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Live webinar January 28, 2020 @ 12:00 PM EST 

OR available via video download


Andrew Carvajal


1 hour

SUMMARY: This course will provide an introduction to Canada’s new Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP). We will explore the objectives of the Pilot, candidate eligibility requirements and the process of applying for a job offer and obtaining the approval from the community. Examples of community-specific requirements will also be explored, as well as the steps involved in starting and completing an application under the Pilot.  

  • Overview 

    • Course outline

    • Pilot overview and objectives

    • Application steps

    • Participating communities and websites

    • Online guidelines

  • Candidate requirements 

    • Work experience

    • Language skills

    • Education

    • Settlement funds

    • Intention to live in the community

    • Community-specific requirements

  • The job offer 

    • Finding a job in the community

    • Job offer requirements

    • Offer of employment form

    • Community recommendation

  • Completing the application

    • General permanent residence forms

    • Program specific forms

    • Submission of application

    • Processing standards

  • Questions and answers 


For Lawyers and Paralegals

Law Society of Ontario 

  • Substantive Hours: This program is eligible for up to 1 hour

Law Society of British Columbia

  • Approved for 1 CPD credit

Law Society of Saskatchewan

  • Approved for 1 CPD hour 

Law Society of New Brunswick

  • Approved for 1 CPD hour 

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 1 CPD hour 

  • Video recording valid until April 28, 2020


Single Course



  • Access to the course materials

  • Possibility to download and watch the webinar 


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