Live webinar March 2, 2023 at 12:00pm EST
OR available available video recording
SUMMARY: This course will provide an in-depth discussion of admissibility issues that arise within the context of Canadian immigration.
The instructor will review the statutory grounds for inadmissibility and what type of individuals they apply to, as well as what happens when inadmissibility is discovered and the matter is referred to different government agencies. Admissibility hearings at the Immigration Division of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada will be discussed in detail, from the moment when the case is being prepared until it is heard. A number of ethical issues will also be addressed during this course, including discovering inadmissibility, assessing the strength of a client’s case, preparing the evidence for admissibility hearings and examining witnesses at a hearing.
- Statutory basis for examination of admissibility
- How can inadmissibility be discovered?
- Writing the section 44 Report
- Case law regarding section 44 Reports
- Referral of the Report for removal order or Admissibility Hearing
- Understanding the Report and examining the statutory basis
- The Rules of the Immigration Division
- Interlocutory matters
- Natural justice, procedural fairness and the rights of the client
- Preparing your evidence – choosing your documents and witnesses
- Disclosure requirements
- Communicating with Minister’s Counsel
- Communicating with the Immigration Division
- Preparation of your client and witnesses
- Hearing procedures
- Examining and cross-examining witnesses
- Closing submissions
- Important policies and guidelines to know
- Duty of competence
For Lawyers and Paralegals
Law Society of Ontario
• Substantive Hours: This program is eligible for up to 2.5 hours
• Professionalism Hours: this program contains 30 minutes of Professionalism Content
Law Societies of Alberta, Manitoba, Newfoundland and Nova Scotia
• For members of these Law Societies, consider including this course as a CPD learning activity in your mandatory annual requirements
For Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants
College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants
• Approved for 3 CPD hours (including 30 minutes of professionalism/ethics)
• Video recording valid until March 2, 2024
• Attendance at the live three hour webinar
• Access to the course materials
• Ability to watch the webinar until December 31, 2024
Barrister & Solicitor - Certified Specialist
Senior Partner, Desloges Law Group
Chantal Desloges is certified by the Law Society of Ontario as a Specialist in both Citizenship/Immigration law and Refugee law. Her practice encompasses every possible area of Canadian citizenship, immigration and refugee law, such as business class applications, skilled workers, family sponsorships, work and study permits, refugee cases, citizenship applications, plus Appeals and Judicial Reviews of refused cases. She was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1999 and is the founding and senior partner of Desloges Law Group.
Chantal taught Immigration Law at Osgoode Hall Law School in 2000/2001. She also taught in the Immigration Practitioner Certificate Programme at Seneca College from 1999 – 2010 and the Immigration Consultant Diploma at Herzing College from 2015 – 2018. She currently teaches a number of continuing professional development programs for LPEN, IMEDA and the Ontario Bar Association, among others.
In November, 2016, Chantal and her good friend Cathryn Sawicki published the Canadian Immigration and Refugee Law: A Practitioner’s Handbook. Chantal has been called upon 15 times by Parliamentary and Senate Committees to appear as an expert witness on immigration and refugee issues.
In 2012, Chantal was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, followed by the Canadian Bar Association Young Lawyers’ Pro Bono award. In 2013, Chantal was appointed by the Minister of Justice to serve on the Federal Court Rules Committee, and was reappointed for a further term in 2016. In 2014, Chantal was also elected to the Executive of the Canadian Bar Association, Immigration Section, where she served until 2018.
Chantal is a regular immigration commentator on CTV Power Play, and has been interviewed by both national and local television stations such as CBC, CTV National News, W5, Canada AM, Global News and CP24. She has also been interviewed and quoted in national and local newspapers such as the Toronto Star, Toronto Sun, Globe and Mail, National Post and the Ottawa Citizen.