LLP. In the capacity of Immigration Consultant he is presently employed by the CANGO and GUANGSON Immigration Consulting Firms. For the last three years, he has been employed as the Director of Immigration Programs at Ashton College.
Ron McKay is a Past President of the Canadian Association of Professional Immigration Consultants (“CAPIC”) and a Past Chair of the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (“ICCRC”). He has previously served on multiple stakeholder committees involving Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, the Canada Border Services Agency, Service Canada, the Immigration and Refugee Board and Continuing Legal Education.
In regard to this CPD Seminar – Ron McKay will serve as the emcee/moderator.
Raj Napal was called to the English Bar in 1981 and practised as a trial lawyer in criminal and civil litigation for 15 years prior to emigrating to Canada in the mid-90s. He was called to the Ontario Bar in 1996 when he established NLC lawyers in Peel, Ontario.
Raj is highly skilled in judicial review proceedings and advocacy in all the divisions of the IRB. He is also an experienced criminal and civil litigation lawyer, having won a substantial number of trials in both England and Canada. He has a number of cases published in the law reports, some of which highlighted important principles of law in his areas of practice.
In 2016, he decided to focus more on teaching and reduced his workload by restricting his practice to criminal and immigration law. He believes that his deep knowledge of the law and his three decades of litigation experience will assist students in the learning process. Raj feels privileged that he can contribute towards the mandate of Ashton College, their instructors and staff. That mandate is that our collaborative teaching environment is of a high standard so that our future licensed legal professionals are ready and fully equipped to meet the challenges of practice and excel in the work they do.
Al Parsai is a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant. He runs a successful business in downtown Toronto, Ontario with many employees. Al is also the author of 88 Tips on Immigration to Canada. He is a member of the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council and the Canadian Association of Professional Immigration Consultants. Al has represented hundreds of applicants from more than 35 countries to the Canadian immigration authorities. With a master’s degree in Counselling Psychology, Al has extensive experience as an author, trainer, and public speaker. He has written ten books and hundreds of articles over the past 20 years. Al has also delivered many courses, workshops, and speeches in four different countries.
Stephen Green is one of the two Senior Partners at Green and Spiegel and is Certified as a Specialist in Immigration Law by The Law Society of Ontario. Stephen has been practising immigration law for 30 years and has extensive experience in all areas of Canadian immigration, specializing in corporate employee transfers, federal skilled worker applications, investor applications, work permits, and the Temporary Foreign Worker Program. Stephen has been identified for many years as a leading practitioner in immigration law and is considered a subject matter expert in the field, frequently asked to speak as a panelist, moderator and lecturer.
Stephen also leads the Investment and Entrepreneur Department at his firm, which assists experienced business people and high net worth individuals to invest in Canada to obtain Permanent Residence. Stephen also has particular expertise in NAFTA confirmation exemptions, work permit approvals for strategic, expert and key professional employees and high-level executives.
Stephen’s clients range from the largest multinational corporations in the world to many start-up and entrepreneurial clients crossing all industries: IT, telecommunications, hospitality, transportation and consulting to name just a few. Stephen travels around the globe to speak to various business organizations and clients regarding Canadian immigration.
Chitra Bhatia, MS (Consultancy Management), is a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant and a member in good standing of the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council. Chitra has several years of experience in business, management, education and consulting. She is also a member of the Institute of Management Consultants.
Prior to opening her own Immigration and Study Abroad Consultancy, Chitra was the Regional Director for a Canadian College. She has vast professional, consultancy and managerial experience. Before moving to Canada from India, she held the Business and Country Head position at Hughes Global Education, Sanako Oy and Kelly Services.
Hjalmar (LLB, MBA, RCIC) received his Bachelor of Laws Degree from University of Los Andes in South America and later completed his Master of Business Administration in Global Management from the University of Phoenix. He received his Professional Specialization in Public Sector Management from the University of Victoria, and he is a graduate of the Ashton College Immigration Consultant Diploma program. Professionally, Hjalmar’s immigration consulting practice focuses on temporary residence applications and family sponsorship programs. In addition to his immigration practice, Hjalmar also has represented individuals and corporations in administrative matters. Hjalmar is fully fluent in English and Spanish. He is also collaborator and an active board member for several non-for-profit organizations in the province of British Columbia.