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20230118 - The New and Improved BC PNP Part 2 - Entrepreneur Immigration Update - Video expired for CICC 18 January 2024

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Presenter/s: Joshua Slayen JD and moderator Catherine Sas KC

Date: 18 January 2023

Time: 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm Pacific

Location: webinar

Type: webinar and recording

Price: $50.00

CPD approval:

  • CICC 1.5 hours - 1.5 CPD hours approved, video recording expired on 18 January 2024. Includes 15 minutes of professionalism.
  • LSBC 1.5 hours - 1.5 CPD hours approved, expires 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. 


November 16, 2022 amendments

Impact of the Changes - clients and practitioners

Base program and pilot program

Stories and experiences

Ethical considerations and professionalism

Q & A

College of Citizenship and Immigration - Competency mapping


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.

   1.3.5  Summarizes the requirements and processes of the different provinces' and territories' immigration programs. 

3.2  Determines and locates current and reliable information and applicable law or policies that address the objectives of the research.

   3.2.2 Locates reliable and current sources of information from a variety of resources.

6.1 Demonstrates and maintains competence in practice

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


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 Coal Harbour Law 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

Catherine Sas KC (moderator)

Sas and Ing Immigration - Owner and Founder

Catherine has been providing a full range of immigration legal services for over 25 years and is recognized as a leading immigration practitioner by Lexpert and Best Lawyers in Canada. Catherine has been voted Best Immigration Lawyer in the Georgia Straight’s “Best of Vancouver” for many years.

Catherine is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and International Bar Association. Catherine is the past National Chair of the Immigration Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association and is presently the Co-Vice Chair of the Immigration and Citizenship Committee of the International Bar Association. She is also registered as a Foreign Legal Consultant with the State Bar of California which enables her to better serve her American clientele in the film and television and digital media industries.

Catherine has been part of Team Canada and Team British Columbia trade missions to countries such as Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, China, Hong Kong, and the United States. She has participated in Continuing Legal Education seminars, appeared in parliamentary committees on immigration issues, and spoken at international conferences and symposiums. Catherine has worked extensively with clientele from around the world and travels frequently internationally to assist her clients with their Canadian immigration goals.



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