Immigration Practitioner Certificate

Become a Regulated Canadian Immigrant Consultant

Immigration is an integral part of Canadian society with thousands of people immigrating to Canada every year. With their extensive knowledge of immigration law and policy, Regulated Canadian Immigrant Consultants (RCIC) play an important role in assisting those interested in coming to Canada.

The Bow Valley College Immigration Practitioner Certificate (IPC) program provides you with the theoretical and practical knowledge required to become a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant.

The IPC program is accredited by the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC) and has been designed to meet the specific standards outlined by the ICCRC. Successful completion of an ICCRC accredited immigration practitioner program is required to become an RCIC.

Upon successful completion of the IPC program, you will be prepared to write the ICCRC Full Skills exam which enables you to work as an RCIC.

For fees and offering dates, visit Immigration Practitioner Certificate Program.

For more information, contact the Centre's Business Development Officer at 403-410-1587 or email cburke@bowvalleycollege.ca 

Immigrants to Canada looking at low interest loan options please contact the Immigrant Access Fund, www.iafcanada.org for eligibility information

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Course Information

The 500 hour Immigration Practitioner Certificate program includes the following seven courses delivered in a blend of in-classroom and online instruction:

  • Course 1: Introduction to Canadian Immigration Law and Policy (70 hours)
  • Course 2: Inadmissibility, Enforcement, and Removals (78 hours)
  • Course 3: Temporary Residence (74 hours)
  • Course 4: Permanent Residence - Economic Class (77 hours)
  • Course 5: Permanent Residence - Family Class, Humanitarian, and Compassionate Applications (75 hours)
  • Course 6: Refugees and Protected Persons (74 hours)
  • Course 7: Professional Immigration Practice and Ethics (70 hours)

All students are required to complete Courses 1 and 2 in succession before attending the remaining courses.

All instructors are either Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (with the ICCRC) or immigration lawyers and professionals.

For fees and offering dates, visit Immigration Practitioner Certificate Program.

Requirements

Participants of the Immigration Practitioner Certificate program must meet the following requirements:

  • be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • have passed an ICCRC-approved English or French language proficiency test (Please note - this applies to all applicants, including those who speak English as a first or primary language.)
  • have successfully completed at least two years of post-secondary education or equivalent OR
  • have a minimum of two years of related work experience or equivalent
  • have access to a computer

For fees and offering dates, visit Immigration Practitioner Certificate Program.

Course Information

The 500 hour Immigration Practitioner Certificate program includes the following seven courses delivered in a blend of in-classroom and online instruction:

  • Course 1: Introduction to Canadian Immigration Law and Policy (70 hours)
  • Course 2: Inadmissibility, Enforcement, and Removals (78 hours)
  • Course 3: Temporary Residence (74 hours)
  • Course 4: Permanent Residence - Economic Class (77 hours)
  • Course 5: Permanent Residence - Family Class, Humanitarian, and Compassionate Applications (75 hours)
  • Course 6: Refugees and Protected Persons (74 hours)
  • Course 7: Professional Immigration Practice and Ethics (70 hours)

All students are required to complete Courses 1 and 2 in succession before attending the remaining courses.

All instructors are either Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (with the ICCRC) or immigration lawyers and professionals.

For fees and offering dates, visit Immigration Practitioner Certificate Program.

Requirements

Participants of the Immigration Practitioner Certificate program must meet the following requirements:

  • be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • have passed an ICCRC-approved English or French language proficiency test (Please note - this applies to all applicants, including those who speak English as a first or primary language.)
  • have successfully completed at least two years of post-secondary education or equivalent OR
  • have a minimum of two years of related work experience or equivalent
  • have access to a computer

For fees and offering dates, visit Immigration Practitioner Certificate Program.

ACE TESOL Certificate

Obtain the qualifications to teach English in Canada or abroad

The ACE TESOL Certificate course is specifically designed to provide participants with the tools, strategies, skills, and knowledge to be successful at teaching adults in English language programs either in Canada or abroad. It is recognized by TESL Canada for TESL Canada Professional Certification Standard One. 

The program provides a strong focus on practical teaching skills and bases its coursework upon the most current teaching theory and methodologies and includes a practicum component. Course participants will improve communication and presentation skills and will increase self-confidence in their teaching abilities.  

For more information, contact 403-410-3434 or email mhannam@bowvalleycollege.ca

For fees and offering dates, visit ACE TESOL Certificate

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Course Information

The ACE TESOL Certificate includes 100 hours of course instruction which is a pre-requisite for the practicum options. 

Participants can choose between the 10 hour and 20 hour practicum options. TESL Canada Certification is only granted to those who have completed the 20 hour practicum.

