The CBABC Immigration Law Section has traditionally offered a set number of bursaries to encourage and assist junior lawyers attend the National CBA Immigration Conference.  The National CBA Immigration Conference will be held in Montreal from April 2 – 4, 2020.

We are continuing the tradition this year, offering bursaries to qualifying junior lawyers.

No bursaries applications will be accepted after February 3, 2020.




Purpose To offset registration, travelling, and accomodation costs for the National CBA Immigration Conference.
Fund Distribution $3000.00 will be distributed equally amongst qualified applicants, up to a maximum of $500.00 per person. Bursaries will be paid out after the National Conference.
Maximum Recipients                   Six (6)
Applicant Criteria

You must meet the following requirements:

  1. Have been practicing law for less than 5 years;
  2. Be enrolled in the CBABC Branch Immigration Law Section (must be a CBA member);
  3. Register and attend the February 7, 2020 CBA BC Branch Immigration Law Conference (either by webinar or in-person); and
  4. Confirm your registration for the CBA National Immigration Law Conference by February 28, 2020.

First come, first serve with preference to applicants who have never received a CBA BC Immigration Law Section Bursary.

Note: The BC Branch has access to your CBA records, and will confirm internally if you are enrolled in the BC Branch Section, are registered for the BC Branch and the National CBA Immigration Law Conferences - no additional information is required from you. If you do not meet these requirements at the time of this submission, other applicants who may submit their application after you who fully meet the criteria will be given priority.

Your infOrmation




I understand that at the time of submitting this application,

  1. My application for the bursary will be placed in queue for review based on the time of this submission.
  2. If I have not registered for the BC Branch Conference, the National Conference, and/or am not enrolled in the BC Branch Immigration Law Section, other applications that fully meet the criteria at the time of submission will take preference over mine.

I understand that if I am selected for this Bursary,

  1. If for whatever reason, I am unable to attend the National CBA Immigration Conference or the CBA BC Branch Conference, I will not be eligible for this bursary.
  2. I will not be receiving the bursary fund until after the National CBA Immigration Conference.