Live webinar April 21, 2022 @ 12:00 PM EST
OR available available video recording
The PRRA is among the most complex and difficult types of legal submission for an immigration practitioner. It incorporates all the legal complexity of a refugee claim, the technicalities of what constitutes admissible evidence, and the exhausting work of persuasive writing. Experienced practitioners are often loath to be retained on these cases because they involve heavy lifting and advanced legal knowledge. Inexperienced practitioners who “don’t know what they don’t know” naively submit these cases with inappropriate or substandard evidence and arguments.
This seminar will cover in detail the relevant statutory references, policies and case law that you need in order to approach the application with confidence, along with a study of the administrative procedures involved. The course will provide you with tips on gathering and assessing evidence, and presenting the arguments persuasively.
- What is a PRRA?
- Who is eligible for a PRRA?
- Stay of removal
- Important case law
- What evidence can I use?
- The initial client interview
- The administrative process
- The application forms
- Sub-categories of PRRA
- No prior RPD/RAD
- PRRA with mandatory hearing
- PRRA with restricted considerations
- PRRA after RPD vacation decision
- Drafting, submitting and updating the submissions – key tips
- PRRA hearings
- Post-approval processes
- Post-refusal remedies
- Ethical issues – competence, honesty/candour, quality of service, conflicts of interest, client dishonesty
For Lawyers and Paralegals
Law Society of Ontario
• Substantive Hours: This program is eligible for up to 4 hours
Law Society of British Columbia
• Approved for 4 CPD credits
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 4 CPD hours
• Video recording valid until April 21, 2023
Currently Awaiting Further Accreditation
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.