Live webinar June 17, 2021 @ 12:00 PM EST
OR available available video recording


Andrew Carvajal


3 hours


SUMMARY: This course will discuss the programs available for religious workers to immigrate to Canada. The instructor will explore the work permit exempted entry under subsection 186(l) of the Regulations and the LMIA-exempt work permit for religious workers (C50). The transition to permanent residence through federal and provincial programs will also be discussed, as well as strategies to maximize a client’s chances of success.

  • The initial client assessment
    • General differences between R186(l) and C50 religious worker work permit
    • Legislative provisions
    • Program Delivery Instructions
  • Temporary entry 
    • Eligible employers
    • Important documentation
    • Eligible occupations​
  • Work permit particulars 
    • Place of application
    • Sample online offer
    • Important documentation
    • Common mistakes
  • Transition to permanent residence 
    • Federal Skilled Worker (FSW)
    • Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
    • Express Entry basics
    • Offer of arranged employment under Express Entry
    • 186(l) vs. C50
    • Provincial nominee programs
    • Exclusions
    • Employment requirements
    • Other avenues: humanitarian and compassionate application

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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 Society of New Brunswick
   • 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

Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council
   • Approved for 3 CPD hours
   • Video recording valid until September 17, 2021

Further accreditation pending approval

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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.