There are a variety of benefits to continuous learning and keeping yourself up to date with any recent changes within your career. Continuous learning is an important part of being a leader in the field of immigration practitioner, especially within Canada where there is constant change and development which can make it challenging to stay on top of what’s happening at all times. At Ashton College, there are many opportunities to continue your education within the field of an immigration practitioner through our online courses.
All Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCICs) must complete a minimum of 16 hours of professional development each year. The professional development must be approved activities by the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC). This can be done through programs offered and arranged through the ICCRC, or through courses approved by the ICCRC and offered by accredited partners such as Ashton College.
Courses That Qualify for CPD Hours
- Certificate in Family Class Immigration Law
The intent of the Certificate in Family Class Immigration Law course is to reunite Canadian citizens and permanent residents with close family members. By undertaking to support sponsored members of the family class, the sponsor promises that, for a specified duration, they will provide for the basic needs of their family members, so they do not have to rely on social assistance. This course will examine all family class applications for permanent residence that are submitted at the same time as the sponsorship application to a Case Processing Centre (CPC) in Canada. CPCs are the primary offices responsible for processing family class sponsorship applications. This course will also explore why some family class eligibility determinations may be made at other Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) offices where required.
- Certificate in Refugee Class Immigration Law*
The Certificate in Refugee Class Immigration Law is intended for professionals in the field. It is designed to bridge theory and knowledge with practice, introducing learners to a specific area within the professional working environment. The focus is placed on refugee class within the practice of Immigration Law, preparing learners with strategies to approach, case studies and discussions led by experts in this field.
*In the process of getting approved by CICC*
- Certificate in Business Immigration Law*
This Certificate in Business Immigration Law will deal with the Quebec Investor Class, Quebec Entrepreneur Class, Start-up Business Class, and Self-employed Persons Class. In addition, this certificate will deal with the Provincial Nominee Class as relates to entrepreneurs and Service Canada’s Owner/Operator Labour Market Impact Assessments.
*In the process of getting approved by CICC*
Other Immigration Courses for Everyone
- Certificate in Canadian Citizenship
This course of Certificate in Canadian Citizenship will explore the process of Canadian Citizenship. Students will become familiar with the different ways someone can become a Canadian citizen as well as the necessary steps and documentation for the application. This course will look at the rights and legislation surrounding Canadian citizenship and how citizenship is granted by the Citizenship Commission. Other topics covered in this course will be the citizenship test and oath, resumption of citizenship, renouncing, revoking and appeals of citizenship.
- RCIC Entry to Practice Exam Prep Course
Ashton’s RCIC Entry-to-Practice Exam (EPE) Prep course is offered to prepare graduates of the Graduate Diploma Program or an Immigration Practitioner Program (IPP) within the last three years, for the RCIC EPE examination. The course is designed as a review of the body of knowledge established by the College of Immigration Consultants (CICC) for the new RCIC EPE examination.
These courses and more are beneficial for lawyers, paralegals, individuals interested in citizenship or Immigration Consultants who are members in good standing with the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council or members of a non-profit society who provide services to refugees. These courses are also beneficial for those who wish to gain more knowledge with the immigration process.
The immigration sector is full of opportunities and our continuing education courses will help you reach your goals. Register now for one of our coming immigration courses and advance your career.