Our Team

 

Our team of dedicated experts is comprised of immigration lawyers and experienced consultants that each bring a variety of unique experiences to their work and they are supported by a team of hardworking administrators and clerks, who make valuable contributions to our law firm ‘s success. We are versed in many different languages and  we are proud that we are able to assist the majority of our clients in their own language.

 

Our Mission Statement

Care, Dedication, Professionalism, Commitment

  • Lawyers

  • Chantal Desloges - Founder and Senior Partner

    Chantal Desloges - Founder and Senior Partner

    Barrister and Solicitor, Certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as: A Specialist in Citizenship and Immigration Law and a Specialist in Refugee Law

    Chantal 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 refused cases.

    She was called to the Bar in 1999. She now leads her own law firm, numbering 13 people, in downtown Toronto.

    Chantal taught Immigration Law at Osgoode Hall Law School in 2000/2001. She served as in the Seneca College Immigration Practitioner Certificate Programme from 1999 - 2010. She currently teaches current and aspiring immigration consultants at both IMEDA and Herzing College.

    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 elected to the Executive of the Canadian Bar Association, Immigration Section, where she continues to serve.

    In November, 2016, Chantal and her good friend Cathryn Sawicki published a law book called Canadian Immigration and Refugee Law: A Practitioner’s Handbook, available for sale through Emond Publishing.

    Chantal has been called upon15 times by Parliamentary and Senate Committees to appear as an expert witness on immigration and refugee issues.

    Chantal is the current Chair of the Board of Homes First Foundation, an organization dedicated to providing supportive housing in Toronto for severely marginalized individuals with the fewest housing options.

    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.

    Twitter: @Twimmigration

    Read More

  • Andrew Carvajal, LL.B / B.C.L., M.A., B.A. (Hons.) - Partner

    Andrew Carvajal, LL.B / B.C.L., M.A., B.A. (Hons.) - Partner

    Barrister and Solicitor

    Andrew received a Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts, Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Civil Law from McGill University. He has been a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada since 2011.

    Andrew’s immigration practice focuses on permanent residence applications under federal and provincial economic programs, all types of business immigration, applications for sponsorship under the family class and temporary resident applications. He also appears frequently for clients at the Immigration and Refugee Board, as well other administrative tribunals. In addition to his immigration practice, Andrew also represents individuals and corporations in administrative matters, professional and academic discipline cases, as well as Small Claims Court litigation.

    Prior to joining our firm, Andrew largely practised in various areas or civil litigation, including medical malpractice, regulatory matters involving physicians, insurance defence, commercial disputes, sexual assault claims and matters before various administrative tribunals. Prior to working as a lawyer, Andrew taught for 5 years at the university level while pursuing his studies at McGill University.

    As a native Colombian, Andrew is fully fluent in Spanish. He also has working proficiency in French. He is also collaborator for several Spanish language publications and an active member of the Toronto Hispanic community.

    Read More

  • Samuel Plett, J.D. - Associate Lawyer

    Samuel Plett, J.D. - Associate Lawyer

    Barrister and Solicitor

    Sam is a graduate of the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto. Prior to law school, Sam studied Peace and Conflict Studies at the Trudeau Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Toronto.

    Sam is a member of the Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers, the Refugee Lawyers Association, and the Canadian Bar Association.

    Sam has experience in a wide variety of immigration matters, including applications involving inadmissibility matters, humanitarian and compassionate applications, pre-removal risk assessments, family sponsorship applications, temporary resident permits, and applications for work and study permits. Sam has extensive experience with applications for Judicial Review before the Federal Court of Canada, including applications involving constitutional challenges and motions for stays of removal. Sam has appeared before all three Divisions of the Immigration and Refugee Board in various matters including refugee hearings, appeals before the Immigration Appeal Division, and detention reviews.

    In 2015, Sam received the Canadian Bar Association Immigration Law Section Founders' Award, given to a young lawyer "for achieving professional excellence, providing leadership, and making a significant contribution to the Canadian citizenship & immigration community."

