Canadian Immigration Learning Plan

Canadian Immigration Learning Plan

This learning plan is designed to be the go-to resource for accessing information about the available programs and services while working with employers, individuals, and newcomers navigating the immigration system in Canada.

Workforce planning; accessing resources; recruitment, retention, and training; issues in the workplace; payroll compliance and disclosure; mental health

12 modules / Approx. 10 Hours

Member Fee: Free
Non-Member Fee: Free

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Course Description:

This 12-module learning plan was developed to introduce participants to the immigration system in Canada. Each module consists of written information, webinars, and links to external resources that can be used to support immigrants. This learning plan is designed to be the go-to resource for accessing information about the available programs and services while working with employers, individuals, and newcomers navigating the immigration system in Canada.

Each webinar is led by Sylvia Abdelgawad, Research, Innovation and Immigration Manager, and Certified Immigration Consultant (ICCRC) at Placemaking 4G. Sylvia brings her expertise and allows key stakeholders to share their services, expertise, and stories related to the specific topics in each session.

Webinar guests:

  • Paul Rukidi, Financial Advisor/Pro Banking, Scotia Bank
  • Joyce Liu, Owner and Founder of Lumi Studios
  • Ding Fan, Start-Up Visa Program Coordinator at Innovacorp
  • Mary-Jo MacKay, Manager of External Relations for the Nova Scotia Office of Immigration
  • Al-Tek, Account Executive for the Atlantic Immigration Pilot at the Halifax Partnership
  • Ifeanyi Emesih, Chief Executive Officer and Head of Brand at NICOD HOLDINGS
  • Cem Hicyilmaz, Project Manager at North 45 Orchards

Skills to be Developed:

  • Identifying NOC codes
  • Identifying the different levels of immigration in Canada’s Federal and Provincial programs
  • Identifying the roles of employers in the process
  • Ability to access local supports
  • Understanding the newcomer’s perspective

Learning Opportunity:

  • Understand the larger landscape of Canada’s immigration system.
  • Be able to identify the different levels of immigration in Canada’s Federal programs and Provincial programs.
  • Understand the many programs available and their requirements.
  • Understand who the key players are and where to find information about them.

Course Structure:

12 modules, a terminology wiki, and 10 webinars embedded throughout

Modules:

  1. Understanding the Immigration System in Canada
  2. Terminology Wiki, Glossary and Resources
  3. Overview of Immigration in Canada
  4. Economic Class
  5. Federal Immigration Streams
  6. Federal Immigration Streams continued
  7. Nova Scotia Immigration Streams
  8. Atlantic Immigration Pilot and Quebec Immigration Stream
  9. Refugees
  10. LMIAs and Employment and Social Development Canada
  11. Special Processes
  12. Closing