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20221021 IAD appeals - expired for CICC 20 October 2023

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Presenter/s: Joshua Slayen JD and Alex Ning RCIC

Date: 21 October 2022

Time: Noon to 2:45 pm Pacific

Location: webinar

Type: webinar and recording

Price: $75.00

CPD approval:

  • CICC 2.5 hours - 2.5 CPD hours approved, Expired 20 October 2023. Includes 30 minutes of professionalism.
  • LSBC 2.5 hours - 2.5 CPD hours approved, Expired 31 December 2022 - 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. 


What is the IAD?

What kind of cases does the IAD hear?


Procedural matters

Evidence needed


  • Residency Appeals
  • Sponsorship Appeals

Case Law

Ethical considerations and professionalism

Competency mapping 


1.1  Demonstrates knowledge of the Canadian legal system

1.1.1Summarizes the Canadian justice system and the authority and scope of each division.


5.1 Applies the foundational knowledge required to competently advise and represent the client in an IRB procedure

5.1.1 Identifies and analyses client's eligibility in relation to each of the four Divisions of the IRB (RPD, RAD, IAD, ID)


6.1 Demonstrates and maintains competence in practice

6.1.2 Stays current and complies with legislation, regulation, professional standards, policies and guidelines. 



1.1  Demonstrates knowledge of the Canadian legal system

1.1.1Summarizes the Canadian justice system and the authority and scope of each division.



Joshua Slayen JD

Joshua is a Vancouver-based immigration lawyer who provides immigration services to individual and corporate clients world-wide.

Joshua regularly assists clients with immigration processing, admissibility issues, procedural fairness matters and refusals. He frequently appears at provincial and federal tribunals and levels of Court, and is well-known for his work in accompanying clients to ports-of-entry across Canada to resolve admissibility issues and facilitate the processing of complex work permit applications. Joshua also works with individuals and families, with an emphasis on employment, investment, citizenship, humanitarian / compassionate and family sponsorship-based applications.

Joshua has a diverse background in immigration law, which has included litigating complex immigration matters, and the processing of various temporary residence, permanent residence and citizenship applications to Immigration Refugee and Citizenship Canada, the Canada Border Services Agency and international Canadian visa offices. Prior to joining Murphy and Company, Joshua practiced immigration law with other leading immigration firms in Canada. He was first called to the Bar in North Dakota (2009), and later called to the Bar in Ontario, Manitoba and British Columbia. 

Joshua is committed to helping clients turn visions into working realities through creative and innovative immigration strategies and a client-focused approach. Joshua has been blogging for The Huffington Post since 2012. He regularly lectures on immigration matters and has appeared on various media outlets.

In addition to Joshua’s Vancouver law practice, he has offices in Surrey, Abbotsford and Prince George, British Columbia.  


Bachelor of Arts, University of Winnipeg
Juris Doctor, University of North Dakota


Alex Ning RCIC

Alex Ning was born in Hong Kong and came to Canada at age of 18. He is a graduate of the University of British Columbia’s Urban Land Economics Program and has been a British Columbia notary since 1983. He served on the Discipline and Complaints Committee of the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver for three years, the City of Vancouver Family Court Committee (four years) and the city’s Youth Justice Committee (two years). He is a past Zone Chairman of Lions Club International and a past Vice Chair of the Discipline Council of the former regulator of immigration consultants.

As a BC notary he is involved in contracts, land transfers and mortgages, leases, wills and estates and gained extensive knowledge and experience in legal matters. He is also a Chartered Mediator and holds a Justice Institute of British Columbia Certificate in Conflict Resolution; he is a past director of the UBC Law Student Conflict Resolution Society and is a current mentor in the Court Mediation Practicum Program. He is on the British Columbia Mediators Roster for Supreme Court mediations and on the Provincial Court Civil Roster. He is a mediator for the Better Business Bureau of Greater Vancouver, Insurance Corporation of British Columbia and on the General Insurance Ombudservice Roster for Western Canada. Alex has also acted as arbitrator on commercial arbitrations involving business and lease disputes. He is accredited by the Real Estate Institute of British Columbia as a property valuator.

Alex is a graduate of the Seneca/UBC Certificate Program. Alex’s preferred immigration practice area has evolved from business immigration to tribunal advocacy, he has appeared before all the divisions of the IRB, and has represented clients in interviews and inquiries at both CIC/IRCC and CBSA.


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