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