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20240717 - Starting an Immigration Firm and Introduction to TRV applications

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Presenter/s: Marty Baram RCIC and Ben Chong RCIC

Date: 17 July 2024

Time: 9:00 am Pacific 

Location: webinar

Type: webinar and recording

Price: $50.00

CPD approval:

  • CICC 2 hour/s - 2 CPD hours approved, recording valid until 17 July 2025. Includes 20 minutes of professionalism.
  • LSBC 2 hour/s - 2 CPD hours approved, recording expires on 31 December 2024 - attendance to this course will provide you with 20 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.


Business Mission and Vision

Business Registration

Hiring Talent

Operating a Business as an RCIC

Introduction to TRV

Back to Basics on temporary resident visas

CICC Essential Competency mapping  


Foundational Knowledge

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.

Case Management

2.1 Engages in a process to ensure the client is fully informed and able to make a decision whether to proceed with the RCICs professional services and enter into a retainer agreement.


6.1 Demonstrates and maintains competence in practice

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


Marty Baram RCIC

  • Marty Baram is the Director of SYMY Immigration Consultants and Recruitment located in Edmonton, AB. In addition to his role as the Director of SYMY, Marty is a member of the Transitional Board of Directors at the College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants. Marty was a past member of the Practice Experience Program (P.E.P.) Advisory Committee at ICCRC (now CICC). Marty is an Adjunct Professor at Queen's University Graduate Diploma in Immigration and Citizenship Law and was an Instructor of Immigration: Laws, Policies and Procedures at the University of British Columbia (UBC) for 5 years.
  • Marty is very well versed with the Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) application process and is regarded as an expert in the field.
  • His other areas of expertise are: International Recruitment, Francophone Mobility Program, Permanent Residence applications- specifically Express Entry and Provincial Nominee Programs. Marty received his Immigration Consulting Diploma from Humber College where he graduated with honors. Marty is a member in good standing with the College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants (CICC #R506879).

Ben Chong RCIC

Ben is a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC). Ben is currently the General Manager at SYMY Immigration Consultants & Recruitment. He has experience relating to temporary and permanent residence applications to Canada. He uses his personal experiences and passion from his own Canadian immigration journey to help his clients. He strongly believes that his clients’ successes are his successes.

Ben has a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) degree in Mass Communication from Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, United Kingdom. He also graduated from Ashton College in Immigration Consultant Diploma with honors in 2017.


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