Refugee Protection

The Refugee Protection course examines Canada's refugee and asylum programs. It covers Canada's objectives with respect to refugee protection, the relevant statutory requirements contained in the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (“IRPA”) and its Regulations, and precedential cases from the Federal Courts of Canada and the Supreme Court of Canada on refugee law. You will examine the rules, policies and procedures of the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB), the largest independent administrative tribunal in Canada which is responsible for making decisions on immigration and refugee matters. You will learn about the practical skills needed to represent refugee claimants. The course also highlights court cases that will be useful if you represent clients before the IRB. Finally, but of utmost importance, the class will review the ethical considerations, including the ICCRC’s Code of Professional Ethics, that must be followed.

This course has been approved by the Law Society of BC for 21 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.

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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