Gaps in full-time enrollment: Advising on implications, supporting applications, and managing expectations
May 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDTCost: Members: $110 | Non-Members: $135 Register
This webinar has been submitted to ICCRC for 1.5 hours of CPD.
International students may lose their full-time enrollment status during their studies for a multitude of reasons – and with recent policy updates from IRCC, students are increasingly finding that decisions made early in their academic careers can have lasting consequences when it comes to their immigration status and options. As Advisors, it is critical to help our students understand the potential immigration impacts of these situations (both immediate and long-term), and to support them in making informed decisions as well as addressing potential deficiencies in applications to IRCC. This webinar will explore common scenarios and discuss best practices to help students navigate challenges before and after taking a gap in full-time studies.
Upon completion of this webinar, participants should be able to:
- Understand and explain the potential impacts of studying part time or taking time off from studies, with respect to: study permit conditions, on-/off-campus work eligibility, and post-graduation work permit eligibility
- Support students in compiling supporting documents to accompany their application for a study permit extension or a post-graduation work permit, in scenarios where gaps in full-time enrollment exist
- Articulate options in cases where a student’s application is refused due to enrollment history
International Student Advisor, Immigration Specialist (RCIC)
Simon Fraser University
International International Student Advisor (RCIC)
University of British Columbia
Williams is an International Student Advisor (ISA) and Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC) at the University of British Columbia (UBC). Shanda started her journey in Canada as an international student in 2003 and after completing her undergraduate degree, started working as a library supervisor with Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland. She soon found her passion was more aligned with providing transitional support to international students, creating opportunities for students to share their unique cultures and ensuring that students had up-to-date immigration support. After 13 years of studying, working and living in Corner Brook, Newfoundland, Shanda moved to UBC in 2017 and joined the International Student Development team supporting over 15,000 international students.