8 weeks

This course examines the broad parameters, policy rationales and procedures related to Canada’s immigration enforcement regime. Delivered in two parts--Part I: Inadmissibility and Part II: Detention and Removal--the course dives into the complexities of immigration enforcement to provide students with the knowledge and skills they need to advise and represent their clients. 

Part I: Inadmissibility

Students will engage with the measures adopted by Canada to regulate arrivals at the border, as well as the grounds of inadmissibility that are used both to deny entry and as a basis for removal for conduct that is identified as contrary to the interests of Canadian society. Students will be equipped to successfully represent clients in inadmissibility hearings before the Immigration Division as well as in Minister’s appeals and removal order appeals before the Immigration Appeal Division. Throughout the course, students will learn how and when to invoke the humanitarian and compassionate discretion found in the legislation.

Part II: Detention and Removal

Students will become familiar with the processes that precede deportation, including detailed focus on the preparation of Pre-Removal Risk Assessment (PRRA) applications, and requests for an administrative deferral of removal based on humanitarian considerations and risks of serious harm. Also covered in-depth will be the grounds for arrest and detention, and the representation of clients in detention review hearings before the Immigration Division.
Throughout the course, students will develop the capacity to identify and pursue relevant administrative remedies, including applications for criminal rehabilitation, Ministerial relief and temporary resident permits.

* Course summaries are subject to change.