Live webinar June 22, 2020 @ 11:00 AM EST
OR available available video recording


Andrew Carvajal


4 hours


SUMMARY: This course 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 immigration practitioners, 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. We will review the elements of an LMIA cover letter and how to instruct clients following the submission of an LMIA application in preparation for communications with ESDC.


  • The initial client assessment 
  • The Temporary Foreign Worker Program – statistical overview
  • LMIA applications generally and 2014 changes
  • Determining the stream
  • Ministerial Instructions and Refusal to process LMIA application
  • Initial considerations
    • Initial client checklist
    • Determining the wage
    • Advertising requirements
    • Documenting recruitment efforts
  • Low Wage LMIA considerations
    • ​Foreign worker cap and exemptions
  • High Wage LMIA considerations
    • The Transition Plan
  • LMIAs supporting permanent residence applications
  • Global Talent Stream
    • ​Categories A and B
    • Labour Market Benefits Plan
  • The LMIA application cover letter
  • Client instructions following submission
    • ​Dealing with ESDC/Service Canada and preparing clients for communications with government officers
  • Refusals
  • Common mistakes made by LMIA applicants
  • Employer compliance and voluntary disclosure

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For Lawyers and Paralegals

Law Society of Ontario
   • Substantive Hours: This program is eligible for up to 4 hours

Law Society of British Columbia
   • Approved for 4 CPD credits

Law Society of New Brunswick
   • Approved for 4 CPD hours

Law Society of Saskatchewan
   • Approved for 4 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 4 CPD hours
   • Video recording valid until February 21, 2021

Purchasing Options

Single Course

• Attendance at the live two hour webinar
• Access to the course materials

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.