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The 2021 National Citizenship and Immigration Conference

Make your Mark: Evolving Practice and Expanding Opportunities
Make your mark at this year’s NCIC, as we embrace new opportunities and provide you with the knowledge, tools, and resources you need to help your practice evolve. Our hybrid conference offers both in-person and virtual learning and networking opportunities to maximize your possibilities. Whether you are taking part from your home office, couch, or in-person in Vancouver, we’ve got it all for you!

From business and technology boot camps, cross border opportunities and discussion, mock hearings and sessions, practice updates and tips, you will be informed, engaged, and connected.

Value to You

  • Your annual CPD hours in one event
  • Insight and analysis from leading experts
  • Inspired learning and exploration on immigration matters
  • Tracked streams geared to specialization
  • Connections, conversations, and business opportunities

Invest in yourself and your business

Attend sessions delivering key information, updates, and tips in a variety of interactive settings and styles, with plenty of time for Q&A. With leading experts and speakers, government specialists and stakeholder partners, here’s a preview of what you can expect:

Agenda Snapshot

Misrep This: Is One lie “too many”?
Immigration’s Next Steps: What Lays Ahead?
Business Bootcamp. Don’t miss this one!
Criminal Inadmissibility: A Case Study
Stand At Detention: What You Should Know so You Don’t Get “Removed”
Get Your Head in the PNP Game: Opportunities to Gain!
And lots more….

Value to You

  • Your annual CPD hours in one event
  • Insight and analysis from leading experts
  • Inspired learning and exploration on immigration matters
  • Tracked streams geared to specialization
  • Connections, conversations, and business opportunities

Invest in yourself and your business

Attend sessions delivering key information, updates, and tips in a variety of interactive settings and styles, with plenty of time for Q&A. With leading experts and speakers, government specialists and stakeholder partners, here’s a preview of what you can expect:

Agenda Snapshot

Misrep This: Is One lie “too many”?
Immigration’s Next Steps: What Lays Ahead?
Business Bootcamp. Don’t miss this one!
Criminal Inadmissibility: A Case Study
Stand At Detention: What You Should Know so You Don’t Get “Removed”
Get Your Head in the PNP Game: Opportunities to Gain!
And lots more….

Agenda

Registration and breakfast
07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Welcome, opening remarks
08:30 AM - 08:45 AM
Opening Plenary
08:45 AM - 10:00 AM
1 hour 15 mins (Salon ABC) Immigration’s Next Steps in the Real & Virtual World (Subject matter: updates, processing, other)

IRCC Representatives

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IRCC Representatives
IRCC
Panel Chair
Health break
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Session 2A
Session 2A
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
1 hour 15 mins (Salon ABC) BC PNP Updates and A Session on PNP refusals (Subject matter: PNPs, BC PNP, case law)

Neera Agnihotri

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Neera Agnihotri
RCIC / RCIC
Panel Chair
Session 2B
Session 2B
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
1 Hour 15 mins (Salon DE) Foundations of a Business File: Your Essential Resource Framework (Subject matter: business immigration, business matters)
Session 3A
Session 3A
11:35 AM - 12:50 PM
1 hour 15 mins (Salon ABC) Is There a Perfect Spousal Application? Preparing Files and Mitigating Refusals (Subject matter: family class)

Avni Marfatia

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Avni Marfatia
Chair, CAPIC Board of Directors
Panel Chair

Yasmeen Tyyebi

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Yasmeen Tyyebi
RCIC / CRIC
Panel Chair
Session 3B
Session 3B
11:35 AM - 12:45 PM
1 Hour 15 mins (Salon DE) Foundations of a Business File: Your Essential Resource Framework (Subject matter: business immigration, business matters) (tax accountant, business plan writers, marketing/corporate set up, and immigration counsel)

Peter Veress

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Peter Veress
RCIC / CRIC
Panel Chair

Patrick McCarthy

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Patrick McCarthy
Immigrant Investor Program Director, Sherbrooke Street Capital
Panel Chair
Unauthorized Work: Client Options
Session 3C
11:35 AM - 12:45 PM
Virtual session
1 hour 15 mins (Subject matter: inadmissibility, work permits, advocacy)

IRCC Representatives

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IRCC Representatives
IRCC
Panel Chair
Make your Mark; Tips for you, your practice and your files
12:50 PM - 02:00 PM
Virtual Session
Lunch + Learn - 1 hour 10 mins (Subject matter: business)

