Paralegal Specialist Course: Canadian Citizenship Law (Live Online)

  • Formats:

    Live Online

  • Duration:

    39 hours

  • Registration Fee:


Start Date

Live Online

Part Time: February 12, 2021 – May 14, 2021

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This course will examine the detailed requirements to obtain Canadian Citizenship under the Citizenship Act. Paralegals will learn the complexities of the principles and processes of immigration, refugee, and citizenship law in an approachable, user-friendly format. The course uses clear language, real life examples, procedures, charts, fact scenarios, and legal cases to break down and contextualize the law.

Paralegals that take this course will obtain information that will help immigration lawyers expedite cases by completing and submitting all forms and documents in a timely manner, communicating with the appropriate government agencies, communicating with clients throughout the process, and preparing for litigation, if necessary.

Course Prerequisites

Three years relevant work experience as a Paralegal or Legal Assistant.

Who Will Benefit From The Course

This course provides additional and supplemental training for those already in careers working such as a paralegal or legal assistant.

Topics Covered/Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course the successful student will have reliably demonstrated the ability to understand:

  • the requirements for Canadian citizenship under the Citizenship Act
  • the concepts of the right to citizenship; loss of citizenship; and resumption of citizenship.
  • the rules and procedures relating to applications for citizenship.


Live Online

Part Time:

  •  February 12, 2021 – May 14, 2021
    • Students must devote at least 3 hours per week to attend live webinars.
    • Webinars will be held on Fridays from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm PST.
    • Outside of live instructional periods, students will be expected to take part in various independent and/or group activities.

Technical Requirements

Live Online Students

Ashton College uses web conferencing tools (Zoom for Education) to help instructors and students connect and collaborate live online. Students should have access to a computer, laptop or smartphone to access the class sessions. To be able to participate in webinars, students need a webcam and headset, or a microphone and headphones, along with a high-speed internet connection.


Registration fee for this course is $495.


This course does not require approval by the Private Training Institutions Branch of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training. As such, it was not reviewed.

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