Live webinar September 15, 2023 at 12:00pm EST
OR available available video recording


Andrew Carvajal


2.5 hours


On the third course of our 4-course LMIA series, we provide an in-depth discussion of the Global Talent Stream LMIA, starting from the initial client consultation and ending with the mandatory progress reviews. The instructor will address the two categories of this LMIA stream and provide practical tips on the collection of client documents, completion of the forms, the preparation of the Labour Market Benefits Plan, and handling the Service Canada calls following submission of the application.

  • Overview of the Global Talent Stream and online guidelines
  • The Initial client assessment
    • Category A applications
    • Category B applications
  • Initial considerations
  • The Labour Market Benefits Plan (LMBP)
    • Submission of the application
      • The GTS LMIA application cover letter
      • Client instructions following submission and preparation for communications with government officers
      • The first Service Canada call/communication
      • The second Service Canada call and negotiating the LMBP
    • Subsequent applications under the same LMBP
    • Progress reviews

Law Society of Ontario
• Substantive Hours: This program is eligible for up to 2.5 hours

Law Society of British Columbia
• Approved for 2.5 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

College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants
• Approved for 2.5 CPD hours
• Video recording valid until September 15, 2024

Further accreditation pending approval




  • Attendance at the live 2.5 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.