Live webinar August 15, 2023 at 12:00pm EST
OR available video recording


Andrew Carvajal


3 hours


This course is designed for practitioners who are getting started with different types of work permits under the International Mobility Program. The instructor will discuss the steps involved in preparing a closed LMIA-exempt work permit application, including: choosing what evidence to request from the client; preparing the employment confirmation letters; drafting an offer of employment; submitting the online offer through IRCC’s Employer Portal; and submitting the assembled application through the IRCC Representative Portal. Three specific examples will be reviewed including an FTA professional work permit, a religious worker work permit and a work permit for a provincial nominee.

  • The initial checklist
  • Work permit essentials
    • Place of application
    • Documenting legitimacy of employer
      • The employment offer
    • Documenting employee’s qualifications
      • The employment confirmation letter
    • Ties to home country
    • General tips for preparing work permit applications
    • Spousal work permits
    • Permits for accompanying children
  • The IRCC Authorized Representative Portal
    • Preparing new applications
      • Choosing which upload boxes to include
      • Choosing which applications to submit together
    • Searching for submitted applications and checking for updates
    • Linking applications
    • Uploading additional documents to submitted applications
    • Preference over the client’s individual IRCC account
  • The Employer Portal
  • Example 1 – FTA professional work permit
  • Example 2 – Religious worker work permit
  • Example 3 – Employer-specific provincial nominee work permit

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 August 15, 2024




  • Attendance at the live three hour webinar
  • Access to the course materials
  • Ability to watch the webinar until  December 31, 2024
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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.