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20240411 - Ask an Expert - Criminal Inadmissibility (video will expire on 11 April 2025 for CICC)

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Presenter/s: Annie Beaudoin RCIC

Date: 11 April 2024

Time: 11am - 2 pm Pacific

Location: webinar

Type: webinar and recording

Price: $75.00

CPD approval:

  • CICC 3 hours - 3 CPD hours approved, video will expire on 11 April 2025. Includes 30 minutes of professionalism.
  • LSBC 3 hours - 3 CPD hours approved. Video recording will expire 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.



2.Why do we see so many criminal convictions from countries like the US and very few from other countries?

3.Where does criminal inadmissibility fall within other inadmissibility from A34 to A42

4.Committed in Canada versus Committed outside Canada

5.Changes to the delegated authority in recent years

6.Serious criminality A36(1)b versus ‘regular’ criminality A36(2)b

7.What is a summary conviction?

8.Deemed Rehabilitated

9.“Prescribed period” for rehabilitation

10.Adding a Rehabilitation application to a permanent residence application

11.What is considered part of the sentence to determine eligibility to apply for rehab

12.Can errors be corrected when criminal inadmissibility has been established?

13.The Art of making equivalences to the Canadian Criminal Code (CCC);

14.Final disposition and Cases studies.

15.Convicted as a Juvenile

16.Reading the FBI police certificate and US state police certificates

17.UK Rehabilitation Act and its effect on criminal inadmissibility in Canada

18.Relevant Case/s and Important changes from Jurisprudence

19.What to do if my client is not eligible for Rehab yet?

20.What do decision makers take into consideration when assessing a Rehab application?

21.List of documents to provide for a well-supported Rehab application

22.What should the submission letter should include?

23.Ethical considerations 

24.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.

1.3  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. 

1.6.1 Recognizes criminal equivalency to Canadian Criminal Code

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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