Introduction to Immigration Law, Policy and History

This course begins by reviewing the constitutional and judicial framework that shapes Canadian immigration policy. You will learn about past and present issues involving immigration procedures as a way of assessing the driving factors that have affected Canada’s current immigration policy, including the fundamental objectives of the current immigration system.  You will then be introduced to the Immigration and Refugee Board, an independent administrative tribunal that is responsible for decisions on immigration and refugee matters.

You will learn how to read the primary sources of the CILPP program, the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations. Grounds of inadmissibility will also be introduced in this course; subsequent coursess will delve further into specific issues in this topic. However, grounds of inadmissibility on criminal, serious criminal, health and security grounds will be thoroughly covered in this course.  This course also focuses on how to conduct immigration-related research and the uses of legal terminology and case law. Learners will also be introduced to the ethical and fiduciary duties imposed on immigration consultants in Canada.

This course has been approved by the Law Society of BC for 18 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.  

* To register for the CILPP program fee (all seven courses), please click here.

Note: When registering for this course as a CPHR BC & YK (Chartered Professionals in Human Resources of British Columbia and Yukon) member, you are authorizing UBC Extended Learning to verify your membership with CPHR BC & YK.

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.

Six days prior to the course start date, you will receive a course welcome letter email with instructions on how to access the course online in Canvas (online learning system).

Available Sessions

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