Humanitarian and Compassionate Applications, Appeals and Detentions

In the Humanitarian and Compassionate Applications, Appeals and Detentions course, you will learn what to do when something goes wrong with an immigration application or with a person’s immigration status.

You will learn about the Immigration Division of the Immigration and Refugee Board and the matters it presides over: detention reviews and admissibility hearings. We will explore the roles of the parties involved and the procedures around these hearings, including the types of evidence that can be used and the potential consequences. You will learn about the grounds upon which a person can be detained and how to argue for a detained person’s release. You will also learn about how a person can be removed from Canada.

You will learn about the Immigration Appeal Division of the Immigration and Refugee Board and the types of appeals that it has jurisdiction over, which includes appeals against refusals of family sponsorship applications, certain removal order appeals, residency obligation appeals, and appeals by the Minister. You will learn how to properly launch, prepare for and conduct an appeal.

Finally, you will learn about applications for permanent residence on Humanitarian and Compassionate grounds (and exemption requests on humanitarian and compassionate grounds), which are used to overcome inadmissibility or other regular requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (“IRPA”). You will learn when to make these applications/requests, how to make them and what their limitations are. You will also learn about how Temporary Resident Permit holders, who were permitted to enter Canada despite an inadmissibility, can apply for permanent residence.

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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