Desloges is certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada 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
articled with Green & Spiegel in 1997/98 and was admitted as an
Associate Lawyer in 1999. She was admitted to partnership at Green &
Spiegel in 2005. She left the partnership in August, 2010 to establish
her own law firm, called Chantal Desloges Professional Corporation.
was co-Professor of Immigration Law at Osgoode Hall Law School in
2000/2001. She served as Curriculum Co-ordinator and Lecturer for the
Seneca College Immigration Practitioner Certificate Programme from 1999 -
March, 2012, Chantal was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, and
in May, 2012 she was awarded the Canadian Bar Association Young
Lawyers’ 2012 Pro Bono award. In 2013, Chantal was appointed by the
Minister of Justice to serve for a 3 year appointment on the Federal
Court Rules Committee.
has been called upon 5 times by Parliamentary Subcommittees to appear
as an expert witness on immigration and refugee issues, and has been
consulted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the establishment of the
new Office for Religious Freedom.
Chantal currently serves on the Boards of Homes First Society and Homes First Foundation.
regularly participates in community education programmes by giving
speeches, lectures and training seminars at the Canadian Bar
Association, Ontario Bar Association, Law Society of Upper Canada, and
community centres on the subject of immigration and refugee law. She 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, Sun TV, OMNI news, and 100 Huntley
Street. 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.
Speaker/Panelist of the following seminar:
2016-05-18-ON: Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program Plus Misrep. and Beyond