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
- ICCRC 3 hours - Approved, expires 13 August, 2019
- 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.
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
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
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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