Immigration: Reconnecting and Reimagining

This one-day event will cover discussions on Canadian Citizenship, Humanitarian and Compassionate Grounds applications, and litigation topics. Panelists will also deliberate matters related to economic permanent residence and Labour Market Impact Assessments.

This program is accredited for 8 hours of CPD in British Columbia. 

February 14, 2022

Exact session times are subject to change.

8:00 - 8:10am Sign-In to Virtual Conference
8:10 - 8:15am Conference Opening Remarks

Susan Martyn, Immigration Law Section Chair
PwC Law

8:15 - 8:25am Musqueam Territorial Welcome

Alec Dan of the Musqueam First Nations, welcomes guests and presenters alike of the CBABC Immigration Conference


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In Canada, immigration and settlement are inherently related to Indigenous genocide, displacement, and land appropriation. Yet, in policy development and public debate, both topics are rarely connected with each other. Hear more from Professor Harald Bauder on his research and writing on this topic.

Dr. Harald Bauder
Professor, X University


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This panel will engage in a discussion on issues related to Canadian Citizenship – including requirements to become a Canadian citizen, calculating residency, updates on processing times, and a review of the new citizenship portal. 

Moderator: Amandeep Hayer, Sedai Law Office

 

Robert Leong
Patriam Law


10:15 - 10:30am MORNING BREAK

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Join us for an interactive panel to discuss submitting applications on Humanitarian and Compassionate grounds, including submitting H&C applications in the context of business immigration law.

Moderator: Amanda Aziz, Migrant Workers Centre

Kamaljit Lehal
Lehal Law

Deanna Okun-Nachoff
McCrea Immigration Law


11:45 - 12:30pm VIRUTAL LUNCH

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This panel will cover everything you wanted to know about litigation – including judicial reviews and IAD appeals. This panel will also address what every practitioner should know when submitting a mandamus application.

Moderator: Anita Boscariol, Watson Goepel LLP

Catherine A. Sas, Q.C.
Sas & Ing Immigration Law Centre

Gordon Maynard
MKS Lawyers

Douglas Cannon
Elgin Cannon and Associates Law


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This panel will discuss all matters related to economic permanent residence, including the Express Entry program, the Federal Skilled Worker Program, the Canadian Experience Class and the Federal Skilled Trades program.

Moderator: Daniel Lee, Fasken

Steven Meurrens
Larlee Rosenberg, Barristers & Solicitors

Stanley Leo
Lowe & Company

Carly Austin
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

Darcy Bromley
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada


3:00 - 3:10pm AFTERNOON BREAK

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Please join us for a discussion on Labour Market Impact Assessments.  Topics to be addressed include policy developments, trends, creative strategies, and compliance from the perspectives of both immigration practitioners and ESDC.

Moderator: Sarah Reid, Crease Harman LLP

Victor Ing
Sas & Ing Immigration Law Centre

Sharon An
PwC Law LLP

Jae-Yeon Lim
Singleton Reynolds LLP


4:25 - 4:30pm Closing Remarks

Cindy Switzer, Immigration Law Section Vice-Chair
Maynard Kischer Stojicevic