Live webinar July 30, 2024 at 11:00am EST
OR available available video recording

  • Andrew Carvajal

6 hours


LMIA applications are amongst the most technical type of applications that immigration practitioners have to deal with. This course will provide an in-depth discussion of the most common types of LMIA applications, including low and high wage LMIAs and LMIAs supporting permanent residence. Particular attention will be devoted to practical tips for immigration practitioners, including arriving at the determination of the right wage, choosing recruitment platforms and documenting recruitment efforts, dealing with foreign worker caps, and transition plans. The instructor will do a live demonstration involving the selection of the appropriate wage, duties and required qualifications that correspond to the job NOC, as well as how to enter all of that information in the Job Bank and the online LMIA portal. We will review the documentation of an LMIA application and how to instruct clients following the submission of the application in preparation for communications with ESDC officers. ESDC internal guidelines obtained through ATIP requests will be shared with class participants and reviewed.

  • The Initial client assessment
  • Initial considerations
    • Determining the right NOC
    • Determining the right wage
    • Describing the duties and qualifications appropriately
  • Mandatory content of LMIA advertisements
  • Choosing the right recruitment platforms
  • Documenting recruitment efforts
    • Live exercise on advertisement preparation
  • LMIA Application Preparation: Part 1
    • Online guides per stream
    • Posted processing times
    • Refusals to process
    • Initial client checklist
  • LMIA Application Preparation: Part 2
    • The LMIA Online portal
    • Statutory and policy consideration
  • Stream-specific Considerations
  • Form Completion and Submission
    • Live exercise: the online LMIA form
  • Application Processing
    • Preparing the clients for the Service Canada call
    • Refusals
    • Common mistakes made by LMIA applicants
    • Recommendations following LMIA approval
  • Employer compliance and voluntary disclosure

For Lawyers and Paralegals

  • Law Society of Ontario
    Substantive Hours: This program is eligible for up to 6 hours.
  • Law Society of British Columbia
    Approved for 6 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

  • Currently awaiting accreditation





  • Attendance at the live six hour webinar.
  • Access to the course materials.
  • Ability to watch the webinar until  December 31, 2025
This course is included in our:
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.