Live webinar June 07, 2023 at 11:00am EST
OR available available video recording


Andrew Carvajal


5 hours


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 permanent residence application under Express Entry, 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)
  • Tips for successful Express Entry upload
  • Documenting the Declared CRS Score vs. Minimum Threshold to have Received an Invitation
  • The electronic Application for Permanent Residence (eAPR) Form
  • Documenting Work Experience
  • Dependants
  • The Cover Letter
  • Provincial Nominee Programs with Express Entry Streams
  • Maintaining Worker Status post eAPR – the Bridging Open Work Permit (BOWP)

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 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 3 CPD hours (including 30 minutes of professionalism/ethics)
• Video recording valid until January 25, 2024

Currently Awaiting Further Accreditation




  • Attendance at the live five hour webinar
  • Access to the course materials
  • Ability to watch the webinar until  December 31, 2024
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.