EE and Federal Programs Course.PNG


Live webinar October 24, 2019 @ 10:00 AM EST

OR available via video download


Andrew Carvajal


5 hours

SUMMARY: This course will provide an in-depth discussion of the Federal programs for skilled labour (FSW, FST and CEC), as well as the application process through Express Entry. Following a discussion of the requirements of each immigration program, we will look into the specifics of Express Entry and practical considerations involved in uploading a profile, maximizing a client's Comprehensive Ranking System score and submitting an electronic Application for Permanent Residence (eAPR). There will also a general overview of the Express Entry Streams under each Provincial Nominee Program.



  • The initial client assessment 

  • Federal Skilled Worker Program

    • ​Proving self-employment work experience

    • Proving settlement funds

  • Federal Skilled Trades Program
  • Canadian Experience Class
  • Express Entry overview​
    • Who can enter Express Entry

    • Application process

    • Language tests

    • Educational Credential Assessments

  • The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS)

    • November 2016 and June 2017 changes

    • Recent Invitation to Apply trends

    • Maximizing CRS scores

  • Tips for immigration practitioners

    • Tips for a successful Express Entry profile upload

    • Tips for a successful preparation of an electronic Application for Permanent Residence (eAPR)

  • Provincial Nominee Programs with Express Entry streams

  • Maintaining worker status post eAPR – the Bridging Open Work Permit (BOWP)


For Lawyers and Paralegals 

Law Society of Ontario 

  • Substantive Hours: This program is eligible for up to 5 hours

Law Society of British Columbia

  • Approved for 5 CPD credits

Law Society of Saskatchewan

  • Approved for 5 CPD hours

Law Society of New Brunswick

  • Approved for 5 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 5 CPD hours 

  • Video recording valid until January 22,2020


single course



  • Attendance at the live five hour webinar

  • Access to the course materials

  • Possibility to download and watch the webinar until December 31, 2019 

Fall pass


Live attendance and access to the course materials and video of our 4 immigration fall courses (16 CPD hours):

  1. The Canadian Refugee Protection Process

  2. Ins and Outs of Express Entry and the Federal Programs for Skilled Workers

  3. When the Regular Routes Don’t Work: the H&C Application

  4. Mastering the LMIA Application

No Longer Available


No Longer Available

Fall pass

& book -$500


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.   

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Andrew Carvajal

Barrister & Solicitor

Partner, Desloges Law Group