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

  • College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants
    • Approved for 6 CPD hours
    • Video recording valid until July 30, 2025





  • 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 Carvajal Law Group, where he is the Head of Economic Immigration and Director of the firm’s Latin American (LATAM) Group. He received a Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts, Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Civil Law from McGill University.

​Andrew’s Canadian immigration practice focuses on all types of business immigration, including the representation of employers and employees on all types of Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) applications and Canadian work permit applications. He also assists professionals and entrepreneurs around the world with permanent residence applications under federal and provincial economic programs. His team also prepares applications for study permits, visitor visas and citizenship applications.

For over 12 years, Andrew has taught at the university and college levels, as well as professional development courses to immigration lawyers, Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants and paralegals. He is also a frequent contributor to several publications dealing with immigration law and has been invited to speak about immigration changes on local and national news segments, as well as to testify before the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration.

Andrew is also the CEO of DLG Mobility. Through this company, he helps students find post-secondary programs and immigrate to Canada, as well as assist Canadian employers in finding and bringing the right talent from abroad.

Outside of work, Andrew enjoys travel, tennis and wine tasting. He is the host of the biweekly wine and immigration podcast “Vivir Afuera”.