    As a law student, Sam was awarded the Ting Sum Tang Memorial Prize (awarded to the student taking the highest place in Immigration Law) and the John Yaremko Award in Human Rights.

    As an undergraduate student, Sam was the Co-Director of Compliance Studies of the G8 Research Group at the Munk School of Global Affairs. In this capacity he attended the 2010 G8/G20 Summits in Toronto. Also as an undergraduate, Sam’s research on the Cold War-era legal disputes between the Soviet Union and the United States before the International Court of Justice was published in “The Future of History”.

    Sam and his family moved to Italy when he was four years old, and they split their ten years there between a small town in Tuscany and mainland Venice. As a result, Sam enjoys cooking (and eating) Italian food and traveling. Sam is also an avid sports fan – especially U.S. college basketball, cycling and soccer (or football for our non-North American friends).

    Sam is fluent in Italian.

    Read More

  • Kenneth Ng, LL.B., B.A. (Hons.) - Independent Counsel

    Kenneth Ng, LL.B., B.A. (Hons.) - Independent Counsel

    Barrister and Solicitor - practising in association with CDPC

    Ken is an experienced lawyer and assists clients in all aspects of Canadian immigration law specializing in corporate employee transfers and investor and entrepreneur class applications. Ken specializes in crafting customized strategies for the transfer of internationally-minded entrepreneurs, investors, executives, senior managers and specialized knowledge workers to Canada for the purpose of expanding their enterprises. Ken has deep experience working with business clients to expand into Canada from countries and regions all over the world, including the USA, the European Union, China, India, Sri Lanka, Turkey, Russia and Brazil as well as a number of countries in Africa and the Middle East, including; Egypt, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Jordan, Lebanon and the United Arab Emirates.

    He also advises clients on a wide of matters including skilled worker and temporary worker applications, provincial nominee applications; family class and Canadian experience class applications; student, and visitor visas; humanitarian and compassionate grounds applications; and admissibility and enforcement matters, including detention reviews, appeals and judicial reviews. 

    He completed his undergraduate studies at Queen’s University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) and then attended law school at the University of Windsor’s Faculty of Law where he received his Bachelor of Laws in 2000. Ken is a member of the Immigration Law Section of the Canadian and Ontario Bar Associations.

    Ken articled and practiced corporate and commercial law at a leading Canadian business law firm and operated an executive legal recruitment firm before joining our firm. He brings a truly international perspective to his work, which is shaped by his extensive travels abroad, including studying international law in Hong Kong, China and Tokyo, Japan. He has also worked in the legal departments of First Pacific Company Limited, a publicly listed Hong Kong based, multi-national conglomerate and the Tokyo office of a leading U.S. Investment bank.

    In his spare time, Ken is avid photographer and traveller. He twice completed the ‘Camino de Santiago’, a 850km+hiking route across Northern Spain; trekked through the northern Sahara, climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, the Grossglockner in Austria and Mt. Aso (Naka-daka), an active volcano in Japan.

    Ken is fluent in English and speaks Chinese (Cantonese).


    伍国基律师(Kenneth K. NG)作为Chantal Desloges 律师事务所(CDPC)的主管律师,是一位资历深厚,精通企业法、人力资源与人才招聘法规的专家。伍国基律师尤其擅长于引进具备国际视野的企业家、投资者、行政及高管人员到加拿大拓展企业宏图, 为他们出谋划策。由于处理移民加拿大的丰富经验让他的客户遍布全球,包括美国、中国、亚洲、欧洲、土耳其、俄罗斯、巴西、印度、斯里兰卡、巴基斯坦以及埃及、尼日利亚、沙特阿拉伯、伊朗、伊拉克、阿富汗、约旦、黎巴嫩和阿联酋等中东及非洲国家。

    伍国基律师从加拿大皇后大学获取荣誉学位后,前往加拿大温莎大学攻读法律,并获得法学学士学位。毕业后在加拿大享负盛名、最具规模的 ‘麦启泰律师事务所’任职企业财务律师。他的国际经验来自任职于香港第一太平洋有限公司的法律部,期间被派往奥地利维也纳工作,以及后来为一家美资投行的东京办事处提供法律顾问服务。

