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ICCRC - 7 CPD hours approved - expired 29 April 2022


LSBC - 7 CPD hours approved, expired. Attendance at this course will provide you with 2 hours 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. 



Keynote speaker - Richard Kurland LLB

December 3, 8:45 am to 5:30 pm Pacific, downtown Vancouver





Practice Makes Perfect


How to prepare for the new mix of online artificial intelligence, human based decision making and ethics.

Keynote Speaker – Richard Kurland LLB

  • IRCC now uses      Artificial Intelligence in many types of application. Human eyes don’t figure in the initial      process.
  • How does this      affect the way you present information and documents?
  • At what point do      humans get involved to make the decisions?
  • Are there times      when the AI makes mistakes?
  • Do the human      decision makers notice and take corrective actions?
  • What are the      ethical implications?
  • Q & A

 New application process for undeclared dependants

 Catherine Sas, QC

  •  History of processes regarding undeclared dependants
  • New process as of May 31, 2019
  • Implications for sponsors
  • Q & A

 Relevant and essential Federal Court decisions in immigration - 2019

 With Steven Meurrens JD and Victor Ing LLB

  •  Discussion of most important immigration related federal court cases in 2019
  • How and when to use these cases
  • Q & A

 Business Immigration Options

Tiffany Chi RCIC, Catherine Sas QC, Alex Stojicevic LLB, Alex Titov RCIC

  • Owner Operator LMIA
  • Start up Visa
  • Intra-Company Transferee
  • BC PNP Business Stream
  • Q & A

 Northern Immigration Pilot Program

 Peter Larlee LLB and Joshua Slayen LLB

  •  Outline of program
  • Eligibility for applicants
  • Eligible communities
  • Timeframes     
  • Q & A

Bonus - Slide presentation from BC PNP - Base and Regional Entrepreneur programs - please see document section for BC PNP updates as of 29 January 2020

 60 tips in 60 minutes - IRCC and EDC Survival Guide

 With Catherine Sas QC, Rudy Kischer LLB, Alex Stojicevic LLB, Tiffany Chi RCIC, Dani Willetts RCIC, Matt Cairns RCIC

  •  Top tips for application submissions to IRCC
  • Top tips for application submissions to ESDC
  • Q & A




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