Canadian Citizenship Course.PNG


Live webinar July 25, 2019 @ 12:00 PM EST  

OR available via video download


Chantal Desloges


3 hours

SUMMARY: This course provides an in-depth discussion of Canadian citizenship law and applications for Canadian citizenship, covering both basic principles as well as complex scenarios. We will review the provisions relating to Canadian citizenship by birth and descent, as well as applications for grant of citizenship. The loss and renunciation of citizenship will also be covered, as well as some ethical considerations to keep in mind when representing clients in citizenship matters.  



  • Who is a Canadian citizen?

    • Citizenship by birth

    • Citizenship by descent

    • Applications for citizenship certificates

  • Applying for a grant of citizenship

    • General requirements

    • Calculating residency 

    • Language testing

    • Knowledge of Canada test (citizenship test)

    • Police clearance certificate

    • Compassionate waivers

    • Adoption cases

  • Prohibitions to applying for citizenship

    • Criminality​

    • Removal order

    • Fraud

  • The application process

  • Suspension of processing

  • Loss/renunciation of citizenship

    • Loss of citizenship if obtained by fraudulent means

    • Process and requirements to renounce citizenship

  • Ethical considerations in citizenship applications


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, 0.5 of which qualifies for Ethics 

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 October 23, 2019


single course



  • Attendance at the live three hour webinar

  • Access to the course materials

  • Possibility to download and watch the webinar until December 31, 2019 

    • NOTE: Availability of this course for credit by the ICCRC (immigration consultants) expires on October 23, 2019

Summer pass


Live attendance and access to the course materials and video of our 5 immigration summer courses (16 CPD hours):

  1. Navigating Family Class Sponsorship

  2. Immigration for Business Owners: ICT and O/O LMIA

  3. Immigration under the CPTPP

  4. Canadian Citizenship

  5. The Leisure and Business Visitor to Canada

No Longer Available


No Longer Available

summer pass

& book -$500


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. 

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Chantal Desloges

Barrister & Solicitor - Certified Specialist

Senior Partner, Desloges Law Group