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Live webinar July 30, 2019 @ 12:00 PM EST 

OR available via video download


Andrew Carvajal


3 hours

SUMMARY: This course provides an overview of the visitor status in Canada and the legal test and practical implications involving applications for a Temporary Resident Visa or an electronic Travel Authorization. The course will also review the Parent and Grandparent Super Visa and applications to enter Canada as a Business Visitor, as well as the limited authorizations to work and study on a visitor status.     



The initial client assessment 

  • Purpose of trip and timelines

  • Funds to pay for trip

  • Ties to home country

  • Inadmissibilities

  • Limitations of visitor status  


Visitor status in the legislation

  • Parts 9 and 10 of IRPR


General length of stay


Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) exemptions

  • Countries exempt fro TRV

  • Other TRV exemptions


The electronic Travel Authorization (eTA)

  • Who requires an eTA and exemptions

  • Applying for an eTA

  • Duration and enforcement


The Temporary Resident Visa

  • Duration and number of entries

  • Place of application

  • General requirements under section 179 of IRPR 

  • Medical and biometric requirements

  • Proving a good faith visit

    • General content of invitation letter

  • Sufficiency of funds 

  • Ties to home country

  • Common mistakes made by TRV applicants 


The Visitor Record


Extension of visitor status in Canada and implied status

Transiting through Canada to another country

  • Transit visa

  • Transit without a visa program


Parent and Grandparent Super Visa

  • Eligibility

  • Minimum Necessary Income

  • Insurance

  • Place of application

  • Proving ties to home country


Studying as a visitor

  • Accompanying children

  • Programs under 6 months duration


Business Visitors

  • Business visitors in the Regulations – Sections 186(a) and 187 of IRPR

  • Specific scenarios – section 187(2)

  • General test – sections 187(1) and 187(3)

  • Practical considerations

    • Place of application

    • Documenting the business visit

  • Business visitor examples

  • Additional categories under Canada’s Free Trade Agreements

  • After Sales/Lease Services


Other exemptions to work permits for visitors

  • Short-term work under the Global Skills Strategy

  • Additional categories under section 186 of the IRPR 


Dual intent


Law Society of Ontario 

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

Law Society of Alberta

  • For Alberta lawyers, consider including this course as a CPD learning activity in your mandatory annual Continuing Professional Development Plan as required by the Law Society of Alberta

Further accreditations pending approval


Single Course - $90 CAD plus tax

  • Includes attendance at the live 3h webinar, access to the course materials and the possibility to download and watch the course until December 31, 2019  

Immigration Summer Pass (16 CPD hours) - $350 plus tax

  • Includes live attendance and access to the course materials of our 5 immigration summer courses (16 CPD hours):

    1. Navigating Family Class Sponsorship

    2. The Leisure and Business Visitor to Canada

    3. Immigration under the CPTPP: Canada's Newest International Mobility FTA

    4. Immigration for Business Owners: ICT and O/O LMIA

    5. Canadian Citizenship: the Basics and Advanced Issues

  • All courses will be available to download and watch until December 31, 2019; AND

Immigration Courses Summer Pass (16 CPD hours) and Canadian Immigration and Refugee Law: A Practitioner's Handbook - $450 plus tax

  • Our Immigration Summer Pass AND

  • A copy of the Canadian Immigration and Refugee Law: A Practitioner's Handbook - Book by Chantal Desloges, Cathryn Sawicki and Lynn Fournier-Ruggles (regular price $154)

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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