The year’s theme at CAPIC’s 13th annual National Citizenship & Immigration Conference is “Breakthrough to Excellence.” With a dynamic learning environment, innovative and bold breakout sessions, and interactive discussions, conference-goers are sure to gain knowledge and confidence in developing strategies and solutions to solving immigration dilemmas. While CPD knowledge remains paramount, business skills and learning will also be focal points. Top speakers from industry and government (IRCC, CBSA, ESDC, IRB, PNPs) will lead the sessions, with an emphasis on trends, changes, and updates to various programs. Industry speakers are challenged to bring their best tips and practical advice, and extra-long Q and A sessions are added to ensure there is plenty of discussion. Meeting colleagues, forging new alliances, and exploring business opportunities is guaranteed, and what better place than in Calgary, at the Westin Convention Centre.
Come join us as we strive for excellence together!
October 11-12, 2018
Our detailed agenda is being developed, but for now, here are a range of the topics!
Can we trade up? An overview of some of the new trade agreements and how they impact you and your clients! CETA, TPP, or even perhaps a new “NAFTA”!
Is there really a perfect submission? Do you even need one? Do’s, don’ts, and contrasting opinions!
The hard-to-fit client with great business skills – We’ll delve into some business programs that might just fit that client! We’ll throw in some PNP business stream comparison too!
The impact of misrep, from citizenship to permanent residency revocation to lengthy bans – A serious look at a serious topic.
An economic look forward and back – Where will Express Entry take us? Will we ever see 400?
Is this fair? A look at “procedural fairness” and strategy in responding.
Refused! Do you reapply, rebut, or reconsider or review (judicial) – Too many options and so little time! Watch for this panel discussion!
Temporally yours – A look at temporary status applications and tips for your “packages.”
LMIAs – Trends and options and suggested strategies in working with ESDC and your client. A huge topic!
A deep dive into appeals and a focus on the important role of counsel.
Separated by country and/or law – Conjugal sponsorships.
The Quebec Program – an overview in English!! You asked, we answered!
The Act, the Regs, and the Law – and the application of it!
The importance of case law and legal research plus the 5 most important cases you should know.
We do reserve the right to add, delete, tweak, amend, or further develop these topics but this is what your NCIC Committee has come up with! There is lots more to come!
We will add in some business skills sessions and after that you should leave NCIC #13 with a “Breakthrough to Excellence”! What are you waiting for! Register now!
Find out the latest changes, updates, and trends on a variety of immigration programs
Gain knowledge and information for these same programs and profit from new learning opportunities
Sharpen your business acumen by attending our skills and strategies session
Network with new and old colleagues and forge business alliances
Mix and mingle with industry leaders and government specialists
Attend our trade show and take advantage of some the specials offered. Gain a competitive edge!
Opportunity to obtain all your CPD hours for the year in 2 days
Don’t miss our pre-conference session – “Purpose, Passion and Profit” – and listen in as our panel focusses on these three angles of business. A can’t-miss session!
Group rate available until September 26, 2018. Subject to availability.
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•The booking is to be made to the following city: Calgary, YYC (AB) •The travel period begins Monday, October 01, 2018 and ends Monday, October 22, 2018. •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. •However, all bookings made using the promotion code will count toward the minimum 10 passenger requirement for Meetings and Conventions events.
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Travel from: October 1 – 22, 2018
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