Immigration workshop – International students working during and post-graduation and pathways to permanent residence

Date: Jan 23, 2020
Time: Workshop 1: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. & Workshop 2: 1:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.
Format: Workshop
Hosted By: BCCIE
Location: SFU Harbour Centre, Room 7000
City: Vancouver, BC
Cost: $30+GST per workshop or $49+GST for the full day. Please note that no refunds will be given for this event.


Target Audience: Educators, Immigration consultants, Education agents, Lawyers, Paralegals, RCICs, RISIAs etc.

The combination of both workshops has been approved by the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC) for 4.5 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours.


  • 8:30 – 9:00a.m. – Coffee and Registration
  • 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. – International Students: Working During Studies (Workshop 1: Session 1)
  • 10:00 – 10:30 a.m. – Break
  • 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – International Students: Working After Graduation (Workshop 1: Session 2)
  • 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. – Lunch break*
  • 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. – Pathways to Permanent Residence for International Students (Workshop 2)

*Please note lunch is not provided.

BCCIE is pleased to invite the international education sector to join Heather Michaud of IRCC and Aireen Luney of the BC PNP for two workshops. The first workshop is on international students working during their studies and after graduation, the second workshop is on the Express Entry program and the BC PNP. Content will focus on immigration pathways for international students graduating from educational institutions in BC or Canada.

For full sessions descriptions, click here.


Heather Michaud – Outreach Officer, Dedicated Service Channel, Domestic Network, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

Heather is an outreach officer with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for British Columbia and the Yukon. She works closely with her BC Provincial Nominee Program counterparts to help stakeholders, including post-secondary institutions, understand and navigate the range of economic immigration programs. She has 19 years of operational experience in immigration with the federal government. Her areas of expertise include the International Student Program, the Post-Graduation Work Permit Program, and applying for permanent residence through Express Entry.

Aireen Luney, Manager, Program Development & Promotion, Immigration Programs Branch (BC PNP), Ministry of Jobs, Trade and Technology

Aireen is the Manager, Program Development and Promotion in the Immigration Programs Branch. She is responsible for the development of the marketing framework and for managing the marketing/outreach/promotion portfolio for the program. Aireen also leads all external stakeholder engagement and communication for the Branch. Prior to joining the Immigration Programs Branch (BC PNP), Aireen had extensive experience in all aspects of human resource management with the BC Public Service Agency.


Please register for the workshop here.

Cancellation Policy

No refunds of event registration fees paid will be granted at any time. However, name changes or registration transfers are allowed if they are submitted in writing to on or before January 16, 2020.