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20230222 Ask an Expert - Criminal Inadmissibility - expired for CICC 22 February 2024

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Presenter/s: Annie Beaudoin RCIC

Date: 22 February 2023

Time: 10 am - 1 pm Pacific

Location: webinar

Type: webinar and recording

Price: $75.00

CPD approval:

  • CICC 3 hours - 3 CPD hours approved, video recording expired on 22 February 2024. Includes 30 minutes of professionalism.
  • LSBC 3 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. 


  • Understanding criminal inadmissibility under A36

    • The difference, when committed in Canada, versus committed outside Canada.

    • Explanation of the difference and how to establish whether it falls under Serious criminality A36(1)b versus ‘regular’ criminality A36(2)b.

  • Overview of what is a summary conviction.

  • Review of the remedies for criminal inadmissibility and explanation of how to establish if a client is Deemed Rehabilitated,
  • The “Prescribed period” to be eligible to apply for rehabilitation.
  • Overview of what is considered part of the sentence to determine eligibility to apply for rehabilitation. 
  • The Art of making equivalences to the Canadian Criminal Code (CCC) and
  • Review a few final dispositions and case studies.
  • Police certificates, relevant Case/s, important changes from the Jurisprudence
  • Ethical considerations
  • Q & A


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.

 1.1.6 Recognizes criminal equivalency to Canadian Criminal Code

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.

1.6 Analyzes the various grounds of inadmissibility and how the grounds are applied in a  variety of contexts. 

1.6.7 Considers remedies associated with inadmissibility prior to submitting an application.

1.6.8 Identifies when a client's inadmissibility cannot be overcome.


 6.1 Demonstrates and maintains competence in practice

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


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. She also teaches Immigration Law at the University of Montreal.

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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