Event Title: 2017-2018 Immigration Changes: Winners, Losers, and Effects on Immigration Practitioners + What to Expect in 2019 – 3 CPD Hours
Event Date: This live webinar was conducted on October 16 from 14:45 to 18:00 (Eastern Time).
There was a total of 3 hours of live, interactive webinar time including 15 minutes of break.
The 15 minutes of break are not counted as CPD hours.
Cost: $90 for this webinar video or part of our CPD Bundle.
Instructor: Andrew Carvajal, LL.B / B.C.L., M.A., B.A.
Attendance: You are purchasing a video of this event. You will have access to the videos in your account indefinitely, so if you need to review any of the material in the future, you can simply log in and watch the video of the event again. Remember that you need to watch the videos before December 31st 2018 in order to count these towards your ICCRC CPD requirements. Kindly note that these hours do not count towards your 2019 CPD requirements (with the exception of the 6 CPD hours you can roll over).
Agenda: This is the breakdown of the upcoming event.
- Discussion of the 2018-2020 Multi-year Immigration Plan
- 2017/2018 Changes – Who is affected positively, who is affected negatively and the effects on the work RCICs do.
- Changes to spousal sponsorship procedures
- Commitment to family reunification and faster processing times
- Parent and grandparent lottery
- Rise in age of dependency
- Changes to the Express Entry CRS Points
- Candidates with siblings in Canada
- French-speaking candidates
- Specific examples
- Job Match registration now voluntary
- Global Skills Strategy
- Work permit exemptions for short term entries
- Global Talent Stream LMIAs and Labour Market Benefit Plans
- Two week processing – principal applicants and dependants
- Dedicated Service Channel
- LMIA recruitment requirements
- August 28, 2017 changes
- Job Bank and Job Match
- High-wage vs. low-wage streams
- Targeting vulnerable populations
- The Canada-European Union (EU) Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement
- Business Visitors
- Intra-Company Transfers
- Contractual service suppliers and independent professionals
- June 19, 2017 changes
- Revocation on national interest grounds
- Intent to reside
- Minors applying alone
- Time spend in Canada under a conditional sentence
- October 11, 2017 changes
- Physical presence
- Days spent in Canada before permanent residence
- Age range for language and knowledge requirements
- Time required for filing of income taxes
- 2018 changes
- Revocation process
- Seizure of fraudulent or suspected fraudulent documents
- June 19, 2017 changes
- Major changes in Provincial Nominee Programs
- Ontario path to permanent residence for semi-skilled professionals
- Alberta opportunity stream
- Quebec Arrima System
- Farm Management for the Federal Self-Employed Program
Permanent residence path for caregivers
- November 29, 2019 expiry of pilot program
- Future alternatives
- Medical inadmissibility and excessive demand
- Biometrics expansion
- Local clients vs overseas clients
- Noteworthy jurisprudence
- Conditional sentence and serious criminality – Thanh Tam Tran v. Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness
- Impaired driving and serious criminality
- Legalization of Marijuana and effects on immigration
- What to expect in 2019?
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