What is the national citizenship and immigration conference (nCIC)?
The National Citizenship and Immigration Conference (NCIC) is an annual immigration conference organized by the Canadian Association of Professional Immigration Consultants (CAPIC). NCIC 2021 will take place this week from Thursday, October 28 to Friday, October 29, bringing immigration consultants, CAPIC members, industry leaders, and government officials together to learn about new opportunities in the industry. The conference has a different theme every year and bases its agenda of it. This year, NCIC will feature a variety of engaging activities and discussions including mock hearings and sessions and even business and technology boot camps.
What is this year’s national citizenship and immigration conference (nCIC) theme?
The 2021 theme of The National Citizenship and Immigration Conference (NCIC) is “Make your Mark: Evolving Practice and Expanding Opportunities”. Hence, this year’s agenda focuses on the next generation of leaders, encouraging thoughtful conversations about specialization, adaptation, and innovation in the immigration industry. As our virtual world continues to expand, the immigration profession becomes increasingly technology-driven, constantly using and relying upon online portals and even, in some cases, artificial intelligence (AI).
On this note, here are some of upcoming discussions to be covered in NCIC’s 2021 agenda:
NCIC 2021 Non-Exhaustive Event List
- Updates on Canadian Immigration – A discussion on the industry’s changes, processing times, and next steps [75 mins].
- Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) Session – Session on the PNP including refusal scenarios and updates specific to the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) [75 mins].
- Business and Immigration Foundations – Session encompassing the essentials of business immigration and related business matters [70 mins].
- Tackling Medical Inadmissibility Cases – Session on scenarios of medical inadmissibility and the tools available to address them [75 mins].
- The New College Act and the Immigration Practice – Session on the profession’s Code of Conduct, ethical / moral compass, and the type of business that ensues [75 mins].
- Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) Session – Session on LMIAs, application processing times, and the conditions of temporary foreign workers (TFW) [70 mins].