Live webinar April 8, 2022 @ 11:00 AM EST
OR available available video recording


Andrew Carvajal


5 hours

SUMMARY: This course will provide an in-depth discussion of applications under the Canadian Experience Class (CEC), as well as the application process through Express Entry. In this workshop, the instructor will discuss the practical aspects of preparing a CEC application, from completing the online form, preparing employment confirmation letters, deciding on what documentation to include, ensuring completeness of the file and avoiding costly mistakes.

  • Canadian Experience Class (CEC) Basics​
  • Express Entry Overview
  • The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS)
    • Changes to the CRS score calculation
    • Invitation to Apply trends
    • Lessons from Express Entry and maximizing CRS scores​
  • Tips for successful Express Entry upload
    • Education, language skills and work experience​
  • Documenting the Declared CRS Score vs. Minimum Threshold to have Received an Invitation
    • Arranged employment
    • Issues arising from representation of employer and employee
    • Foreign work experience
    • More than 1 year of Canadian work experience
    • Education
  • The electronic Application for Permeant Residence (eAPR) Form​
    • Modifications after an Invitation to Apply
    • Work history
    • Travel history
    • Personal history
    • Answers to statutory questions
    • Names changes and variations
    • Biometrics
    • Submitting in representative portal vs. client portal​
  • Documenting Canadian Work – No Margin for Error
    • The perfect employment confirmation letter
    • Choosing the right NOC
    • Elements of the letter
    • Additional supporting evidence
    • Uncooperative employers or companies that have shut down
  • Other Supporting Documentation​
  • Dependants
    • What is crucial and what is not
    • Spouse
    • Minor children
    • Adult children
    • Non-accompanying dependants​
  • The Cover Letter
    • Purpose of the cover letter
    • Elements of the cover letter
    • Additional documents not contained elsewhere in the application
  • Provincial Nominee Programs with Express Entry Streams​
  • Maintaining Worker Status post eAPR – the Bridging Open Work Permit (BOWP)
    • Purpose of the cover letter



For Lawyers and Paralegals

Law Society of Ontario 
   • Substantive Hours: This program is eligible for up to 5 hours

Law Society of British Columbia
   • Approved for 5 CPD credits

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

College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants
   • Approved for 5 CPD hours
   • Video recording valid until April 8, 2023

Purchasing Options

Single Course


• Attendance at the live five hour webinar
• Access to the course materials
• Ability to watch the webinar until  December 31, 2023


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Your Instructor

Andrew Carvajal

Barrister & Solicitor

Partner, Desloges Law Group

Andrew is a Toronto lawyer and partner at Desloges Law Group. He received a Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts, Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Civil Law from McGill University. He was called to the Bar of Ontario in 2011.

Andrew’s legal expertise involves immigration law, administrative law and some civil litigation. His immigration practice focuses on permanent residence applications under federal and provincial economic programs, all types of business/corporate immigration, applications for sponsorship under the family class and temporary residence applications. 

Andrew also represents individuals and corporations in administrative matters, professional and academic discipline cases, as well as Small Claims Court litigation. His professional discipline practice includes the representation of Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants in complaint and discipline proceedings before their regulatory council.

Besides his work at Desloges Law Group, Andrew has been an instructor in the Immigration Consulting program at Herzing College and a guest speaker in a number of immigration education programs and seminars organized by professional associations and community centres. He is also a frequent contributor to several publications dealing with immigration, refugee and administrative law and has been invited to speak about immigration changes on local and national news segments.

Prior to practising law, Andrew was a sociology professor at McGill University and a university researcher in projects dealing with criminal justice, equality laws, family transformation and social research methods.