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20240221 - Update on Use of Technology, Automation & AI in Canada Immigration Processing (Video recording will expire 21 February 2025 for CICC)

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Presenter/s: Zeynab Ziaie Moayyad, JD

Date: 21 February 2024

Time: noon - 2 pm Pacific

Location: webinar

Type: webinar and recording

Price: $50.00

CPD approval:

  • CICC 2 hours - 2 CPD hours approved. Includes 15 minutes of professionalism. Video recording will expire on 21 February 2025.
  • LSBC 2 hours - 2 CPD hours approved. Video recording will expire on 31 December 2024. Attendance to this course will provide you with .25 hours/15 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.


  • The Technological Tools are in IRCC’s Toolbox
  • Understanding, Automation, Automated Decision Support Systems and Advanced Analytics
  • Definitions
  • How these are already being used 
    • Temporary Resident Applications
    • Permanent Resident Applications
  • Chinook Deep Dive: An example of a technological tool used by IRCC to assist in decision making
    • Where it is being used
    • How it is being used
    • Impact of use of Chinook
  • Expansion of IRCC’s use of AI in processing and decision making
    • Data primacy
    • Fundamental changes in immigration decision making
  • Regulation of AI tools by government
    • Scope of regulation
    • Effectiveness of regulation requirements
  • How you can prepare your clients and their applications in light of IRCC system developments
    • How to prepare your clients
    • How to prepare your submissions
    • Potential Pitfalls
    • 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.

Legal Research and Informatics

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

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

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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