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The 2020 National Citizenship and Immigration Conference

The Future is Now
Join us in Vancouver for the 2020 NCIC as we celebrate CAPIC's 15th anniversary. This year’s theme is “The Future is Now” – Carpe Diem or Seize the Day. Seize this opportunity to join your colleagues as we discuss crucial immigration issues and matters that impact you, your client and your practice. From artificial intelligence in decision making, to regional and municipal immigration, to new innovations and programs, to changing labour needs, to the explosive numbers in international education, to protecting our most vulnerable, there’s something for everyone at this year’s conference.  Government stakeholders, high level industry speakers and practitioners will lead the way, as they share, discuss and inform.  We’ll bring practical elements and tips but also discuss solutions and strategies on more complex issues. Don’t wait for tomorrow. Seize the day and register now!

Exploring today

  • AI decision making
  • Regional immigration
  • Labour and market needs
  • International education
  • New technology and programs
  • Opportunities for the most vulnerable

Benefits to you

  • Discover the latest trends and information  
  • Learn strategies and insight on more complex matters
  • Grain irreplaceable knowledge for your business and clients
  • Network to expand your base and meet new connections
  • See what your competitors are doing and what might set you apart
  • Benefit from practical tips and new ideas

How to engage

  • Roundtable and panel discussions
  • Case driven scenarios and real case examples
  • Plenary, breakouts and workshops
  • Campfire Sessions and Lightening Talks!
  • Interactive sessions and expanded Q&A

Exploring today

  • AI decision making
  • Regional immigration
  • Labour and market needs
  • International education
  • New technology and programs
  • Opportunities for the most vulnerable

Benefits to you

  • Discover the latest trends and information  
  • Learn strategies and insight on more complex matters
  • Grain irreplaceable knowledge for your business and clients
  • Network to expand your base and meet new connections
  • See what your competitors are doing and what might set you apart
  • Benefit from practical tips and new ideas

How to engage

  • Roundtable and panel discussions
  • Case driven scenarios and real case examples
  • Plenary, breakouts and workshops
  • Campfire Sessions and Lightening Talks!
  • Interactive sessions and expanded Q&A

Topics and themes

Speaker proposals

Are you interested in being a speaker and bringing one of these topics to the podium or perhaps narrowing the theme a bit more? The NCIC brings top level speakers with engaging ideas to the conference room. This year we’ve reserved several podium spots for those who may wish to opt for the national stage and bring innovation to the CAPIC stage and help attendees learn and navigate the often confusing and complex areas of immigration. If you wish to present, we want to hear your ideas. Send your proposal and a short bio to speakerproposalNCIC@capic.ca by May 1, 2020.

Stay tuned for more government speakers to be announced.


Speakers

Thank you to our 2019 speakers. Stay tuned for our 2020 roster

Industry Specialists

Pedro Antunes

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Pedro Antunes
Conference Board of Canada

Lulwa Al Hidiq

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Lulwa Al Hidiq
RCIC / CRIC

Kim Ly

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Kim Ly
RCIC / CRIC

Neerja Bhandari

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Neerja Bhandari
RCIC / CRIC

Rajpal Singh Hothi

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Rajpal Singh Hothi
RCIC / CRIC

Nir Rozenberg

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Nir Rozenberg
RCIC / CRIC

Dory Jade

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Dory Jade
Chief Executive Officer

Vilma Filici

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Vilma Filici
RCIC / CRIC

Peter Veress

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Peter Veress
RCIC / CRIC

Yvonne Myers

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Yvonne Myers
RCIC / CRIC

Sylvia Bendo

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Sylvia Bendo
RCIC / CRIC

Scott Smith

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Scott Smith
RCIC / CRIC

Brandon Miller

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Brandon Miller
RCIC / CRIC

David LeBlanc

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David LeBlanc
RCIC / CRIC

Joe Kenney

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Joe Kenney
RCIC / CRIC

Alexander Ning

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Alexander Ning
RCIC / CRIC

Katina Hunter Sutcliffe

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Katina Hunter Sutcliffe
LL.B

Rupali Gulati

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Rupali Gulati
RCIC / CRIC

Jacques Therrien

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Jacques Therrien
RCIC / CRIC

