Live webinar May 9, 2024 at 12:00pm EST
OR available video recording

  • Andrew Carvajal

3 hours


This course will provide an in-depth discussion of how the National Occupational Classification (NOC) works, including major developments under the 2021 recategorization, the NOC structure/hierarchy, and each element of NOC. The instructor will also provide some general tips on finding the right NOC for an immigration application.

  • Major changes in 2021
    • Important links and resources
    • Introduction – Online Manual
    • Types of changes in the classification, including Codes, Titles and Classification Items (Based on GSIM)
    • Correspondence Table
    • NOC Matrix
  • NOC Attributes and Structure
  • NOC Conventions and Elements
    • Breakdown summary
    • Lead statement
    • Illustrative examples/example titles
    • Inclusions and exclusions
    • Main duties
    • Employment requirements
    • Additional information
  • Practical Implications of the NOC 2021 Changes
  • Tips to Finding the Right NOC
    • General search – job title
    • Occupational category
    • Level of responsibility/supervision
    • Wage
    • Education and experience – TEER
    • Exclusions and related classifications
    • Searches by job title or NOC code
    • Searches by hierarchy and structure
    • Searched by NOC Matrix

For Lawyers and Paralegals

  • Law Society of Ontario
    Substantive Hours: This program is eligible for up to 3 hours.
  • Law Society of British Columbia
    Approved for 3 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 3 CPD hours
    • Video recording valid until May 9, 2025



  • 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 Carvajal Law Group, where he is the Head of Economic Immigration and Director of the firm’s Latin American (LATAM) Group. He received a Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts, Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Civil Law from McGill University.

​Andrew’s Canadian immigration practice focuses on all types of business immigration, including the representation of employers and employees on all types of Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) applications and Canadian work permit applications. He also assists professionals and entrepreneurs around the world with permanent residence applications under federal and provincial economic programs. His team also prepares applications for study permits, visitor visas and citizenship applications.

For over 12 years, Andrew has taught at the university and college levels, as well as professional development courses to immigration lawyers, Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants and paralegals. He is also a frequent contributor to several publications dealing with immigration law and has been invited to speak about immigration changes on local and national news segments, as well as to testify before the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration.

Andrew is also the CEO of DLG Mobility. Through this company, he helps students find post-secondary programs and immigrate to Canada, as well as assist Canadian employers in finding and bringing the right talent from abroad.

Outside of work, Andrew enjoys travel, tennis and wine tasting. He is the host of the biweekly wine and immigration podcast “Vivir Afuera”.