Immigration Issues in Depth 2018


Course Date: December 7, 2018

Total: 5h 19min

Welcome and Introduction

Laura A. Best — Embarkation Law Corporation, Vancouver
R. Keith Reimer — Department of Justice Canada, Vancouver


Jurisprudence Update: Administrative and Immigration Law

  • review of key Federal Court, Federal Court of Appeal and Supreme Court of Canada immigration, refugee and citizenship decisions in 2018
  • discussion of recent developments in other areas of the law that may impact immigration, refugee and citizenship law practice
  • trends, highlights and lowlights in recent jurisprudence, and what is expected in 2019

Douglas Cannon — Elgin, Cannon & Associates, Vancouver
Asha Kaushal — Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
Banafsheh Sokhansanj — Department of Justice Canada, Vancouver
Fadi Yachoua — Embarkation Law Corporation, Vancouver


Break


Vignettes from the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada

  • updates and practice tips from the ID, IAD, RPD, and RAD

Negar Azmudeh — Acting Coordinating Member, Refugee Protection Division, Western Region, IRB, Vancouver
Douglas Fortney
 — Assistant Deputy Chairperson, Refugee Appeal Division, Western Region, IRB, Vancouver

Alice Tang — Assistant Deputy Chairperson, Immigration Division, Western Region, IRB, Vancouver
Linda Taylor — Assistant Deputy Chairperson, Immigration Appeal Division, Western Region, IRB, Vancouver


Networking Lunch (provided)


Detention Issues

  • CBSA alternatives to detention program
  • review of IRB audit on detention review process

Rahul CoelhoManager, Enforcement and Intelligence Division, Operations Branch, Canada Border Services Agency, Vancouver
Erin C. RothEdelmann & Co., Vancouver
Alice TangAssistant Deputy Chairperson, Immigration Division, Western Region, IRB, Vancouver


Break


Temporary Residence Permits/Authorizations to Return to Canada

  • when someone is eligible
  • where they can apply
  • tips for applying

Anita Haidar — Regional Program Officer, Operations Branch, Canada Border Services Agency, Vancouver
Steven Meurrens — Larlee Rosenberg, Vancouver


View from the Bench

  • immigration workload and scheduling
  • certified questions
  • recent and ongoing cases of note

The Honourable Anne L. Mactavish — Federal Court, Ottawa