Academic Calendar 2022-2023

Immigration and Citizenship Law (ICL)

ICL 810  Foundations of Canadian Immigration Law  Units: 3.00  

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. (3.0 credit units)
PREREQUISITE NOTE: ICL 810 is a prerequisite for all other ICL courses.

Offering Faculty: Faculty of Law  
ICL 820  Ethics and Professional Responsibility  Units: 1.50  

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. (1.5 credit units)
PREREQUISITE: ICL 810
PREREQUISITE NOTE: ICL 820 is a prerequisite or co-requisite for all courses except ICL 810.

Offering Faculty: Faculty of Law  
ICL 830  Temporary Entry  Units: 1.50  

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. (1.5 credit units)
PREREQUISITE: ICL 810
PREREQUISITE or CO-REQUISITE: ICL 820

Offering Faculty: Faculty of Law  
ICL 840  Economic Immigration  Units: 1.50  

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. (1.5 credit units)
PREREQUISITE: ICL 810
PREREQUISITE or CO-REQUISITE: ICL 820

Offering Faculty: Faculty of Law  
ICL 850  Family Class Immigration  Units: 1.50  

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. (1.5 credit units)
PREREQUISITE: ICL 810
PREREQUISITE or CO-REQUISITE: ICL 820

Offering Faculty: Faculty of Law  
ICL 860  Refugee Protection & Trauma-Informed Client Service  Units: 2.00  

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. (2.0 credit units)
PREREQUISITE: ICL 810
PREREQUISITE or CO-REQUISITE: ICL 820

Offering Faculty: Faculty of Law  
ICL 870  Enforcement: Inadmissibility, Detention and Removal  Units: 2.00  

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. (2.0 credit units)
PREREQUISITE: ICL 810
PREREQUISITE or CO-REQUISITE: ICL 820

Offering Faculty: Faculty of Law  
ICL 880  Citizenship  Units: 1.00  

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. (1.0 credit units)
PREREQUISITE: ICL 810
PREREQUISITE or CO-REQUISITE: ICL 820

Offering Faculty: Faculty of Law  
ICL 890  Immigration Practice Management  Units: 3.00  

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. (3.0 credit units)
PREREQUISITE: ICL 810
PREREQUISITE or CO-REQUISITE: ICL 820

Offering Faculty: Faculty of Law