Live webinar May 12, 2021 @ 12:00 PM EST
OR available available video recording


Andrew Carvajal


4 hours


SUMMARY: This course will provide and in-depth discussion of all of the immigration programs available under the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) for foreign workers and students. This will include a discussion of all of the OINP job offer streams, student streams and Express Entry streams. The instructor will also explain Ontario’s new Expression of Interest system and provide sample scores for a variety of client scenarios. The course will also address the advantages of navigating OINP options versus federal programs for permanent residence, as well as the steps to obtain worker status or maintain temporary residence once applicants receive a provincial nomination.

  • Overview and initial client assessment
    • Good candidates for skilled labour programs
    • Good candidates for entrepreneur programs
    • When to consider OINP and other PNP options
    • 2020 quota and intake
  • OINP ONe-key and the online intake process​
    • Deadlines to submit application
    • Exclusion for Refugee claimants / Accepted Refugees
  • OINP’s NEW Expression of Interest system
    • System objectives and applicable factors
    • Programs affected by this new system
    • Registration particulars
    • Scoring and invitations to apply
    • Sample scores for various client scenarios
  • Employer/Job Offer streams​
    • Advantages of OINP vs. federal applications
    • Employer requirements
    • Foreign Worker Stream
    • International Student Stream
    • In-Demand Skills Stream
  • Human Capital streams​
    • Master’s Students
    • PhD Graduates
    • Express Entry streamsOntario Human Capital Priorities Stream
    • Ontario French-Speaking Skilled Worker
    • Ontario Federal Skilled Trades Stream​
  • ON Regional Immigration Pilot
  • OINP generalities and practical tips​
    • Sample cover letter
    • After nomination
    • Internal Review
    • Obligation to live in Ontario following nomination

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For Lawyers and Paralegals

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

Law Society of British Columbia
   • Approved for 4 CPD credits​

Law Society of Saskatchewan
   • Approved for 4 CPD hours

Law Society of New Brunswick
   • 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 12, 2022

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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.