Breakthrough to Excellence...

This year’s National Citizenship and Immigration Conference wants to break with tradition to create new avenues of learning. Here’s our plan to make it happen.

New back-to back, complimentary sessions will cover more ground than ever before, while comprehensive boardroom discussions will add a new dimension to conventional conferencing.
Extended sessions and interactive talks will arm you with the knowledge and confidence needed to conquer the toughest immigration dilemmas.
A conference-wide emphasis on sharpening your business skills will inject some savvy into your CPD hours.
Top speakers from industry and government, including IRCC, CBSA, ESDC, IRB, and PNPs will lead the way, clarifying trends and updates to programs using case-driven scenarios.
Along the way, you’ll meet new and old colleagues, forge alliances, and profit from business opportunities you never saw coming.
Lengthy Q and A periods will ensure there’s plenty of time for the issues that matter most to you.

Below are just some of the ways our conference will cater to you:

  • Choose sessions that are right for you, from beginner to advanced topics and everything in between
  • Have your questions answered with interactive case scenarios at Q and A sessions by only the most qualified panelists
  • Sharpen your business acumen by attending sessions on strategies and skills
  • Meet industry leaders and government specialists
  • Gain a competitive edge by attending our trade show
  • Obtain all your mandatory CPD hours for the year in only two days!
  • Don’t miss our pre-conference session, “Purpose, Passion, and Profit”
*Check out our detailed agenda here.

Join us in Calgary this October, and help us set a new high in immigration and citizenship education.

October 11-12, 2018

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CAPIC asks

What Brings You to the NCIC?

The National Citizenship & Immigration Conference leaves a lasting impact on those who attend. An eclectic agenda and expert analysis translate into pioneering solutions and a broader perspective. This is the front line of immigration, citizenship, and refugee law.

Speakers

Keynote Speaker

The Honourable Matt DeCourcey

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The Honourable Matt DeCourcey
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship

Naheed Nenshi

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Naheed Nenshi
Calgary Mayor

Government Speakers


IRCC
Representatives / Représentants

Bruce Scoffield

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Bruce Scoffield
Director General, Immigration Program Guidance Branch, IRCC

Philip Somogyvari

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Philip Somogyvari
Senior Director, Strategic Policy and Planning Branch, IRCC

Oscar Jacobs

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Oscar Jacobs
Director, Strategic Planning and Delivery, International Network, IRCC

Barbara Stephens

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Barbara Stephens
Assistant Director, Immigration Program Guidance, IRCC

Tracy Burtt

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Tracy Burtt
Assistant Director, Immigration Program Guidance, IRCC

Kristy Cook

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Kristy Cook
A/Assistant Citizenship and Passport Program Guidance, IRCC

Sarah Finall

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Sarah Finall
Outreach Officer, Domestic Network, IRCC

Candice Juby

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Candice Juby
Immigration Officer, IRCC

Joyce Adubofuor

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Joyce Adubofuor
IRCC

ESDC
Representatives / Représentants

Mona Nandy

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Mona Nandy
Acting Executive Director, Temporary Foreign Worker, ESDC

CBSA
Representatives / Représentants

Michael Scott

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Michael Scott
Manager, Regional Programs, CBSA

IRB
Representatives / Représentants

Greg Kipling

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Greg Kipling
Director General, Policy, Planning and Corporate Affairs Branch, IRB

Timothy Morin

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Timothy Morin
General Counsel and Manager, Legal Services – Western Region, IRB

Kashi Mattu

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Kashi Mattu
Immigration Appeal Division, Western Region

Brad Trefan

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Brad Trefan
Managing Director, AINP

Industry Specialists

Vilma Filici

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Vilma Filici
RCIC

Kim Ly

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Kim Ly
RCIC

Tiffany Chi

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Tiffany Chi
RCIC

Peter Veress

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Peter Veress
RCIC

Robyn Jones

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Robyn Jones
RCIC

Roxanne Jessome

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Roxanne Jessome
RCIC

David LeBlanc

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David LeBlanc
RCIC

Avni Marfatia

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Avni Marfatia
RCIC

Joe Greenholtz

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Joe Greenholtz
RCIC

Rupali Gulati

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Rupali Gulati
RCIC

Marty Baram

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Marty Baram
RCIC

Klaudios Mustakas

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Klaudios Mustakas
RCIC

Maria Krajewska

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Maria Krajewska
RCIC

Lulwa Al Hidiq

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Lulwa Al Hidiq
RCIC

Selin Deravedisyan-Adam

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Selin Deravedisyan-Adam
RCIC

Manprit Aujla-Grewal

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Manprit Aujla-Grewal
RCIC

Tanya Box

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Tanya Box
RCIC

Richard Kurland

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Richard Kurland
Immigration Lawyer

