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20230203 - Understanding the use of technology, automation and AI in immigration - expired for CICC 3 February 2024

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Presenter/s: Zeynab Ziaie Moayyad, JD

Date: 03 February 2023

Time: 1 pm - 3 pm Pacific

Location: webinar

Type: webinar and recording

Price: $50.00

CPD approval:

  • CICC 2 hours - 2 CPD hours approved, video recording valid until 03 February 2024. Includes 15 minutes of professionalism.
  • LSBC 2 hours - Approved, 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. 


  • The Technological Tools are in IRCC’s Toolbox
  • Understanding, Automation, Automated Decision Support Systems and Advanced Analytics

 o Definitions

o How these are already being used 

  • Examples of Technological tools used by IRCC to assist in decision making – A deep dive into Chinook 

o Where it is being used 

o How it is being used 

o Impact of use of Chinook 

  • How is IRCC preparing for the use of AI in processing and decision making 

o What is AI 

o How AI can fundamentally change the immigration system 

  • How you can prepare your clients and their applications in light of IRCC system developments 

o How to prepare your clients 

o How to prepare your submissions 

o Potential Pitfalls 

o Tools available to you and your clients to fight back 

  • Ethics/professionalism
  • Q & A 

CICC Essential Competency mapping  


Foundational Knowledge

1.2  Applies knowledge of the principles of administrative law;

        1.2.4 Applies the relevant rules of procedural fairness to different immigration law and citizenship contexts.

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.

Legal Research and Informatics

3.4 Constructs a legal argument based on legal research on case facts and relevant immigration, refugee and citizenship laws.

3.4.2 Applies the facts of the situation in an ethical and defensible way


6.1 Demonstrates and maintains competence in practice

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


Zeynab Ziaie Moayyad, JD

Ms. Zeynab Ziaie Moayyed is an immigration lawyer licensed to practice law in Ontario and New York and the founder of Visa Law Group. Zeynab represents individual applicants and corporate clients in a wide range of immigration applications, and in appeals and applications for judicial review of immigration decisions. Zeynab works closely with companies and individuals, developing strategies for expanding operations and teams in Canada.

Zeynab is engaged in research on the use of technology in immigration systems and is a frequent writer and speaker on the development of technology on immigration policy and the impacts on applicants around the world.

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