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20210211 - IAD Appeals - Who and How (expired)

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Presenter/s: Raj Sharma

Date: 11 February 2021

Time: noon - 2:15 pm Pacific

Location: webinar

Type: webinar and recording

Price: $50.00

CPD approval:

  • ICCRC 2 hours - 2 CPD hours approved, expired 11 May 2022
  • LSBC 2 hours - approved, expired - attendance to this course will provide you with .25 hours/15 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. 


  • Who can appeal
  • Limits on appeal rights
  • The Ribic and Chieu factors
  • Appeal and Hearing Procedure
  • ADR or Early Case Resolution
  • The factors for a genuine/bona fide marriage/common law relationship
  • MNI shortfall
  • Appeals against negative residency determination
  • Medical inadmissibility
  • Removal Order appeals
  • Misrepresentation
  • Ethics
  • Q & A


Raj Sharma LLM

Mr. Raj Sharma graduated with his Juris Doctor (JD) from the University of Alberta, Faculty of Law (2001) and his Master of Laws (LLM) from York University Osgoode Hall Law School (2010). Mr. Sharma later worked as an Immigration Refugee Protection Officer with the Immigration and Refugee Board where he obtained experience in hundreds of immigration hearings before starting private practice. Mr. Sharma has practiced immigration law for over 17 years. He is the founder and managing partner of Stewart Sharma Harsanyi, one of Canada’s largest dedicated immigration law firms.

Mr. Sharma has appeared before every level of Court in Alberta; regularly appears before the Federal Court, and has appeared before the Federal Court of Appeal and every Division of the Immigration and Refugee Board; he has over 150 reported decisions and possesses extensive experience in all aspects of immigration law.

Mr. Sharma has also taught the Immigration and Refugee Law course at the University of Calgary, Faculty of Law (2018). He is also a frequent public speaker on immigration matters in Canada.

Mr. Sharma has sat on numerous Boards and Committees including as a Board Member with Immigrant Services Calgary, the Legal Education Society of Alberta, and the Legal Aid Alberta Appeals Committee. He is also the recipient of the Access to Justice Award (Legal Aid Alberta) and was named one of Calgary’s Top 40 under 40 (2014). He is currently writing a text on Canadian immigration inadmissibility.  





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