While practical skills are emphasized throughout the program, in the Practical Skills course, you will specifically transition to focus on the practical skills you will need to run practice immigration consulting, whether that involves setting up and running an immigration consulting business, or incorporating these skills into your existing work place, such as at a law practice, student advising position or human resources. Content and exercises will focus on how to work with third parties, how to interact with and interview clients, how to represent clients, and how to set up and manage client files. You will learn how to write retainer agreements and write letters of submission. Issues surrounding confidentiality, competence, responsibilities and advocacy will be discussed. In this course, you will also be introduced to the regulatory requirements of this profession, including the professional rules of conduct, continuing requirements for professional development and education, and maintenance of accreditation.
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.
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).