Aileen Farrol

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Aileen Farrol
RCIC / CRIC
Panel Chair

Tobey Xiang

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Tobey Xiang
RCIC / CRIC
Panel Chair

Anthony Lawley

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Anthony Lawley
RCIC / CRIC
Panel Chair
Lunch
12:50 PM - 02:00 PM
Session 4A
Session 4A
02:00 PM - 03:15 PM
1 hour 15 mins (Salon ABC) The Latest Look at COVID-19 Policy (Subject matter: immigration, processing, COVID-19)

Tiffany Chi

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Tiffany Chi
RCIC / CRIC
Panel Chair

IRCC Representatives

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IRCC Representatives
IRCC
Panel Chair
Session 4B
Session 4B
02:00 PM - 03:15 PM
1 hour 15 mins (Salon DE) Practicing with Compassion: Unique situations, developing interview techniques and understanding (Subject matter: interview, vulnerable, cultural sensitivity)
Networking Break
03:15 PM - 03:30 PM
Session 5
Session 5
03:35 PM - 04:45 PM
Day 1 Closing Plenary – 1 hour 10 mins (Salon ABC) Students 2021 and Beyond (Subject matter: study permits)

Will Tao

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Will Tao
Lawyer
Panel Chair
Breakfast
07:30 AM - 08:50 AM
Welcome Day 2
08:50 AM - 09:00 AM
Day 2 Opening Plenary
Session 6
09:00 AM - 12:00 AM
1 hour 15 mins (Salon ABC) IRB today and the future including a “virtual outlook” (Subject matter: communication, process, updates, other)

IRB
Representatives / Représentants
Panel Chair
Health Break
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM
Misrep This: Intention, Material and Possible Solutions
Session 7A
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
1 hour 15 mins (Salon ABC) (Subject matter: inadmissibility)

Katina Hunter Sutcliffe

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Katina Hunter Sutcliffe
LL.B
Panel Chair
Dissecting Medical Inadmissibility: Where to Begin?
Session 7B
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
1 hour 15 mins (Salon DE) (Subject matter: inadmissibility, case law)
Inland Refugees 2021
Session 7C
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Virtual session
1 hour 15 mins (Subject matter: refugee)

Alexander Ning

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Alexander Ning
RCIC / CRIC
Panel Chair

IRB
Representatives / Représentants
Panel Chair
Criminal Inadmissibility: A Case Study
11:45 AM - 01:00 PM
Virtual session
Lunch + Learn - 1 hour 10 mins (Subject matter: inadmissibility, case law)
Lunch
11:45 AM - 01:00 PM
Your File: A Behind the Scenes Road Map from Upload to Visa
Session 8A
01:00 PM - 02:15 PM
1 hour 15 mins (Salon ABC) (Subject matter: immigration, processing, other)

Lulwa Al Hidiq

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Lulwa Al Hidiq
CAPIC Treasurer
Panel Chair

IRCC Representatives

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IRCC Representatives
IRCC
Panel Chair
Detained and Removed: An Action Plan
Session 8B
01:00 PM - 02:15 PM
1 hour 15 mins (Salon DE) (Subject matter: detention)

IRB
Representatives / Représentants
Panel Chair
Networking Break
02:00 PM - 02:15 PM
Business Bootcamp: Tips to Refresh Your Practice
Session 9B
02:10 PM - 03:15 PM
1 hour (Salon DE) (Subject matter: business matters)

Brooke Finlay

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Brooke Finlay
RCIC / CRIC
Panel Chair

Marty Baram

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Marty Baram
RCIC / CRIC
Panel Chair
The New College Act and Your Practice: Impact and Key Elements
Session 9A
02:15 PM - 03:15 PM
1 hour (Salon ABC) (Subject matter: Ethics, Professionalism, Code of Conduct, Business Matters)

Dory Jade

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Dory Jade
Chief Executive Officer, CAPIC
Panel Chair
The State of LMIAs
Closing Plenary Session 10
03:20 PM - 04:30 PM
Closing Plenary Session 10 – 1 hour 10 mins (Salon ABC) (Subject matter: LMIAs, temporary foreign workers)

Kim Ly

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Kim Ly
RCIC / CRIC
Panel Chair
Thank you and closing remarks
04:30 PM - 04:35 PM

