Live webinar June 27, 2024 at 12:00pm EST
OR available available video recording

  • Andrew Carvajal

3 hours


The release and implementation of the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC) had a dramatic impact on immigration applications handled by HR professionals and their legal teams. This course, taught by a lawyer with decades of experience in corporate immigration applications, will provide an in-depth discussion of how the new NOC 2021 works, including major developments, the NOC structure and the new 5-digit unit group format. Changes from the NOC 2016 will be discussed, as well their practical implications on Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA), work permit and permanent residence applications. The instructor will also provide some general tips on finding the right NOC for an HR professional, either in the context of an immigration/mobility application or other.  

  • Overview of 2021 Changes
    • Major changes in 2021
    • Important links and resources
  • NOC 2021 Structure List
    • Broad occupational category
    • Training, Education, Experience and Responsibilities (TEER)
  • The NOC 2021 Version 1.0 Conventions
  • Unit Group Format
    • Breakdown summary
    • Lead statement
    • Main duties
    • Employment requirements
    • Inclusions and exclusions
  • Changes from the NOC 2016 Version
    • Winners and losers
  • Tips to Finding the Right NOC
  • Correspondence Table Exercises

For Human Resource Professionals

  • Use this course as part of your provincial CPD requirements. 

Currently awaiting accreditation.





  • Attendance at the live three hour webinar.
  • Access to the course materials.
  • Ability to watch the webinar until  December 31, 2025
This course is included in our:
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.