Live webinar March 28, 2024 at 11:00am EST
OR available available video recording
- Andrew Carvajal
LMIA applications are amongst the most technical type of immigration applications that companies and HR professionals have to deal with. This course, taught by a lawyer with decades of experience in LMIA applications, will provide an in-depth discussion of the most common types of LMIA applications, including low and high wage LMIAs, LMIAs supporting permanent residence and the Global Talent Stream. Particular attention will be devoted to practical tips for HR professionals, including arriving at the determination of the right wage, choosing recruitment platforms and documenting recruitment efforts, dealing with foreign worker caps, transition plans and the Labour Market Benefits Plan. 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. We will review the elements of an LMIA applications cover letter and how to prepare for the Service Canada interview following submission of the application.
- LMIA applications generally and 2014 changes
- Determining the LMIA stream
- Ministerial Instructions and Refusal to process LMIA application
- Initial considerations
- What your lawyers/immigration consultants can do and cannot do
- Required documentation to get started
- Determining the right NOC
- Determining the right wage
- Describing the duties and qualifications appropriately
- Mandatory content of LMIA advertisements
- Choosing the right recruitment platforms
- Documenting recruitment efforts
- Completing the LMIA online form
- Low Wage LMIA considerations
- High Wage LMIA considerations
- LMIAs supporting Permanent Residence applications
- Global Talent Stream LMIA
- Labour Market Benefits Plan
- The LMIA application cover letter and steps after submission
- Dealing with the ESDC/Service Canada interview
- Common mistakes made by companies applying for LMIAs
- Employer compliance and voluntary disclosure
For Human Resource Professionals
- Use this course as part of your provincial CPD requirements.
Currently awaiting accreditation.
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.