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20241009 - Perspective of the decision maker and reconsideration requests (Video recording will expire on 09 October 2025 for CICC)

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Presenter/s: Annie Beaudoin RCIC

Date: 09 October 2024

Time: noon - 3 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 09 October 2025.
  • LSBC 3 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.Who decides, how are decisions made?

3.Program Manager’s roles.

4.Senior officers versus less experienced officers.

5.The process to follow to make a sound decision after you receive a refusal(example: humanitarian considerations)

6.Procedural fairness - Reasons for refusal

7.Does case law matter? Can it make a difference?

8.Hierarchy: who should I send my request for a quick response? 

9.Reality of pressure on officers at visa offices and how it influences decisions

10.Refusals and officers’ discretion 

11.How to be successful with a file or a request for reconsideration after a refusal

12.Examples of cases not conducive to reconsideration versus examples of cases conducive to reconsideration

13.Misrepresentation refusal – what to do?

14.Questions & ethics

CICC Essential Competency mapping  



 6.1 Demonstrates and maintains competence in practice

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

6.1.10 Engages in Quality Management and continuing professional development activities and experiences as required by the regulatory organization.

6.2 Demonstrates accountability and integrity in professional behaviors and in practice.

6.2.6 Demonstrates transparent communications with clients and other professionals.

Communication, Counselling and Advocacy

8.1 Demonstrates proficiency in oral and written communications.

8.1.5 Effectively formulates and presents well-reasoned legal arguments, analysis, advice or submissions.

8.4 Actively advances the client's interests within the bounds of law and professional obligations.

8.4.2 recognizes the impact of communicating with officials in a clear, firm and respectful manner to advance the client's interests.

8.4.4 Files relevant appeal or requests for reconsideration, depending on the situation, and within the timelines.


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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