Academic Calendar 2021-2022

Immigration and Citizenship Law (ICL)

Course credit units are as shown in each course description.  

ICL 810 Foundations of Canadian Immigration Law
This course sets the stage for learning about Canadian immigration law and practice. The key building blocks of Canada’s immigration framework will be examined focusing on the laws, case law, policies, and procedures associated with the various types of immigration status and stream. Skills Bootcamp 1 introduces the basics of legal research & writing as well as information literacy. Term 1; 6 weeks intensive (3.0 credit units)

ICL 820 Ethics and Professional Responsibility
Think critically about issues in legal ethics, the values of professionalism and public justice. This course reviews the Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant’s Code of Professional Ethics, the permitted scope of practice, and explores how to effectively represent clients while fulfilling ethical obligations. Term 1; 6 weeks intensive  (1.5 credit units)
PREREQUISITE OR COREQUISITE: ICL 810

ICL 830 Temporary Entry
This course provides an overview of the requirements for foreign nationals seeking admission to Canada temporarily, whether as visitors, workers or students. Various types of visitors’ visas, super visas, study permits, and work permits will be examined. Term 1; 6 weeks (1.5 credit units)
PREREQUISITE OR COREQUISITE: ICL 810

ICL 840 Economic Immigration 
This course provides an in-depth examination of the regime for economic-class permanent resident visa applicants. The course begins with express entry and the comprehensive ranking system, followed by an overview of the classes to which this system applies, such as the federal skilled worker class. The course then moves on to consider the classes that are not part of the express entry system. Term 1; 6 weeks (1.5 credit units)
PREREQUISITE OR COREQUISITE: ICL 810

ICL 850 Family Class Immigration
This course engages students in the specific requirements, eligibility criteria, and procedures associated with family class immigration and the family sponsorship regime. Develop an understanding of the two sponsorship programs: the outside Canada and the inside Canada programs. Term 2; 6 weeks (1.5 credit units)
PREREQUISITE OR COREQUISITE: ICL 810

ICL 860 Refugee Protection & Trauma-Informed Client Service
This course examines the legal framework for Canada’s refugee protection programs, including statutory eligibility provisions and the inclusion and exclusion elements of the refugee definition and related case law. Students will engage with the rules, policies and procedures of both the Refugee Protection Division and the Refugee Appeal Division of the Immigration and Refugee Board. Term 2; 8 weeks (2.0 credit units)
PREREQUISITE OR COREQUISITE: ICL 810

ICL 870 Enforcement–Inadmissibility, Detention and Removal
This course examines the broad parameters and policy rationales for Canada’s immigration enforcement regime. Divided into two parts--Part I: Inadmissibility and Part II: Detention and Removal--the course addresses these complex areas of immigration enforcement with the aim of ensuring students acquire the knowledge and skills they need to advise and represent their clients. Term 2; 8 weeks  (2.0 credit units)
PREREQUISITE OR COREQUISITE: ICL 810

ICL 880 Citizenship
This course examines the legal framework underpinning Canadian citizenship, including the Citizenship Act and Regulations and related policy documents. The rules and related procedures for the acquisition of citizenship, naturalization, revocation, and renunciation, as well as the complications that commonly arise in relation to multiple nationalities, will be examined in depth. Term 2; 4 weeks  (1.0 credit units)
PREREQUISITE OR COREQUISITE: ICL 810

ICL 890 Immigration Practice Management
This course will equip students with the practical skills and resources needed to operate an immigration consulting practice, whether setting up and managing an immigration consulting business or incorporating these skills into an existing workplace. Skills Bootcamp II is embedded as an extended capstone module. Term 2; 12 weeks  (3.0 credit units)
PREREQUISITE OR COREQUISITE: ICL 810