6 weeks 

This course engages students in the specific requirements, eligibility criteria, and procedures associated with family class immigration and the family sponsorship regime. 

Students will develop an understanding of the two sponsorship programs: the outside Canada (under the Family Class) and the inside Canada (under the Spouse or Common-Law Partner or Conjugal Partner in Canada Class) programs. “Relationships of convenience”, a common basis for rejecting sponsorships, will be considered, along with the specific rules for sponsoring adopted children, parents and grandparents. Students will also learn the rules, policies and procedures in relation to sponsorship appeals before the Immigration Appeal Division of the Immigration and Refugee Board.

* Course summaries are subject to change.