Live webinar April 26, 2023 at 12:00pm EST
OR available video recording


Andrew Carvajal and Tamara Mosher-Kuczer


4 hours


Online submission of immigration applications has become an integral part of every immigration practice, particularly in the recent years. This course will provide an overview of the old and new IRCC online portals for temporary residence, permanent residence and citizenship applications. The instructors will also share a number of practical tips on how to deal with common problems and limitations with the various portals. Screenshots and screen sharing exercises will be carried out during the course.

  • General tips
    • Individual vs. representative portals
    • Portals downtime and access problems 
      • Tips to accessing portals when they appear to be down
    • Compressing and manipulating PDF files
  • The IRCC Authorized Representative Portal (the “old portal”)
  • The “NEW” permanent residence representative portal
  • The Employer Portal
  • ESDC LMIA Online portal
  • Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) applications
  • The “NEW” IRCC Portal (Temporary Resident Visa & Study Permit Portal & Refugee Portal)
    • Limited upload boxes and file size
    • Application summary
    • Searching for submitted applications and steps post submission
  • The “NEW” citizenship portal
  • The permanent residence portal for landing purposes

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 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 4 CPD hours
• Video recording valid until April 26, 2024

Further accreditation pending approval




  • Attendance at the live four hour webinar
  • Access to the course materials
  • Ability to watch the webinar until  December 31, 2024
Andrew Carvajal

Barrister & Solicitor
Partner, Desloges Law Grou

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.