Live webinar  October 6, 2020 @ 12:00 PM EST
OR available available video recording


Chantal Desloges


3 hours


SUMMARY: This course will provide an in-depth discussion of the issues that arise in a number of applications where individuals need to prove residency in Canada, more specifically the renewal of Permanent Resident Cards and applications for Permanent Resident Travel Documents. Topics will include the calculation of Canadian residency, right of entry to Canada for permanent residents, breach of residency obligations, seeking discretionary remedies and appeals.

  • The basics of residency obligation 
  • The “Canadian business” exemption 
  • “Accompanying” a family member exemption
  • Use of humanitarian and compassionate grounds
  • When is a residency obligation examination conducted
  • Application for a Permanent Resident Travel Document
  • Ethics in applications for Permanent Resident Travel Documents
  • Know when to give up
  • Ethics in renouncing permanent resident status
  • Applications for Permanent Resident Cards
  • Ethics in applications for Permanent Resident Cards
  • Application for Permanent Resident Cards for individuals outside of Canada
  • The right of entry to Canada for permanent residents
  • Entry to Canada without Permanent Resident Card or with an expired Card
  • Ethics at the border
  • Loss of status for breach of residency obligation
  • Residency obligation appeals
  • Ethics in residency obligation appeals
  • Return to Canada while appealing
  • Temporary Permanent Resident cards

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For Lawyers and Paralegals

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

Law Society of British Columbia
   • Approved for 3 CPD credits

Law Society of Saskatchewan
   • Approved for 3 CPD hours including 30 mins of ethics

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 January 6, 2021

Purchasing Options

Single Course

• Access to the course materials
• Possibility to download and watch the webinar

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.