Mario D. Bellissimo

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Mario D. Bellissimo
LL.B. C.S

Robyn Jones

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Robyn Jones
RCIC / CRIC

Manprit Aujla-Grewal

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Manprit Aujla-Grewal
RCIC / CRIC

Klaudios Mustakas

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Klaudios Mustakas
RCIC / CRIC

Alli Amlani

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Alli Amlani
RCIC / CRIC

Claudia Palacio

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Claudia Palacio
RCIC / CRIC

Lisa De Leon

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Lisa De Leon
RCIC / CRIC

Corazon Ilao

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Corazon Ilao
RCIC /CRIC

Miho Shimizu

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Miho Shimizu
RCIC / CRIC

Christopher Willis

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Christopher Willis
RCIC / CRIC

Anthony Lawley

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Anthony Lawley
RCIC / CRIC

Selin Deravedisyan-Adam

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Selin Deravedisyan-Adam
RCIC / CRIC

Valerie Flat

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Valerie Flat
Industry Specialist RCIC / CRIC

Cheryl Robinson

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Cheryl Robinson
LL.B.

Mark Varnam

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Mark Varnam
RCIC / CRIC

Maria Krajewska

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Maria Krajewska
RCIC / CRIC

John Burke

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John Burke
RCIC / CRIC

Avni Marfatia

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Avni Marfatia
RCIC / CRIC

Chris Daw

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Chris Daw
RCIC / CRIC

Isabella Kowalewski

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Isabella Kowalewski
RCIC / CRIC

Julia Brodyansky

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Julia Brodyansky
RCIC / CRIC

Tiffany Chi

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Tiffany Chi
RCIC / CRIC

The Roundtable (formerly preconference)

Wednesday, November 11, 5:30 to 7 pm

Join us for The Round table as we discuss industry issues and items that may impact your personal practice. You will enjoy a relaxed setting where we share insight on things beyond immigration but still relevant to you. Industry stalwarts will guide us plus we'll hear from younger voices. Don't miss the cocktail reception and early check in. A great way to start your conference off right!

Celebration of Excellence (formerly Gala)

Thursday November 12, 6:30 pm

It’s been 15 years and perhaps it's now time for a fresh take. This year we celebrate you, we celebrate CAPIC and we celebrate our profession! We’ll present the Ivor Cavallaro award, raise a toast, look back, network and then hit the dance floor. Be part of something great!

Travel Discounts

Air Fare Discount

Air Canada discount

Air Canada
To book a flight with your promotion code, access aircanada.com and enter your promotion code in the search panel.

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• The booking is to be made to the following city: Vancouver, YVR (BC)
• The travel period begins Wednesday, November 04, 2020 and ends Friday, November 20, 2020. 
• Travel is valid Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday. 
• No discount will apply to Tango bookings for travel within Canada or between Canada and the U.S. For International travel (destinations outside North America), discounts apply to all fares including Tango.
Hotel Discount

Westin Bayshore discount

Westin Bayshore, 199 CAD per night
Start Date: Saturday, November 7, 2020
End Date: Monday, November 16, 2020
Air Fare Discount

WestJet discount

WestJet
Attendees flying with WestJet can recieve 5% off Econo* and 10% off EconoFlex and Premium fares for travel within Canada and 2% off Econo*, 5% off EconoFlex and 10% off Premium base fares for guests travelling Trans-border into and out of Vancouver, British Columbia. Please visit www.westjet.com/conventions to make a booking online.

Travel from: November 4 – 20, 2020

Coupon code:
*Guest web/Travel Agent web
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Promo code: 
*Travel Agent GDS only
WCC40

Venue

Conference

Bayshore Westin

ADDRESS

1601 Bayshore Dr, Vancouver, BC V6G 2V4
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ADMISSION

Early Bird Rates (March 15 - July 31)

CAPIC Gold Members

$550

CAPIC Members

$595

Non-members

$970


Regular Rates (Aug 1 - Nov 10)

CAPIC Gold Members

$550

CAPIC Members

$780

Non-members

$970


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Things to do in Vancouver

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