For fees and offering dates, visit ACE TESOL Certificate

Requirements

Applicants must have a university degree and must also provide evidence of English language proficiency through one of the following: 

  • iBT - overall 101 with a minimum of 23 in Listening, 24 in Reading, 27 in Speaking, and 27 in Writing
  • IELTS Academic - 7 overall with a minimum score of 7 in each skill area
  • Graduation from a high school in Canada, including minimum English Grade 12 score of 70%
  • Completion of an undergraduate degree from a university where English is the language of instruction and administration

For fees and offering dates, visit ACE TESOL Certificate

Course Information

The ACE TESOL Certificate includes 100 hours of course instruction which is a pre-requisite for the practicum options. 

Participants can choose between the 10 hour and 20 hour practicum options. TESL Canada Certification is only granted to those who have completed the 20 hour practicum.

For fees and offering dates, visit ACE TESOL Certificate

Requirements

Applicants must have a university degree and must also provide evidence of English language proficiency through one of the following: 

  • iBT - overall 101 with a minimum of 23 in Listening, 24 in Reading, 27 in Speaking, and 27 in Writing
  • IELTS Academic - 7 overall with a minimum score of 7 in each skill area
  • Graduation from a high school in Canada, including minimum English Grade 12 score of 70%
  • Completion of an undergraduate degree from a university where English is the language of instruction and administration

For fees and offering dates, visit ACE TESOL Certificate

Intercultural Competencies for Leaders Certificate

Gain practical skills to succeed in diverse Calgary workplaces

Immigrants and Indigenous peoples are over 1/3 of the workforce in Calgary and are growing populations that are transforming Calgary workplaces and business opportunities. A competency in intercultural communication and cultural awareness will ensure you and your business continue to be competitive.

The Intercultural Competencies for Leaders (ICL) Program provides the practical skills needed to succeed in the new diverse realities of Calgary workplaces. Through this program you will develop a greater understanding of other cultures and use effective intercultural communication strategies with co-workers and customers. All learners are evaluated for achievement of learning outcomes. The ICL Certificate is awarded to learners that successfully complete the required four courses. 

For more information, contact 403-410-3466 or email sferguson@bowvalleycollege.ca  

For fees and offering dates, visit Intercultural Competencies for Leaders Certificate Program

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Course Information

This program has been designed for a self-paced on-line delivery but can be modified for a workshop environment for organizations that would prefer this delivery mode. 

The ICL Certificate is awarded to learners that successfully complete the required 4 courses:

  • Intercultural Communication Skills to Enhance Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace I
  • Intercultural Communication Skills to Enhance Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace II
  • Supervisory Skills in Intercultural Teams
  • Indigenous Awareness: Engaging Diversity and Inclusion

For fees and offering dates, visit Intercultural Competencies for Leaders Certificate Program

Course Information

This program has been designed for a self-paced on-line delivery but can be modified for a workshop environment for organizations that would prefer this delivery mode. 

The ICL Certificate is awarded to learners that successfully complete the required 4 courses:

  • Intercultural Communication Skills to Enhance Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace I
  • Intercultural Communication Skills to Enhance Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace II
  • Supervisory Skills in Intercultural Teams
  • Indigenous Awareness: Engaging Diversity and Inclusion

For fees and offering dates, visit Intercultural Competencies for Leaders Certificate Program

Indigenous Awareness: Engaging Diversity and Inclusion

An introduction to Indigenous histories and contemporary realities in Canada, including relationships to land, identities, and cultural knowledges, will support the development of the skills and understanding necessary to work in diverse workplace settings with Indigenous peoples.

Participants increase their knowledge and skills to work cross-culturally focusing on the advantages of diversity and honing skills to promote inclusivity. In this course participants will;

  • Describe and explain the historical and contemporary contexts of Indigenous peoples in Canada through exploration of Indigenous perspectives on land, identities, treaties and laws as well as implications for Indigenous peoples navigating assimilation and oppression in Canada.
  • Challenge myths about Indigenous peoples, describe unique cultural differences and foundational Indigenous ways of knowing, and identify influential Indigenous peoples and programs in Canada.
  • Develop strategies for recreating their relationships with Indigenous peoples through contrasting personal ways of being with Indigenous ways of being, exploring Indigenous media, art and culture, and a final assignment which consolidates participants’ personal experience during this course.

For more information, contact 403-410-3466 or email sferguson@bowvalleycollege.ca

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Course Information

Participants are evaluated on their participation in the course; must satisfactorily complete all requirements and achieve a 65% minimum on the final quiz. Requirements include participating in and completing:

  • 12 hours online content and assignments
  • 1 final course quiz (minimum passing grade 65%)
  • 1 comprehensive final assignment

If you (or your organization) are interested in this course, please contact 403-410-3466 so we can notify you when this course becomes available. Thank you for your interest and we look forward to seeing you in the near future.

Course Information

Participants are evaluated on their participation in the course; must satisfactorily complete all requirements and achieve a 65% minimum on the final quiz. Requirements include participating in and completing:

  • 12 hours online content and assignments
  • 1 final course quiz (minimum passing grade 65%)
  • 1 comprehensive final assignment

If you (or your organization) are interested in this course, please contact 403-410-3466 so we can notify you when this course becomes available. Thank you for your interest and we look forward to seeing you in the near future.