Alexander Ning

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Alexander Ning
RCIC

Jean Toews

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Jean Toews
RCIC

Katina Sutcliffe

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Katina Sutcliffe
Lawyer

Paul Villeneuve

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Paul Villeneuve
RCIC

Gaby Najar

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Gaby Najar
RCIC

Phil Mooney

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Phil Mooney
RCIC

Rajpal Hothi

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Rajpal Hothi
RCIC

Spencer Isaac

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Spencer Isaac
RCIC

Stephen Lockyer

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Stephen Lockyer
Confederation Capital

Neera Agnihotri

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Neera Agnihotri
RCIC

Nir Rozenberg

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Nir Rozenberg
RCIC

Stanley Leo

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Stanley Leo
Lawyer

Kay Adebogun

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Kay Adebogun
RCIC

Education Partner Symposium Speakers

Peter Christensen

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Peter Christensen
Assistant Director, Permanent Resident Program Delivery Division, IRCC

Oscar Jacobs

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Oscar Jacobs
Director, Strategic Planning and Delivery, International Network, IRCC

Kunal Thakur

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Kunal Thakur
RCIC

Susan Melnichuk

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Susan Melnichuk
RCIC

Brandon Miller

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Brandon Miller
RCIC

Scott Smith

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Scott Smith
RCIC

Neerja Bhandari

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Neerja Bhandari
RCIC

Derek Lemieux

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Derek Lemieux
DLI Representative

Deepak Kohli

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Deepak Kohli
RCIC

Rupali Gulati

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Rupali Gulati
RCIC

Agenda

Pre-Conference Panel
Pre-conference
06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
The Bonavista/Eau Claire
Purpose, Passion and Profit *Pre-registration required.
Cocktail Reception
Reception
07:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Bonavista Foyer
Registration and Breakfast
07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Grand Foyer
Opening and Keynote
08:30 AM - 09:00 AM
The Grand Ballroom

Naheed Nenshi

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Naheed Nenshi
Calgary Mayor
Speaker
Trends, Targets, and Tomorrow
Session 1
09:00 AM - 10:15 AM
The Grand Ballroom
What to expect!

Greg Kipling

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Greg Kipling
Director General, Policy, Planning and Corporate Affairs Branch, IRB
Speaker

Mona Nandy

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Mona Nandy
Acting Executive Director, Temporary Foreign Worker, ESDC
Speaker

Michael Scott

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Michael Scott
Manager, Regional Programs, CBSA
Speaker

Bruce Scoffield

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Bruce Scoffield
Director General, Immigration Program Guidance Branch, IRCC
Speaker

Philip Somogyvari

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Philip Somogyvari
Senior Director, Strategic Policy and Planning Branch, IRCC
Speaker

Richard Kurland

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Richard Kurland
Immigration Lawyer
Panelist

Peter Veress

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Peter Veress
RCIC
Panelist
The hard to fit business client
Session 2 A
10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
The Grand Ballroom
A look at owner/operator LMIAs, PNP business, trade agreements. Watch for our PNP business chart!

Phil Mooney

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Phil Mooney
RCIC
Speaker

Peter Veress

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Peter Veress
RCIC
Speaker
The Tools of Legal Authority
Session 2 B
10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
The Bonavista
Using the Act, Regs and delegated instruments to empower your files! Case Law, Research Tips, and the top 3 cases you should know!

Tracy Burtt

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Tracy Burtt
Assistant Director, Immigration Program Guidance, IRCC
Speaker

Katina Sutcliffe

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Katina Sutcliffe
Lawyer
Panelist
Networking Break
11:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Territorial/PNPs
Session 3 A
12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
The Grand Ballroom
A Buffet of Comparative PR Options

Brad Trefan

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Brad Trefan
Managing Director, AINP
Speaker

Stephen Lockyer

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Stephen Lockyer
Confederation Capital
Speaker

Manprit Aujla-Grewal

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Manprit Aujla-Grewal
RCIC
Panelist

Paul Villeneuve

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Paul Villeneuve
RCIC
Panelist

Kay Adebogun

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Kay Adebogun
RCIC
Panelist
Procedural Fairness and Refusals
Session 3 B
12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
The Bonavista
Procedural Fairness and Refusals

Oscar Jacobs

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Oscar Jacobs
Director, Strategic Planning and Delivery, International Network, IRCC
Speaker

Candice Juby

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Candice Juby
Immigration Officer, IRCC
Speaker

Rupali Gulati

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Rupali Gulati
RCIC
Panelist
Networking Lunch
01:30 PM - 02:40 PM
Grand Foyer

The Honourable Matt DeCourcey

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The Honourable Matt DeCourcey
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship
Speaker
One Little Lie
Session 4 A
02:40 PM - 04:10 PM
The Grand Ballroom
The Impact of material, immaterial, innocent or intentional Misrep!

