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20240118 - Applying for a Co-op Work Permit (COOP WP), Temporary Resident Visa (TRV), SP Extension, Staying in Status, Leave of Absence (Recording will expire 18 January 2025)

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Presenter/s: Ankita Goyal RCIC and Joshua Slayen JD

Date: 18 January 2024

Time: 2 pm - 5:15 pm Pacific

Location: webinar

Type: webinar and recording

Price: $75.00

CPD approval:

  • CICC 3 hours - 3 CPD hours approved.  Includes 30 minutes of professionalism. Video recording will expire on 18 January 2025.
  • LSBC 3 hours - 3 CPD hours approved. Video recording will expire 31 December 2024. attendance to this course will provide you with .5 hours/30 minutes of ethics and professional responsibility component for your BC Law Society reporting.
  • Law Societies of Alberta, Manitoba, Newfoundland and Labrador, and the Barrister's Society of Nova Scotia
    • For members of these Law Societies, consider including this course as a CPD learning activity in your mandatory annual requirements.

This is the third in a series of seminars on International Students.


In this seminar, we'll cover the essentials of:

  • different types of permits and visas available to international students,
    • including the Co-op Work Permit (COOP WP),
    • Temporary Resident Visa (TRV),
    • Study Permit (SP) extension,
    • staying in status, and
    • taking a leave of absence.
  • procedures and requirements to obtain these permits and visas.
  • Professionalism
  • Q & A


UPDATE - 22 January 2024

Competency mapping


Foundational Knowledge

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

     1.3.1 Interprets the relevant sections of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA), Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (IRPR), Citizenship Act, Citizenship Regulations.

1.4 Differentiates the principal categories and classes of temporary and permanent immigration.

     1.4.2 Analyzes the requirements, procedures and limitations for each category and class of immigration.


6.1 Demonstrates and maintains competence in practice

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

Communication, Counselling and Advocacy

8.2 Uses effective counselling skills when interacting with the client.

     8.2.4 Dynamically assesses and sorts through the information for importance and relevancy to the issues


Foundational knowledge

1.3 Locates and interprets Canadian Immigration and refugee legislation, regulations and policies.

     1.3.1 Interprets the relevant sections of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA), Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (IRPR)

1.4 Differentiates the principal categories and classes of temporary and permanent immigration, with greater focus on student class.

     1.4.2 Shows familiarity with the requirements and limitations for each category and class of immigration.

Student Advising and Coaching

2.1 Conducts a preliminary assessment of the student's profile and needs to determine the appropriate approach to the case.

2.3 Coaches the student on how to obtain and maintain status as a visitor, student and worker


5.1 Demonstrates and maintains competence in practice

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


Ankita Goyal – Immigracia

Ankita is a dynamic and accomplished RCIC-IRB who holds a wealth of knowledge in the field of immigration law and policies. With a Masters Degree in Computer Science, a Masters Degree in Entrepreneurship (Valedictorian) from Panjab University and a Certificate in Immigration: Law, Policies, and Procedures (Valedictorian) from The University of British Columbia, Ankita has demonstrated an exceptional level of expertise and dedication to the field of immigration law.

Ankita's academic credentials are complemented by her vast professional experience, including her current role as an International Student and Scholar Advisor at the Northeastern University with a passion for empowering and supporting students from diverse cultural backgrounds. Her comprehensive knowledge of immigration regulations and government policies, enables her to provide invaluable guidance to international students throughout their educational journey. Ankita's dedication to fostering a welcoming and inclusive campus environment, coupled with her expertise in assisting students with study permits, co-op planning, and cultural transition, makes her an indispensable asset to the university community. Through her commitment to student success and engagement, Ankita continues to make a lasting impact on the lives of international students, helping them thrive academically and personally.

Ankita's commitment to excellence and her passion for helping individuals and families achieve their immigration goals and her ability to analyze complex legal and regulatory issues, combined with her deep understanding of the intricacies of the immigration process, make her an invaluable asset to her clients. With her personalized approach to every case, Ankita has established herself as a trusted immigration consultant to her clients, helping them navigate the complexities of the immigration process with confidence and ease.

Ankita is a member of the College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants (CICC), the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB), a Commissioner for Taking Affidavits in British Columbia, and a licensed immigration consultant for the Province of Saskatchewan. Her commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is evident in every aspect of her work, and she is dedicated to advancing the rights and interests of all members of the immigration community. With her exceptional knowledge, experience, and dedication, Ankita is poised to continue making significant contributions to the field of immigration law for years to come.


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




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