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

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

Government Speakers


IRCC
Representatives

CBSA
Representatives

IRB
Representatives

ESDC
Representatives

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

Aileen Farrol

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Aileen Farrol
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

Agenda

Registration and Breakfast
07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Opening & Keynote
08:30 AM - 09:00 AM
Trends, Targets and Tomorrow
Session 1
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
The Grand Ballroom
What to expect!
The hard to fit business client
Session 2 A
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
The Grand Ballroom
A look at owner/operator LMIAs, PNP business, trade agreements. Watch for our PNP business chart!

Peter Veress

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Peter Veress
RCIC
Panelist
The Tools of Legal Authority
Session 2 B
10:00 AM - 11:30 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!

IRCC
Representatives
Speaker
Networking Break
11:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Territorial/PNPs
Session 3 A
11:45 AM - 01:15 PM
The Grand Ballroom
A Buffet of Comparative PR Options

Provincial Nominee Programs

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Provincial Nominee Programs
Representatives
Speaker
Procedural Fairness and Refusals
Session 3 B
11:45 AM - 01:15 PM
The Bonavista
Triggers, Options and Strategy

IRCC
Representatives
Panel Chair

Vilma Filici

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Vilma Filici
RCIC
Panelist
Networking Lunch
01:15 PM - 02:25 PM
One Little Lie
Session 4 A
02:25 PM - 03:55 PM
The Grand Ballroom
The Impact of material, immaterial, innocent or intentional Misrep!

IRCC
Representatives
Speaker
Be “tribunal ready”
Session 4 B
02:25 PM - 03:55 PM
The Bonavista
Advocacy, etiquette, rules and a whole lot more

IRB
Representatives
Speaker

CBSA
Representatives
Speaker
Strategic Powershift Session
Session 4 C
02:25 PM - 03:55 PM
Board Room - Advanced
A look at Jurisdictional Authority
Networking Break
03:55 PM - 04:10 PM
Is your client eligible for a TRP? Reasons vs. Risks
Session 5
04:10 PM - 05:10 PM
The Grand Ballroom


IRCC
Representatives
Speaker
Closing Remarks Day 1
05:10 PM - 05:15 PM
Registration and Breakfast
07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
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!

IRCC
Representatives
Speaker
The world of LMIAs
Session 6 B
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
The Bonavista
Employment vs recruitment, trends and stats, or is Global Skills better for your client?

ESDC
Representatives
Speaker

IRCC
Representatives
Speaker

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.

IRCC
Representatives
Speaker

Tiffany Chi

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Tiffany Chi
RCIC
Panelist
The ADR process – Paper vs In Person
Session 7 B
10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
The Bonavista
Be part of our mock hearing!

IRB
Representatives
Speaker

CBSA
Representatives
Speaker

Avni Marfatia

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Avni Marfatia
RCIC
Panelist
Refugee workshop
Session 7 C
10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Board Room (Beginner)
A 101 on Sec 96/97

Vilma Filici

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Vilma Filici
RCIC
Panelist
Assessment of a Complicated Business File
Session 7 D
10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Board Room (Advanced)

Kim Ly

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Kim Ly
RCIC
Panelist

Peter Veress

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Peter Veress
RCIC
Panelist
Networking Lunch
11:45 AM - 01:00 PM
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!

Aileen Farrol

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

Robyn Jones

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Robyn Jones
RCIC
Panelist
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!

Joe Greenholtz

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Joe Greenholtz
RCIC
Panelist
Competence, Complexity and Contracts
Session 9 B
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
The Bonavista
Should you sign that client on? Have you protected yourself and your client?

David LeBlanc

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David LeBlanc
RCIC
Panelist
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!

Roxanne Jessome

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

The Education Partner Symposium

The inaugural Education Partner Symposium will be held in conjunction with this year’s NCIC in Calgary, Alberta. Taking its name from the Education Partner Program (EPP), CAPIC’s ground-breaking initiative to connect RCICs and DLIs for student success, the Symposium will feature topics of common interest to all stakeholders involved, fostering the types of conversations the EPP itself is based on. 

As with its more illustrious counterpart, the Symposium will feature distinguished speakers from the immigration, international education, and government sectors. Its aim is to provide a sharp focus on the Canadian international education sector, one that will generate intensive conversations aimed at improving this facet of your business, and defining where you fit in. 

Below is a sample of the topics to be included in the agenda:

Wednesday, October 10, 12:30 - 3:30 pm

From Student to PR: Building a pathway – Options for students

The Future of Students: What is the current and future policy for students? – A roundtable discussion

Ethical Student Recruiting: Some dos and don’ts – What is your role?

Thursday, October 11, 7:30 - 8:30 am

Avoiding Study Permit Refusals (Morning session): Case scenario-driven session with tips for better preparing your student packages!

*Those registered for the NCIC can attend the morning session (7:30 to 8:30 am) at no cost. All other sessions cost the normal price.

In 2019, the Symposium will develop into an annual, standalone event, covering various cities and provinces across Canada each year, just as the NCIC has for the last 13.

We encourage all RCICs to take part in this indispensable event on the present and future of Canada’s international education sector. For any questions, please contact kunal@capic.ca.

Where

The Westin Calgary

320 4 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 2S6


When

October 10: 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm

October 11: 7:30 am to 8:30 am


Members

$85

Non-members

$170



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Venue

Main Conference

Grand Ballroom, The Westin Calgary

Date & Time: Oct 11-12, 7:30am to 6pm

ADDRESS

320 4th Avenue SW , Calgary, AB, T2P 2S6
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Preconference Session: Purpose, Passion and Profit

Bow Valley Room, The Westin Calgary
Date & Time: Oct 10, 5pm to 7pm (tentative) (Limited to 150 spots)

President’s Gala

Grand Ballroom, The Westin Calgary
Date & Time: Oct 11, 7pm to 12am (tentative), Price: $75 per person

ADMISSION

Includes the pre-conference on October 10 and the 2-day Conference (October 11-12)

CAPIC Members Early Bird (Until July 31st)

$500

CAPIC Gold Members

$438

CAPIC Members Regular Price

$625

Non-CAPIC Members

$880


President's Gala

NCIC Registrant

$75

Guest

$75

Guest

$38


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Travel Discounts

Hotel Discount

The Westin Calgary

320 4th Avenue SW, Calgary, AB, T2P 2S6

Group rate available until September 26, 2018. Traditional Guest Room $169 +Tax

Subject to availability.

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Air Fare Discount

Air Canada

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

Promotion Code:    46NC27Q1

Applicable Rules:

  • 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.

Air Fare Discount

Westjet

WestJet offers 10% off Econo and 15% off Plus base fares* for travel between Calgary, Alberta and anywhere WestJet flies in North America.  To take advantage of this offer, you will need the discount code listed below. If you have questions about how to complete a booking with your discount codes, please check out WestJet's frequently asked questions.

Travel from: October 1 – 22, 2018

Coupon Code: 4IMDRA6
Promo code (for call in reference only): YYC02

Changes/Cancellations:

You can change or cancel reservations-within 24 hours of booking at no charge. Further changes or cancellations can be made up to 2 hours prior to the flight; please note additional fees or charges may apply for each guest depending on fare class booked and difference in fare. Check out WestJet's service fees page for more information.

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