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20210225 - Ask an Expert - Criminal Inadmissibility and Applying for Rehabilitation (expired)

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Presenter/s: Annie Beaudoin RCIC

Date: 25 February 2021

Time: 4 pm - 6:15 pm Pacific

Location: webinar

Type: webinar and recording

Price: $50.00

CPD approval:

  • ICCRC 2 hours - 2 CPD hours approved, expired 25 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. 


  • Why do we see so many criminal convictions from countries like the US and very few from other countries?
  • Where does criminal inadmissibility fall within other inadmissibility from A34 to A42
  • Committed in Canada versus Committed outside Canada
  • Changes to the delegated authority in recent years
  • Serious criminality A36(1)b versus ‘regular’ criminality A36(2)b
  • But what about A36(2)c and (2)d? Why do officers never use these?
  • Approval of Rehabilitation versus Deemed Rehabilitated
  • Relevant Case/s and Important changes from Jurisprudence
  • “Prescribed period”
  • What is considered part of the sentence to determine eligibility to apply for rehab
  • Can errors be corrected when criminal inadmissibility has been established?
  • The Art of making equivalences to the Canadian Criminal Code (CCC);
  • Cases studies.
  • Convicted as a Juvenile
  • Reading the FBI police certificate and US state police certificates
  • UK Rehabilitation Act and its effect on criminal inadmissibility in Canada
  • Adding a Rehabilitation application to a permanent residence application
  • What to do if my client is not eligible for Rehab yet?
  • What do decision makers take into consideration when assessing a Rehab application?
  • Documents to provide for a well-supported Rehab application
  • Ethical considerations
  • Q & A   


 Annie Beaudoin RCIC

Annie Beaudoin has close to 20 years of high-level expertise in Canadian Immigration. She was a Canadian Immigration Officer and worked for the Government for 15 years. Her years of experience as a decision maker in a Canadian Visa Office has allowed her to accumulate a rare high-level expertise in Canadian Immigration.

Over the years, she has worked on the entire spectrum of visa categories in Canada and was asked to develop a technical knowledge on complex cases and inadmissibility(s)to Canada, including criminal inadmissibility originating from the United States and other foreign countries. Therefore, Ms. Beaudoin possesses an unparalleled experience in complex permanent residence and temporary residence applications & the invaluable concrete perspective of the actual governmental decision maker. 

Ms. Beaudoin is passionate about Canadian immigration and loves working with an international clientele. She is always dedicated to providing professional services in a transparent manner with a specific focus on her clients’ needs and goals. She wishes to contribute to the industry at large and share her knowledge as a mentor to other Consultants because she knows this will benefit the profession and also people interested in applying for immigration to Canada. Ms. Beaudoin is also bilingual in both of Canada’s official languages: French and English.



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