Immigration Potpourri


Presenter/s: Top industry leaders

Date: 06 June 2019

Time: 9 am - 5:15 pm Pacific

Location: Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront Vancouver, 1133 West Hastings, Vancouver, BC

Type: In person, webinar and recording

Price: $175.00 early bird, $200 from May 18

CPD approved:

  • ICCRC 7 hours - Pending
  • LSBC  7 hours - Pending, attendance to this course will provide you with 2 hours of ethics and professional responsibility component for your BC Law Society reporting. 

Immigration Potpourri Outline

Decision Making Demystified

Keynote Speaker – Dr. Vic Satzewich - Author of Points of Entry 

Overview: The presentation is based on fieldwork conducted between 2010 and 2012 at 11 of Canada’s immigration offices abroad. The results were published in Points of Entry: How Canada’s Visa Officers Decide Who Gets In.  

  • The significance of decision making
  • How it works:
    • Face to face interviews
    • Significance of targets
    • Significance of fraud and misrepresentation
    • Discretion and "digging deeper"
    • Temporary resident visas and preventing "jumpers'
    • Flags and indicators in spousal/partner sponsorship
  • Conclusions 

Panel discussion on Decision Making Demystified with

  • Dani Willets, RCIC – former inland Immigration Officer
  • Tiffany Chi, RCIC – former CBSA officer
  • Robyn Jones, RCIC – former Immigration Officer at CPC -Vegreville
  • Joe Kenney, RCIC – Former Manager of the BC Provincial Nominee Program
  • Rhonda Williams, RCIC – former overseas Visa Officer 

BC PNP - Business Immigration Update: Understanding the Entrepreneur Programs – Base and Regional Pilot Programs  

Dr. Alex Titov, RCIC and Joe Kenney, RCIC 

  • Overview of Entrepreneur programs in the BC PNP
  • Base Program
  • New Regional Pilot Program 

Compliance Measures in Immigration Practice  

With Steven Meurrens JD 

  • Employer Compliance
  • What compliance looks like
  • Violations of compliance and penalties
  • Voluntary Disclosure
  • Case law
  • Q & A 

Getting it Right When Representing Clients: Avoiding Misrepresentation

 With Peter Larlee LLB 

  • Your role
  • Client’s role
  • What not to do – New Can examples
  • Consequences
  • Q & A 

60 Tips, Tricks and Ethics of Immigration in 60 Minutes  

With Catherine Sas QC, Dr. Alex Titov RCIC, Alex Stojicevic LLB, Steven Meurrens JD, Peter Larlee LLB, and Dani Willets RCIC


Catherine Sas QC

Joe Kenney RCIC

Peter Larlee LLB

Steven Meurrens JD

Tiffany Chi RCIC

Dr. Alex Titov RCIC

Dr. Vic Satzewich PhD.

T.D. (Dani) Willets RCIC

Alex Stojicevic LLB

Robyn Jones RCIC

Rhonda Williams RCIC



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