Message from the Chair 2018

  • September 07, 2018

Marina Sedai

Dear Section Members,

The Section is Canada’s leading association for immigration practitioners. As Chair, I am writing to inform you of our plans for the coming year and encourage you to get involved with our Section activities. Meet the 2018-2019 Executive!

Our objectives will include the following:



  • This year, we will continue to advocate for improvements in law, policy and operations in the Canadian immigration system. Our priorities will include: federal business immigration, ongoing asylum/refugee issues, client services, and an “IRPA and IRPR housekeeping”, in which we will examine a number of provisions and propose changes.


  • We will continue our collaborative meetings and constructive dialogue with political, policy and operations leaders at IRCC, ESDC, CBSA and the Department of Justice, as well as our meetings with Members of Parliament and their staff in support of our mutual efforts to improve Canada’s immigration system.
  • We have begun developing relationships with stakeholders in the immigration ecosystem, with the intent of identifying shared interests and intensifying our influence through collaborative communications and networking.


The success of the Section comes from the dedication of our volunteers and Section members; we invite you to engage with the Section:

Save the date! Join us in Winnipeg for our annual conference from May 31 to June 01, 2019.

Don’t hesitate to contact us to become involved.

Marina L. Sedai
Chair, CBA Immigration Law Section