Live webinar March 11, 2021 @ 12:00 PM EST
OR available available video recording


Andrew Carvajal


3 hours

SUMMARY: Following Canada’s largest Express Entry draw on February 13, 2020, more than 27,000 candidates are working on preparing their application for permanent residence under the Canadian Experience Class. This is an unprecedented opportunity for many, including thousands of Express Entry candidates who may have an only shot at their application, given the uncharacteristically low score of this draw. The stakes are high and there is no margin for error for representatives preparing these permanent residence applications. Join us for this specialized workshop as we explore all 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
   • CEC in the regulations
   • CEC program requirements
   • The February 13 Express Entry draw
• Documenting the Declared CRS Score vs. Minimum Threshold to have Received an Invitation
• The electronic Application for Permeant Residence (eAPR) Form
   • Modifications after an Invitation to Apply
   • Work history, travel history & personal history
   • Names changes and variations
   • Statutory questions
   • Biometrics
   • Submitting in representative portal vs. client porta
• 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
• Maintaining Worker Status post eAPR – the Bridging Open Work Permit (BOWP)
• Questions and Answers

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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

Law Society of New Brunswick
   • Approved for 3 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

Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council
   • Approved for 3 CPD hours
   • Video recording valid until September 11, 2020


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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.