Live webinar September 2, 2021 @ 12:00 PM
OR available available video recording


Andrew Carvajal


2 hours


SUMMARY: LMIA applications are amongst the most technical type of applications that immigration practitioners have to deal with. The large majority of unsuccessful applications fail at the advertising stage, as Service Canada officers are often unforgiving when an employer has failed to satisfy the recruitment requirements of an LMIA application. This practical course will provide a number of tips in preparing LMIA advertisements and documenting recruitment efforts. 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 additional advertising platforms.

  • Initial considerations
    • The role of the immigration lawyer/consultant in the recruitment process – what can we do and CANNOT do?
    • Information to request from the client
    • Determining the right NOC
    • Determining the right wage
    • Determining the right LMIA stream
    • Describing the duties and qualifications appropriately
  • Mandatory content of LMIA advertisements
    • LMIA advertising variations
    • Choosing the right recruitment platforms
    • Consulting the client about the right platforms
    • Platforms to avoid
    • Platforms with high degree of success
    • Targeting underrepresented group
  • Documenting recruitment efforts
    • Periodic screenshots
    • Schedule ads expiry dates
    • Job Match use and printouts
  • The Recruitment Log​​
    • What to include in the log?
    • Instructions to client regarding log completion and interviews
    • Finalizing the log prior to LMIA application submission
  • Live exercise
    • Selecting the right information from the position description
    • Reviewing the wage and determining the right stream
    • Reviewing the NOC and determining the appropriate duties
    • Reviewing the NOC and determining the appropriate qualifications
    • Preparing a Job bank advertisement
    • Preparing advertisements in additional platforms
    • Checking carefully for consistency
    • Preparing a sample recruitment log for the client

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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

Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council
   • Approved for 2 CPD hours
   • Video recording valid until March 2, 2022

Further accreditation pending approval

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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.