    加拿大CDPC律师事务所是专注于协助企业、投资者与创业人士获取在加拿大营商所需的批文和签证事务的专家。鉴于细腻如中华书法的加拿大法则与律例 - 只有具备丰富实践经验的大师才能发挥神来之笔。伍国基律师及CDPC的团队将凭着其专业知识与广泛的资源,竭诚为每一位来自中国的客户提供服务,并按照其个别条件提供量身定制的方案。一切客户信息均以最严谨的专业操守与保密措施维护。

    Read More

  • Consultants and Administrators

  • Rupal Rokhit

    Rupal Rokhit

    Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC) Member of the ICCRC (Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council) Membership number R509181

    As a Regulated Immigration Consultant with over 16 years of experience in Canadian Immigration, Rupal is responsible for all types of temporary and permanent residence applications for her clients. She also manages citizenship applications, PR Card renewals, and various appeals filed with the Immigration and Refugee Board.

    Rupal joined Chantal Desloges Professional Corporation in August, 2010.

    Prior to joining Chantal Desloges Professional Corporation, Rupal was an Immigration Case Manager at a leading law firm, Green and Spiegel, for over five years.

    Rupal's clients benefit from her experience at the Canadian High Commission, New Delhi, India. Rupal held roles as Immigration Case Analyst and Program Assistant with the Canadian High Commission in New Delhi, India for over five years. In these positions, Rupal gained extensive experience in assessing and evaluating immigration cases for all categories in accordance with the Canadian Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and Regulations. Rupal won an Award of Excellence for outstanding performance as an Analyst in 2002-03.

    Rupal brings a unique blend of knowledge of the immigration process from both sides of the table. Clients benefit from Rupal’s keen insight of the Immigration procedures.

    Rupal is multilingual (English, Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu), and graduated with Honours from Humber College in Immigration and Refugee Law. Rupal also holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Economics from University of Delhi.

    Read More

  • Francis Robinson

    Francis Robinson

    Legal Assistant

    Francis is a graduate of the Paralegal Studies program at Sheridan College in Brampton. Prior to completing the Paralegal Studies Program, Francis received a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in History, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Studies from Trent University in 2006.

    Francis is in the process of obtaining his Paralegal licence from the Law Society of Upper Canada.

    Read More

  • Ani Khachatryan

    Ani Khachatryan

    Legal Assistant / Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC) Member of IRCC (Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council) Membership Number R515669

    Ani is a graduate of Immigration Consultant Program at Herzing College in Toronto.

    Ani holds a Master’s Degree of Philology in English language and Literature from Yerevan State University in Armenia. Ani speaks Armenian and Russian.

    Read More

  • Maureen Fernandes

    Maureen Fernandes

    Legal Assistant

    Maureen Fernandes is a graduate in Bachelor of Arts from the University of Karachi, Pakistan with majors in Philosophy, Sociology & Education.

    She brings with her over 18 years of Administrative experience in the Secretarial field. Prior to joining us, Maureen worked as Executive Secretary and Personal Assistant to the President & CEO of Soneri Bank Ltd, Karachi, Pakistan where she maintained an exceptional level of customer service by prioritizing their needs and directing them to the concerned person with follow up. She possesses exceptional organizational and proofreading skills with attention to detail. She acted as a liaison and facilitated open lines of communication among the Executive team.

    Maureen also worked for the Chairman of The Dawood Group, H.E. Hussain Dawood as his Personal Assistant. Hussain Dawood is a Pakistani industrialist, educationist and philanthropist and also Honorary Consul for the Embassy of Italy in Lahore, Pakistan.

    Maureen received a “Statement of Accomplishment” with distinction from Wesleyan University from the online Coursera offering of “How to Change the World”. She also trained/empowered poor women in Pakistan by teaching them baking for revenue generation.

    Maureen’s paternal grandmother was from Portugal, she is fluent in English and can speak Urdu fluently.

    Read More