Kristy Cook

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Kristy Cook
A/Assistant Citizenship and Passport Program Guidance, IRCC
Speaker

Candice Juby

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Candice Juby
Immigration Officer, IRCC
Speaker

Klaudios Mustakas

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Klaudios Mustakas
RCIC
Panelist

Nir Rozenberg

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Nir Rozenberg
RCIC
Panelist
Be “tribunal ready”
Session 4 B
02:40 PM - 04:10 PM
The Bonavista
Advocacy, etiquette, rules and a whole lot more

Timothy Morin

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Timothy Morin
General Counsel and Manager, Legal Services – Western Region, IRB
Speaker

Donald Igbokwe

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Donald Igbokwe
BA (Hons), MA, CIP, RCIC
Panelist

Maria Krajewska

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Maria Krajewska
RCIC
Panelist
Networking Break
04:10 PM - 04:25 PM
Is your client eligible for a TRP?
Session 5
04:25 PM - 05:25 PM
The Grand Ballroom
Reasons vs. Risks

Roxanne Jessome

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Roxanne Jessome
RCIC
Speaker
Closing Remarks Day 1
05:25 PM - 05:30 PM
The Grand Ballroom
President's Gala
Gala
06:45 PM - 11:55 PM
The Grand Ballroom
*Ticket Required
Registration and Breakfast
07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Grand Foyer
The “Unusual Family Class client”
Session 6 A
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
The Grand Ballroom
Alone, undeclared, or maybe conjugal! R117 re-visited. Real case scenarios!

Barbara Stephens

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Barbara Stephens
Assistant Director, Immigration Program Guidance, IRCC
Speaker

Neera Agnihotri

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Neera Agnihotri
RCIC
Panelist

Marty Baram

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Marty Baram
RCIC
Panelist

Gaby Najar

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Gaby Najar
RCIC
Panelist
To LMIA or not LMIA - That is the Question!
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
The Bonavista
Employment vs recruitment, trends and stats, or is Global Skills better for your client?

Sarah Finall

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Sarah Finall
Outreach Officer, Domestic Network, IRCC
Speaker

Stanley Leo

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Stanley Leo
Lawyer
Panelist

Kim Ly

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Kim Ly
RCIC
Panelist
Networking Break
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Temporarily Yours
Session 7 A
10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
The Grand Ballroom
What factors impact all temporary residence files? Strategy to deal with those elements.

Lulwa Al Hidiq

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Lulwa Al Hidiq
RCIC
Speaker

Selin Deravedisyan-Adam

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Selin Deravedisyan-Adam
RCIC
Speaker
The ADR process
Session 7 B
10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
The Bonavista
Paper vs In Person – Be part of our mock hearing!

Kashi Mattu

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Kashi Mattu
Immigration Appeal Division, Western Region
Speaker

Rajpal Hothi

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Rajpal Hothi
RCIC
Panelist

Avni Marfatia

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Avni Marfatia
RCIC
Panelist
Refugee workshop
10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Lougheed - Beginner
A 101 on Sec 96/97

Timothy Morin

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Timothy Morin
General Counsel and Manager, Legal Services – Western Region, IRB
Speaker

Spencer Isaac

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Spencer Isaac
RCIC
Panelist

Alexander Ning

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Alexander Ning
RCIC
Panelist
Assessment of a Complicated Business File
10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Greenfield - Advanced

Kim Ly

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Kim Ly
RCIC
Speaker

Peter Veress

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Peter Veress
RCIC
Speaker
Networking Lunch
11:45 AM - 01:00 PM
Grand Foyer
Assessment Skills
Session 8 A
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
The Grand Ballroom
Must have questions that you never thought to ask your clients plus well talk eligibility vs selection! An interactive session!

Tiffany Chi

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Tiffany Chi
RCIC
Speaker

Jean Toews

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Jean Toews
RCIC
Speaker
Tricky and complicated files!
Session 8 B
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
The Bonavista
Case scenario driven with a panel of experts.

Paula Cardoso

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Paula Cardoso
RCIC
Speaker

Robyn Jones

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Robyn Jones
RCIC
Speaker
Writing a Winning Submission
Session 9 A
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
The Grand Ballroom
Building your case, advocating well, inserting the law and signing off!

Tanya Box

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Tanya Box
RCIC
Speaker

Joe Greenholtz

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Joe Greenholtz
RCIC
Speaker
Swimming with Sharks
Session 9 B
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
The Bonavista
Contracts, Competence and Due Diligence for Surviving Smart Clients and Smarter Agents

David LeBlanc

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David LeBlanc
RCIC
Speaker
Networking Break
03:00 PM - 03:15 PM
Will we ever see 400 in Express Entry?
Session 10
03:15 PM - 04:30 PM
The Grand Ballroom
Updates and trends in the economic programs. Technical tips and pointers for your toolbelt!

Tracy Burtt

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Tracy Burtt
Assistant Director, Immigration Program Guidance, IRCC
Speaker

Tiffany Chi

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Tiffany Chi
RCIC
Panelist

Roxanne Jessome

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Roxanne Jessome
RCIC
Panelist
See you next year!
04:30 PM - 04:35 PM
The Grand Ballroom