Live webinar January 31, 2024 at 12:00pm EST
OR available available video recording
- Andrew Carvajal
- Mark Holthe
This course will provide an overview of the most notable changes from 2023 to various immigration programs.
- Temporary Residence
- Application processing
- Study permits
- Work permits
- Temporary Resident Visas
- Special permits under temporary policies
- Employment and Social Development Canada
- The Recognized Employer Pilot (REP)
- Permanent residence under Economic Class
- Express Entry category-based selection
- Other federal programs
- Major developments in provincial nominee programs
- Permanent residence under Non-Economic Programs
- Other major developments
For Lawyers and Paralegals
- Law Society of Ontario
Substantive Hours: This program is eligible for up to 2 hours.
- Law Society of British Columbia
Approved for 2 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 2 CPD hours
- Video recording valid until January 31, 2025
- Attendance at the live two hour webinar.
- Access to the course materials.
- Ability to watch the webinar until December 31, 2025
Lawyer and Founder, Holthe Immigration Law
Immigration Lawyer Mark Holthe started his legal career with a large national law firm in Calgary where he initiated the business immigration practice at the firm. Since those early days, he has had the opportunity to work in a wide variety of law firm configurations before finally realizing that the best place for him was within the confines of an immigration boutique firm of his own making.
As a Canadian Immigration lawyer Mark Holthe has particular experience in assisting clients with all aspects of Canadian immigration law. He assists large national and multinational companies in navigating the complex world of Canadian immigration and provides strategic immigration advice to international and domestic companies seeking to recruit and retain foreign skilled and semi-skilled personnel.
Mark also assists temporary foreign workers with their transition to permanent resident status in Canada and over the past few years, he has taken great satisfaction in helping individuals and families with their various immigration related needs. Mark finds no greater satisfaction than helping to facilitate the reunification of families.
While attending law school, Mark worked as an Immigration officer for Citizenship and Immigration Canada on the Alberta/Montana border. While completing his final year of law school, he worked as a pro bono student to the Canada Border Services Agency Hearings Officers representing the minister before the Immigration Appeal Division in Calgary, Alberta. As a result of his prior experience as an immigration officer, Mark has been able to enhance the services he offers to his cross-border and overseas clients. Since that time, he has continued to work hard fostering positive relationships with the various immigration related government departments and has focused a significant portion of his practice on cross-border matters.
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.