Live webinar  November 9, 2021 @ 12:00 PM EST
OR available available video recording


Chantal Desloges


3 hours


SUMMARY: This course delves into the world of permanent residence applications that are often required as a last resort, due to clients not being eligible under regular immigration programs or because of prohibitions to applying. Our instructor will discuss what types of application are appropriate for humanitarian and compassionate requests, the legal test and when such relief is not an option. Topics will also include what to consider before applying, what evidence to include as part of these applications, ethical considerations and common mistakes made by H&C applicants.

  • Statutory framework and policy directives 
  • Who can apply and cannot apply
  • What can be waived 
  • Legal test 
  • Inside Canada requests 
  • Outside Canada requests
  • Common Case Types
  • What to consider before applying
  • Evidence 
  • Things to think about before you start drafting 
  • How to draft well 
  • Particular considerations related to best interests of the child 
  • General ethical issues 
  • Common pitfalls
  • After approval 
  • After rejection


For Lawyers and Paralegals

Law Society of Ontario
   • Substantive Hours: This program is eligible for up to 3 hours

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

Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council
   • Approved for 3 CPD hours
   • Video recording valid until February 9, 2022

Currently awaiting further accreditations

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Your Instructor

Chantal Desloges

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.