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20190515 - International Students as Prospective Immigrants - What Practitioners need to know! (expired)

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Presenter/s: Catherine Sas QC and Dave Sage RCIC

Date: 15 May 2019

Time: 5 - 8:30 pm Pacific

Location: 300, 909 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC

Type: In person, webinar and recording

Price: $75.00

CPD approved:

  • ICCRC 3 hours - Approved, expired 15 January 2022
  • LSBC  3 hours - Approved, attendance to this course will provide you with .50 hours/30 minutes of ethics and professional responsibility component for your BC Law Society reporting.
  • For Alberta 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 Alberta. 

Program Updates:

08 January 2021


Please note some provisions with regard to international students during the pandemic:




Prospective International Students
How do Students Find You?  

Market Segmentation and Strategy

Engaging with Referral Sources – Agent, Family, School

Doing too much - Immigration professional and/or student recruiter -ethical issues

Eliciting Intent – Study / Work / Immigrate – and how to prepare

Understanding How Students Choose Programming

How to Shortlist Schools

External Factors

Application Time – Best Practices

Student Considerations - Why Canada?

International studies versus a Path to Permanent Residence

The Ideal Student Immigrant

Considerations for Business Immigrants

Mature Students as Prospective Immigrants


After Application to a Canadian School

Getting Ready to Apply for a Study Permit – The Basics

How and Where to Apply for a Study Permit

Considering and Preparing a Study Plan

Canada’s Visa Policy: Dealing with applications from different Countries

Mitigating Risk: Refusal Rates and Delays

Visa Application Centres

Proof of Funds – Best Practices

Dual intent – Best Practices

Submission Letters – Best Practices

Decision Made by IRCC - Now What? 

Accepted and Incoming Students


Preparing Documents for Travel

Landing and Meeting a Canadian Border Services Officer

Understanding Compliance

Starting out Right

Know your Post Graduation Work Permit Options

Ethical Considerations (30 minutes) 

Case Studies (5-8)





Catherine Sas QC

Sas and Ing’s Immigration - Owner and Founder

Catherine has been providing a full range of immigration legal services for over 25 years and is recognized as a leading immigration practitioner by Lexpert and Best Lawyers in Canada. Catherine was voted Best Immigration Lawyer in the Georgia Straight’s “Best of Vancouver” for the 6 th consecutive year in 2017.

Catherine is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and International Bar Association. Catherine is the past National Chair of the Immigration Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association and is presently the Co-Vice Chair of the Immigration and Citizenship Committee of the International Bar Association. She is also registered as a Foreign Legal Consultant with the State Bar of California which enables her to better serve her American clientele in the film and television and digital media industries.

Catherine has been part of Team Canada and Team British Columbia trade missions to countries such as Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, China, Hong Kong, and the United States. She has participated in Continuing Legal Education seminars, appeared in parliamentary committees on immigration issues, and spoken at international conferences and symposiums. Catherine has worked extensively with clientele from around the world and travels frequently internationally to assist her clients with their Canadian immigration goals.


Dave Sage RCIC

New Neighbours Consulting is a Canadian owned and operated business providing quality Canadian immigration legal guidance and international education expertise. We are located in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

As its director and owner, Dave Sage, I am authorised to conduct business on behalf of my clients in front of the following federal government bodies: Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), and Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). I also work with provincial bodies, especially on matters relating to provincial nominee programs (PNP).





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