Live webinar September 18, 2020 @ 12:00 PM EST
OR available available video recording


Andrew Carvajal


2 hours


SUMMARY: This course will provide an in-depth discussion of the Global Talent Stream LMIA, starting from the initial client consultation and ending in 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 
    • Who will be the client – employer vs. employee
    • Work permit exemptions
    • LMIA exemptions
    • Permanent residence alternatives
    • General LMIA vs. Global Talent Stream (pros and cons)
  • Category A applications ​
  • Category B applications ​
  • Initial considerations 
    • Initial client checklist
    • Completing draft versions of the forms
  • The Labour Market Benefits Plan (LMBP) 
    • Mandatory benefits
    • Complementary benefits
    • Preparing the client and completing the plan
  • Submission of the application 
    • The LMIA application cover letter
    • Client instructions following submission and preparation for communications with government officers
    • The first Service Canada Call
    • The second Service Canada call and negotiating the LMBP
  • Subsequent applications under the same LMBP 
  • Progress reviews ​
    • Responding to initial contact by Service Canada
    • Deadline extensions
    • Preparing and organizing client documentation
    • Dealing with underperformance at the first review

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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 Society of New Brunswick
   • Approved for 2 CPD hours

Law Society of Saskatchewan
   • Approved for 2 CPD hours

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 18, 2021

Purchasing Options

Single Course

• Access to the course materials
• Possibility to download and watch the webinar

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.