CBIE Professional Development Series

Workshop: Immigration Advising for International Students and their Spouses and Families

June 18, 2017 | 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm | McMaster University, Hamilton, ON

This workshop will engage participants in a review of existing policies and recent IRCC updates related to the international student program for students and their  dependents. Attendees will have the opportunity to discuss various case studies and share institutional responses through interactive group work. The workshop has been approved for 3 hours of CPD for RCICs and RISIAs.

*Update: This workshop has been approved for 3 CPD hours.*

Workshop Schedule

1:00 pm Introductions and updates
1:15 pm Immigration resources and background legislation overview
2:00 pm Group Activity and debrief
2:45 pm Break
3:00 pm Small group discussion of different case studies
4:00 pm Question and answer
4:20 pm Wrap-up
4:30 pm End of workshop


Justin Kerr is an RCIC and International Student Adviser at Queen’s University.

Who should participate?

Regulated International Student Immigration Advisors (RISIAs) and Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCICs) should take this course as part of continuing professional development (CPD). This course is also open to professionals interested in learning more about Canadian immigration policy as it related to international  student and how real life situations interact with high-level regulators.

 Fee: $295

Fee includes: Half-day workshop, workshop materials and coffee/tea break


  • Registration will be open until June 17; however a minimum number of registrations  must be met by June 10 to ensure the course is offered.
  • The professional development workshop will be held on the margins of the Ontario Regional Meeting, however participants may attend the workshop only.