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20221212 - 2023 Economic policy will increase migration volumes and refusals - How to prepare now for Federal Court - expired for CICC - 11 December 2023

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Presenter/s: Richard Kurland LLB

Date: 12 December 2022

Time: 1 - 2 pm Pacific

Location: webinar

Type: webinar and recording

Price: $35.00

CPD approval:

  • CICC 1 hour/s - 1 CPD hour approved - recording valid until 11 December 2023. Includes 15 minutes of professionalism.
  • LSBC 1 hour/s - 1 CPD hour approved - recording valid until 31 December 2023 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. 

Key topics to be covered:

  • Central policy makers in Ottawa need to plan for economic recovery from COVID, fight inflation, and address real estate pressures.
  • A common thread is how migration policy tools will fit into this larger picture.
  • Policy tools will drive migration volumes, operational production for temporary and permanent status in Canada, IT changes being implemented to cope with larger case volumes, and the resulting demand for rights and recourses in Federal Court. 2022 has the highest number of immigration cases in Federal Court, ever! 


CICC Essential Competency mapping  


Foundational Knowledge

1.1  Demonstrates knowledge of the Canadian legal system

       1.1.3 Differentiates the functions and powers of the various federal departments             and agencies which have a role in immigration and citizenship matters.

1.2   Applies knowledge of the principles of administrative law

       1.2.3 Explains the role of judicial review in ensuring that the executive branch of government follows the principles of administrative law.

1.3  Interprets Canadian immigration and refugee legislation, regulations and policies. 

       1.3.1 Interprets the relevant sections of the IRPA and IRPR, Citizenship Act and Citizenship Regulations.


6.1 Demonstrates and maintains competence in practice

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

Presenter: Richard Kurland LLB 

Attorney at Law, Editor-in-Chief of Lexbase

For those who don't know Richard Kurland, he is an Attorney at Law in the provinces of British Columbia and Quebec.

He is best known as the Editor-in-Chief of Lexbase Immigration - his motto is: Keeping Ottawa Honest. He produces monthly release of information obtained under the Access to Information Act called Lexbase.

Richard's contributions to immigration practice across the board is invaluable. He has a great sense of humour and his presentations are always a treat for practitioners.



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