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Live webinar February 19, 2020 @ 12:00 PM EST 

OR available via video download


Chantal Desloges


3 hours

SUMMARY: This course will involve an in-depth discussion of the options for bringing parents and grandparents to Canada, whether temporarily or permanently.  The instructor will address the legal framework, as well as the strategic considerations that are undertaken by immigration practitioners from the time of the initial client consultation until submission of the application.  Remedies for inadmissibility and refused cases will also be covered.

  • Overview 

    • Family reunification as an immigration objective

    • Temporary vs. permanent residence

    • Relevant legislation and policy guidelines

  • Initial client assessment 

    • Client’s objectives with regard to Canada

    • Questions to principal applicant – parent or grandparent

    • Questions to Canadian relative – child of grandchild

    • Determining place of application

    • Country-specific requirements

    • Screening for criminal/medical and other inadmissibilities

    • Discussing prior refusals

  • Parent and Grandparent Supervisa 

    • Program generalities

    • Eligibility

    • Minimum necessary income

    • Place of application

    • Insurance

    • Visitor application particulars

    • Application forms

  • Parent and Grandparent Sponsorship 

    • Eligibility requirements for a sponsor

    • Barriers to sponsor eligibility

    • Who can be sponsored

    • The application process

  • How to handle ineligibility or inadmissibility 

    • Humanitarian requests

    • Temporary Resident Permits

    • Appeals and Judicial Review

  • Questions and answers 


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 New Brunswick

  • Approved for 3 CPD hours 

Law Society of Saskatchewan

  • 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 May 19, 2020


Single Course



  • Access to the course materials

  • Possibility to download and watch the webinar


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. 

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