CANCELLED: Immigration Clinics for Postdoctoral Fellows - March 2020

Date & Time

Tuesday, 24 March 2020 - 3:30pm to 6:00pm

Location

Housing and Relocation Services Office, 3313 Shrum Lane, Wesbrook Village

Organizer

Postdoctoral Fellows Office and Housing and Relocation Services Office

 

 

UPDATE MARCH 16, 2020: Due to the emerging novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, this session has been CANCELLED.

The PDFO, in collaboration with the Housing and Relocation Services Office, will be offering immigration clinics for Postdoctoral Fellows. These clinics will focus on specific questions related to Permanent Residence applications. Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCICs) Danielle Samuels, Vivian Becker, and Kelvin Wu will be meeting with postdocs in one-on-one consultations to answer any questions you may have. Your spouse and children are welcome to join in the one-on-one meetings.

REGULATED CANADIAN IMMIGRATION CONSULTANTS (RCICs)

Danielle Samuels

Danielle Samuels

RCIC, Commissioner for Taking Affidavits

Danielle Samuels is the Relocation Manager for UBC. She manages immigration for all the relocating faculty and current staff members at UBC. She has over 7 years immigration experience in both the UK and Canada.

Vivian Becker

Vivian Becker

RCIC, Commissioner for Taking Affidavits

Vivian Becker is the Senior Immigration Program Advisor for UBC. She advises Faculty and Staff on matters regarding temporary residence (work permits, study permits, visitor records, temporary residents visas); permanent residence (economic class, family class, provincial and federal applications) and provides guidance on refusal decisions, requests for reconsiderations and restoration of status applications. She has over 8 years of immigration advising experience.

Kelvin Wu

Kelvin Wu

RCIC

Kelvin Wu is an Immigration Program Advisor for UBC. He advises Faculty and Staff on matters regarding temporary residence (work permits, study permits, visitor records, temporary residents visas); permanent residence (economic class, family class, provincial and federal applications) and provides guidance on refusal decisions, requests for reconsiderations and restoration of status applications. He has over 7 years of immigration experience working for the provincial and the federal government.

CLINIC ELIGIBILITY

Permanent Residence Questions:

For any consultations regarding a permanent residence application under an Economic Immigration Program via Express Entry, please find a general information sheet for your reference here. The first steps involved are taking a language test and getting an Education Credential Assessment for non-Canadian degrees. In order to assess your eligibility for an economic immigration program under Express Entry, we need you to already have valid language test results, and meet the minimum of CLB 7 in all four abilities. Please also see the Language test equivalency charts to learn more about the conversion of your language test results to CLB.

Should you hold a degree from a BC institution and wish to apply under the BCPNP International Post-Graduate Stream, please confirm that your degree is listed on the following list: BC PNP IPG & EEBC IPG Eligible Programs of Study Document (PDF, 1MB)). You will not need to have language test results in order to apply under before-mentioned BCPNP stream.

If you have a spouse or common-law partner who is a Canadian citizen or Canadian permanent resident and they are looking to sponsor you for permanent residence, this would fall under a family class application, and the attached PR reference sheet and steps will not apply to you, i.e. you will not need to get a language test done or an Education Credential Assessment. Instead, please have a look at the IRCC Sponsorship guide and checklist before the consultation: https://www.cic.gc.ca/english/information/applications/spouse.asp

TIMESLOTS AND REGISTRATION

UPDATE MARCH 16, 2020: Due to the unfolding situation regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), this session has been cancelled.