Speakers

Keynote Speaker

Lulwa Al Hidiq

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Lulwa Al Hidiq
CAPIC Treasurer

Peter Veress

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Peter Veress
RCIC / CRIC

Vilma Filici

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Vilma Filici
RCIC / CRIC

Kim Ly

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Kim Ly
RCIC / CRIC

Neerja Bhandari

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Neerja Bhandari
RCIC / CRIC

Avni Marfatia

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Avni Marfatia
Chair, CAPIC Board of Directors

Rupali Gulati

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Rupali Gulati
RCIC / CRIC

Yasmeen Tyyebi

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Yasmeen Tyyebi
RCIC / CRIC

Marty Baram

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Marty Baram
RCIC / CRIC

Cobus Kriek

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Cobus Kriek
RCIC / CRIC

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)

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Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)

ADMISSION

VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

Early Bird (May 1 to Jul 31, 2021)

$350

Regular

$425

Regular Non-members

$675

Gold Members

$295


IN-PERSON

Early Bird

$590

Regular

$720

Regular Non-members

$890

Gold Members

$495


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Travel Discounts

Air Fare Discount

Air Canada

Conference attendees can book through Air Canada to receive a special, discounted rate. Please use promo code HP37U341 when booking.

The following terms and conditions apply to this offer:

  • To qualify for the Meeting and Conventions special fares a minimum of 10 delegates is required travelling from various origins to the same destination within Air Canada’s extensive North American and international network. customers will benefit from an instant online registration and enjoy a ten per cent discount on eligible fares.
  • The booking is to be made to the following city: Vancouver, YVR (BC)
  • The travel period begins Wednesday, October 20, 2021 and ends Friday, November 05, 2021.
  • Travel is valid Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday.
  • No discount will apply to Standard 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 Standard.

https://www.aircanada.com

Air Fare Discount

West Jet

Conference attendees can book through West Jet to receive these discounts:

  • 5% off Econo* and 10% off EconoFlex and Premium fares for travel within Canada
  • 2% off Econo*, 5% off EconoFlex and 10% off Premium base fares for guests travelling Trans-border

Please use the code G38DE68 to book flights. The following terms and conditions apply to this offer:

  • The booking is to be made to the following city: YVR – Vancouver, BC
  • The travel period begins: 20 October – 5 November, 2021
  • No discount will apply to Basic or Business class bookings.

https://www.westjet.com/conventions

Hotel Discount

Stay at the Westin Bayshore Vancouver

Exclusive room rates are available to in-person attendees at the Westin Bayshore Vancouver.

1601 Bayshore Drive Vancouver, BC V6G 2V4, Canada

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Disclaimers

CAPIC reserves the right to change all agenda items, topics, speakers, and sessions without notice and at its sole discretion.

All in-person attendees are required to follow local health regulations. Health regulations are subject to change; in-person attendees are responsible for consulting the relevant government authorities for the most up-to-date information and health regulations.

In-person conference components are subject to change due to municipal, provincial, and federal health regulations as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. In the event that the in-person components of NCIC 2021 are impacted or cancelled due to changes in government health regulations, CAPIC reserves the right to present NCIC 2021 in its entirety in a virtual mode. In such an event, those who have registered for in-person will be switched to virtual attendance and be refunded the difference in price.

The BC plan recommended guidelines:


BC Proof of Vaccination Requirement

The BC government has announced new health regulations that affect a number of activities in the province. Beginning September 13, 2021, BC will require proof of vaccination for certain activities; this includes conferences such as NCIC 2021. For the full list of activities requiring vaccination, please click here [Proof of vaccination - Province of British Columbia (gov.bc.ca)].

This requirement applies to the following groups:

As stated in the NCIC 2021 Terms and Conditions, attendees are required to follow all government health regulations. As a of October 24, 2021, the province requires those participating in conferences to be fully vaccinated. As such, NCIC 2021 in-person attendees are required to present proof of full vaccination to attend the conference. Proof of vaccination can be uploaded to CAPIC Connect or provided on-site. Attendees may be required to provide proof of vaccination throughout the conference or to access certain venues.

Details of BC’s vaccination program and vaccine card can be found here [Proof of vaccination - Province of British Columbia (gov.bc.ca)].

Canadian visitors to BC must provide the following:

International visitors must provide the following:

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