Live webinar October 14, 2021 @ 11:00 AM
OR available available video recording

Andrew Carvajal


5 hours


SUMMARY: This course will provide an in-depth discussion of the Federal programs for skilled labour (FSW, FST and CEC), as well as the application process through Express Entry. Following a discussion of the requirements of each immigration program, we will look into the specifics of Express Entry and practical considerations involved in uploading a profile, maximizing a client’s Comprehensive Ranking System score and submitting an electronic Application for Permanent Residence (eAPR). There will also a general overview of the Express Entry Streams under each Provincial Nominee Program.

  • Federal Programs for Skilled Labour 
  • Federal Skilled Worker (FSW)​
  • Federal Skilled Trades (FST)
  • Canadian Experience Class (CEC)​
  • Express Entry Overview
  • Express Entry in the legislation and Ministerial instructions
  • Program Delivery Instructions
  • Express Entry basics
  • Who can enter Express Entry
  • Application process
  • Language tests
  • Educational Credential Assessments
  • The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) 
  • Changes to the CRS score calculation
  • Invitation to Apply trends
  • Lessons from Express Entry and maximizing CRS scores
  • Tips for Immigration Practitioners
  • Tips for successful Express Entry upload
  • Education, language skills and work experience
  • Tips for successful preparation of an electronic Application for Permeant Residence (eAPR)
  • The perfect employment confirmation letter
  • Choosing the right NOC
  • Additional supporting evidence of work experience
  • Documentation not requested on online checklist
  • Translations
  • Practice management considerations when uploading an Express Entry profile and eAPR
  • Elements of an eAPR cover letter
  • Provincial Nominee Programs with Express Entry Streams
    · Maintaining Worker Status post eAPR – the Bridging Open Work Permit (BOWP) 

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For Lawyers and Paralegals

Law Society of Ontario
   • Substantive Hours: This program is eligible for up to 5 hours

Law Society of British Columbia
   • Approved for 5 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 5 CPD hours
   • Video recording valid until January 14, 2022

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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.