20180723 Residency Obligations, PR Cards, Removal Orders and IAD (Expired)


Dani Willets and Steven Meurens


Webinar and recording

23 July 2018 3         

LSBC approved      

ICCRC approved 3 CPD hours. (Expired)

Location of the event: Suite 300 - 909 Burrard Street Vancouver  V6Z 2N2                                                    


PR Card and Residency Requirements
(Can I stay or need I go now)
A bit of History
PR Card – How to apply and what it is
Residency Requirements
Loss of Status as a Permanent Residence
Exceptions to quantitative residency
H&C submissions
Minister’s Delegate Hearings (in brief)
Appeal to the IAD
IAD process
Federal court
Relevant cases at the IAD
Relevant cases at the Federal Court
Ethical considerations: What if you know that your client has misrepresented facts ?
How competent are you to represent your client.?




Dani Willets, RCIC

Ms. Willetts has been an Accredited Immigration Consultant since August 2013. Prior to that, she worked with the Department of Citizenship and Immigration for 25 years. She was originally hired as an Immigration Officer, but in the 10 years prior to retiring from the department was primarily an Immigration Supervisor. She has extensive experience in every inland immigration program and several overseas programs. Although substantively a decision maker and supervisor, her career also included opportunities to work in several other capacities including Intelligence Liaison Officer, Justice Liaison Officer, Regional Program Advisor, Senior Policy Advisor, PRRA Coordinator, Visa Officer, Manager, Director, Supervisor in charge of outreach for the 2010 Winter Olympics and Regional Training Coordinator. She was a certified departmental and interdepartmental trainer and a frequently requested speaker for external partners including NGO’s, other government departments, the Immigration Section of the Canadian Bar Association, CAPIC, CSIC and Universities and Colleges. While employed by Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Ms. Willetts was recognized nationally three times for her initiatives in outreach. She has received the Head of the Public Service Award, The Deputy Ministers Award, and the Public Service Award of Excellence.

Currently, in addition to Immigration Consulting, Dani teaches the Family Class and Citizenship module for the blended CILPP program at UBC. She is a frequently requested presenter and has presented for UBC, IMEDA, CBA, CAPIC and ICRCC either as a government representative before retiring or as an instructor for Continuing Professional Development programs for her colleagues. She has also been a featured guest on Borderlines, a podcast hosted by well-known Immigration Lawyers, Steven Meurrens and Peter Edelmann in Vancouver and the regular podcast hosted by Mark Holthe, Immigration lawyer from Edmonton, Alberta.



STEVEN MEURENS, BA, JD, partner at Larlee Rosenberg.
Steven is a Vancouver based Canadian immigration lawyer who advises clients on all Canadian immigration and citizenship issues. He has significant experience representing corporate and individual clients in obtaining visas and permits for many business-related purposes, including, but not limited to, Labour Market Opinions, intracompany transfers, international trade agreements, speciality business visits, and transitioning from temporary to permanent resident under numerous federal economic streams. His corporate clients include businesses engaged in mining, telecommunications, construction, hospitality, and technology start-ups.

In addition to his business immigration practice, Steven has extensive experience in family-based immigration matters. He also has an active practice assisting people who have been denied entry to Canada and to those whom have had visa applications refused. He has appeared before the Immigration and Refugee Board and the Federal Court.

Steven is the Vice-President of the Canadian Bar Association of British Columbia’s Immigration Subsection. He is a published columnist, a regular panelist at immigration law conferences, and is the author of a very widely read blog on Canadian immigration law.



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