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20230504 - Surviving Covid - Immigration Practice in a Post-Pandemic World - expires for CICC 3 May 2024

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Moderator: Catherine Sas KC with presenters

Date: 4 May 2023

Time: 9 am - 5 pm Pacific time

Location: in person - Downtown, Vancouver

Type: in person, webinar and recording

Price: $150.00

CPD approval:

  • CICC 6.5 hour/s - 6.5 CPD hours approved, recording valid until 3 May 2024. Includes 2 hours of professionalism.
  • LSBC 6.5  hour/s - 6.5 CPD hours approved, recording valid until 31 December 2023 - attendance to this course will provide you with 60 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. 


IMM Seminars presents: “SURVIVING COVID – Immigration Practice in a Post Pandemic World”


Date: Thursday, May 4th, 2023, 9:00 am – 5 pm Pacific



A) Plenary: Post-Covid Practice 

Immigration: Practice Turned Upside Down and Inside Out!

AI, Portals

Low Skill Work Permits

Work Permits for Visitors in Canada 

B) Work Permit Update - IEC, PGWP, Low Skilled Spouses + Children 

C) Medical Inadmissibility – “Getting to Yes” 

D) Artificial Intelligence in Immigration Practice: “So You’ve Been Chinooked!” 

E) Federal Court Update 

F) Portal Mania - Navigating this New Immigration World Order 

G) Caregivers program

H) 60 Business Immigration Tips in 60 Minutes 

CICC Essential Competency mapping  


Foundational Knowledge

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

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

1.5 Synthesizes and applies case law to various immigration and citizenship cases.

       1.5.2 Identifies the leading cases that impact Canadian immigration, refugee and citizenship.

Legal Research and Informatics

3.3 Proficiently uses government's immigration and citizenship portal, government databases and other creditable information technology sources.

      3.3.3 Navigates the government immigration and citizenship portals to access immigration and citizenship applications, instructions and other documents.

Business Management and Leadership

4.7 Reviews business practices and performances to ensure efficient and quality service.


6.1 Demonstrates and maintains competence in practice

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


Catherine Sas KC

Catherine has been providing a full range of immigration legal services for over 30 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 the 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 a past Co-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 at 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.


Our line up of  presenters :

Richard Kurland - Kurland Tobe

Will Tao - Heron Law Offices

Tiffany Chi – J. Kenney Consulting

Ankita Goyal - Immigracia Visa Consulting Inc.

Eileen Finnegan – Vancouver Litigation Support

Victor Ing – Sas and Ing

Steven Meurens – Larlee Rosenburg

Julie McMahon – Immigrant Business BC

Nicole Chan – Larlee Rosenberg

Alex Titov – Anyvisa Immigration Consultation

Robin Seligman – Seligman Law

Joshua Slayen JD – Coal Harbour Law

Rhonda Williams –Canadian International Immigration Consultants

Lynn Gaudet - Immigration Help Desk




While speakers and topics are confirmed at the time of publication, sometimes things happen which are beyond the control of Imm Seminars. If that happens substitutions or cancellations to speaker/s and/or topic/s may be necessary. In those cases, Imm Seminars will advise all registrants by email as soon as possible. We will also update the Imm Seminars website. We appreciate your cooperation in these cases.