Join your colleagues for a full-day conference of essential insights and strategies to elevate your immigration practice. You’ll leave with the latest on pathways to residency, judicial reviews in Federal Court and more.

Hosted at the beautiful Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront in Vancouver on March 15.


“Very well done. Enjoyed the topics and presentation styles.
Lots of practical information.”

- Past attendee

Planning Committee

Cindy Switzer, Chair
MKS Immigration Law

Adrienne Denham, Vice-Chair
Lebeau Law Corporation

Amandeep S. Hayer, Vice-Chair
(Overseas Lawyers Group)
Hayer Law

Avenues to Permanent Residency: Economic Class
Immigrants seeking permanent residency status under an Economic Class category are selected based on their skills, qualifications and potential to economically establish themselves in Canada. In this session, panelists untangle the intricacies and eligibility requirements for various subcategories of economic immigrants. Find out what you need to know to stay ahead and help your clients succeed.

Sarah Goodman, Partner, Crease Harman LLP
Chi-Young Lee, Associate Counsel, McCrea Immigration Law
Cédric Marin, Marin Immigration Law

Moderator: Brian Yuen, Associate Counsel, Titan Law Corporation

Avenues to Permanent Residency: Family Class
The family class immigration program reunites Canadian citizens and permanent residents with close family members. Panelists explore the latest updates in family class sponsorship applications.

Adrienne Denham, Lawyer, Lebeau Law
Meika Lalonde, Partner, McCrea Immigration Law

Immigration Issues for International Students
Panelists discuss recent changes to the international student program, caps on international students, new rules for study permits, study permit conditions, permitted work for students, post-graduate work permits, and related policy issues.

Lisa Brunner, University of British Columbia (UBC) Centre for Migration Studies
Katie Lay, Lawyer, MKS Immigration Lawyers
Will Tao, Co-founder, Heron Law Offices

Moderator: Hannah Lindy, Lawyer, Larlee Rosenberg Barrister & Solicitors

Judicial Reviews: What You Need to Know
This session includes a Jurisprudence Update covering the latest Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship decisions of the Federal Court and the Federal Court of Appeal as well as a Federal Court Practice Update from the panel, including the new changes to the Federal Court Practice Guidelines and best practices including leave and JR applications, mandamus applications, and settlement and process issues that may arise.

Erin Roth, Edelmann and Company
Andrew Wylodyka, Direction Legal LLP

Moderator: Anita Boscariol, Associate Counsel, Watson Goepel LLP

Update from the President of the Law Society of BC
Immigration Practitioner and LSBC President Jeevyn Dhaliwal, K.C. will provide an update on Law Society initiatives with practice management tips.

Speaker: Jeevyn Dhaliwal, K.C., LSBC President, Larlee Rosenberg

What’s in a Work Permit
Panelists lead a discussion about work permits, including correcting administrative errors, dealing with refusals, responding to compliance audits, navigating layoffs and terminations, and weighing between the International Mobility Program and the Temporary Foreign Worker Program. Leave with strategies and best practices on how to recommend an approach that meets your client’s needs.

Sharon An, Director & Lawyer, Vialto Partners LLP
Daniel Lee, Associate, Fasken
Jae-Yeon (Jae) Lim, Associate, Harris & Company LLP

Moderator: Sharon An, Director & Lawyer, Vialto Partners LLP

Order of presentations may be subject to change.