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


Chantal Desloges


3 hours


SUMMARY: This course will provide and in-depth discussion of how to address financial inadmissibility in immigration applications, as well as inadmissibility arising due to non-compliance with the restrictions to one’s status. The instructor will review the legislative scheme for non-compliance, provide sample scenarios and address special considerations. Applications to overcome inadmissibility permanently and temporarily will be discussed, as well as ethical issues that arise in these types of cases.

  • Introduction and course objectives
  • The legislative scheme in general
  • What to keep in mind during the client intake
  • Non-compliance
    • When is it likely to arise
    • What does IRPA say
    • Policy instruments
    • Special considerations for refugee claimants
    • The interplay with future visa applications
    • 6 month bar for work and study permits
    • Common scenarios
    • Important case law
    • Cures for non-compliance – becoming compliant, TRP, H&C
  • Financial inadmissibility
    • When is it likely to arise
    • What does IRPA say
    • Policy instruments
    • Interplay with family class sponsorship regulations
    • Common scenarios
    • Important case law
    • Procedural fairness
    • Cures for financial inadmissibility – becoming admissible, TRP, H&C
  • Refusal Remedies
  • Ethical considerations
    • Honesty and candour with your client
    • Competence
    • Dishonesty/misrepresentation
    • Mandatory and optional withdrawal of services
  • Practice Scenarios

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For Lawyers and Paralegals

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

Law Society of British Columbia
   • Approved for 3 CPD credits​

Law Society of Saskatchewan
   • Approved for 3 CPD hours

Law Society of New Brunswick
   • Approved for 3 CPD 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 December 9, 2021

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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.