Family Classes

In the Family Class course you will learn how relatives of Canadian citizens and permanent residents may be selected for immigration as members of the Family Class, by reviewing the requirements applicable to the sponsored applicants, eligibility requirements to sponsor, and sponsorship procedures. Learners will develop understanding of two sponsorship programs: the outside Canada (under the Family Class) and the inside Canada (under the Spouse or Common-Law Partner in Canada Class) programs. After review of the sponsorship of spouses, common-law, conjugal partners and dependent children, students will learn about the sponsorship process for parents and grandparents. Finally, by the end of the course, they will acquire knowledge of the Canadian citizenship process, including different routes to attaining citizenship, loss of citizenship, prohibitions, and citizenship offences.

This course has been approved by the Law Society of BC for 15 CPD hours.

Note: This course is part of a seven course certificate program. The courses are designed to start with Introduction to Immigration Law, Policy and History and end with Practical Skills.  

This course is required to complete the UBC Certificate in Immigration: Laws, Policies and Procedures.

Course Format

This course is offered in 2 formats: in-class/online and 100% online. However not every format will be offered each term.

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Please note: This course has one or more prerequisites that need to be completed prior to registration. If you have completed the required course(s), but cannot add the course to your cart for any reason, contact us by phone or email so we can help you complete your registration. You can also read our Registration FAQs for troubleshooting tips.

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