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COVID‐19: Current Immigration Policies and Implications of travel restrictions due to the novel coronavirus -(2-CPD)

  • 29 Aug 2020
  • 29 Nov 2020
  • Video CPD


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CPD Hours:   2  (Two)      Approved

Format: Video CPD                      

Presented by: CPD House


The Hon. Justice Rick Libman, Ph.D. (Osgoode) of the Ontario Court of Justice

Mr.Michael Huynh, (Guest Speaker) Director of Professional Conduct, ICCRC
Ms. Leslie Jansson, Specialized Trainer, Instructor and Educator at CCEC
Mr. Muhammad Watto B.A., LL.B.,  Member LSO (P1) 

Name/title of event: 

COVID-19: Current Immigration Policies and Implications of travel restrictions due to the novel coronavirus.

Program date: August 29, 2020

Seminar summary

On March 16, 2020, the Prime Minister announced travel restriction measures that will restrict air travel to Canadians, permanent residents and families of Canadians to protect Canada from the outbreak of COVID-19.

This seminar will cover common questions about the IRCC current policy, restrictions and other impacts; COVID-19 is having on Foreign Workers, Students, Approved Permanent Residents and Refugees.

Seminar presentation  (Mr. M. Watto)

1. COVID-19 – IRCC Global instructions.
2. IRCC Travel restriction measures.
3. Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Program delivery instructions and its Impact on
  • General processing measures
  • Citizenship
  • Temporary residence
  • Permanent residence

4. Program delivery update: COVID-19 –Additional travel restriction measures;
5. How COVID-19 is affecting business at IRCC?
6. Implications of travel restrictions on IRCC clients;
7. Operational status of visa offices outside Canada or in Land operations;
8. Functional status of Courts or IRB Tribunals;
9. Inadmissibility due to COVID-19 or related violations;
10. Will a foreign national be able to remain in Canada if in the country legally?                                                                                                           

Professionalism:  (Joint Presentation by All Educators)  Additional Free Presentation. (Optional for RCICs). Additional Regulatory and Procedural Matter on Practice Management (Professionalism for Paralegals and Lawyers)

Areas to Cover:

Justice Libman’s Presentation:

  • Transiting into virtual practice in the legal services profession
  • The impact of COVID-19 on courts, particularly for criminal and quasi-criminal offences
  • Teaching and being a student in law and paralegal programs during COVID-19

Mr. Michael Huynh, Director of Professional Conduct, ICCRC

• Change in operations at ICCRC owing to COVID-19

• Measures taken by the ICCRC as a regulatory body to support and guide RCICs during COVID-19

• Professional Obligations to protect clients’ interests and to comply with regulatory matters

Ms. Leslie Jansson’s Presentation

  • As a care provider, how do I talk to my children/teens about COVID-19 and its impact?
  • As a front line support worker delivering services remotely, how can I help clients deal with the psychological effects of COVID-19 related isolation?
  • Who are the most vulnerable and at-risk from isolation associated with COVID-19? What supports are available to those who are marginalized, are survivors of domestic abuse, are mentally ill or who find themselves homeless?

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