Event Title: Representing Students: Sessions 1 and 2
Event Date: This live webinar was conducted on June 25 2019 from 11:00 to 18:00 (Eastern Time).
There was a total of 6.5 hours of live, interactive webinar time.
Cost: $195 for this webinar video or part of our CPD Bundle.
Event Expiry: This video has expired for CPD purposes, but can still be used as a great educational tool.
Attendance: You are purchasing a video of the event. Although you will have access to this video for one year from the date of your purchase, you must watch it before the event expiry date (above) in order to count it towards your 2020 CPD requirements.
Organization: RCICCPD by Full Skills Exam Prep.
Agenda: This is the breakdown of the event.
Representing Students: Session 1: Canada as a study destination.
- Canada as top destination for international students
- Temporary residents by class
- Study permits – statistical overview
- Rise in study permit refusals
- Study permits in the legislation and manuals
Initial client assessment
- Client’s objectives in studying in Canada
- Study in Canada as option for candidates not yet competitive for permanent residence
- Eligibility and legal test
- Determine place of application
- Country-specific requirements
- Screen for criminal/medical and other inadmissibilities
- Discuss prior refusals
- Early assessment of permanent residence alternatives
Who needs a Study Permit?
- Activities not considered studies
- Distance learning
- Exemptions to study permits
- Courses of 6 months or less
- Other exemptions under R188
- Studying in Quebec
- Examples 1-5: is a Study Permit required?
Where to apply for a Study Permit
- Application outside of Canada
- Application upon entry
- Application within Canada R 215
- Switching from visitor status to Study Permit
General requirements for a study permit and legal test
Designated Learning Institutions
Bona fides studies and flags
- Addressing genuineness in applications
- The Study Plan
Financial sufficiency and proof of funds
Ties to home country
Common mistakes made by study permit applicants
Six month bar for study permits in cases of unauthorized work or study
30-minute break. This time does not count towards the CPD hours.
Maintaining student status
- Exceptional situations
- Invalidity of study permit
- Changing schools or programs
Extending status as a student
- Implied Status during permit extensions
General and specific conditions on temporary residents
- Complying with the terms and conditions of the study permit
Working while studying
- On-campus work
- Off-campus work
- Co-op work permit
Spousal Open Work Permit
Children of study permit holders
Post-Graduation Work Permit
- Spouse and children
Specific scenarios regarding work as study permit holders with examples
- Destitute student work permit
- Tips for preparing a strong application
- The study permit cover letter
- The 2nd study permit application
- Restoration of status as a student
Overcoming inadmissibilities – Temporary Resident Permit (TRP) generalities
- Medical and criminal inadmissibilities
- Overstay or unauthorized study/work
- Where and how to apply
- TRP legal test and privileges
- The education and immigration consultant
- Conflicts of interest
- Misrepresentations and omissions
Representing Students: Session 2: The roles and responsibilities of Immigration Practitioners in Education Consulting
Dual Roles and Ethics for Immigration Practitioners
- Choosing the right school for your clients
- Pre-arrival services
- Approaching schools
- Language exams
- School applications
- Managing client expectations
10 common scenarios (and solutions!) for Immigration Practitioners who work with international students