Andrew Carvajal

Andrew Carvajal
Desloges Law Group

Andrew Carvajal, a partner with Desloges Law Group, is a Toronto lawyer practising in the areas of immigration and refugee law, administrative law, professional licensing and discipline, as well as small claims court litigation.

He received a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) and Master of Arts in sociology and political science, Bachelor of Laws, and Bachelor of Civil Law, all from McGill University, and has been a member of the Law Society of Ontario since 2011.

He is a part-time instructor in a number of immigration consulting courses and is a regular contributor to several publications on matters dealing with immigration and refugee law.

Mr. Carvajal’s immigration practice focuses on permanent residence applications under federal and provincial economic programs, all types of business immigration, applications for sponsorship under the family class and temporary resident applications. He appears frequently for clients at the Immigration and Refugee Board, as well other administrative tribunals. In addition to his immigration practice, Mr. Carvajal represents individuals and corporations in administrative matters, professional and academic discipline cases.

Prior to joining Desloges Law Group, Mr. Carvajal largely practised in various areas of civil litigation, including medical malpractice, regulatory matters involving physicians, insurance defence, commercial disputes, sexual assault claims and matters before various administrative tribunals. Mr. Carvajal taught for five years at the university level while pursuing his studies at McGill University.

A native Colombian, Mr. Carvajal is fully fluent in Spanish with a working proficiency in French.

He is a member of the Canadian and Ontario Bar Associations, the Canadian Hispanic Bar Association, board member of the Canadian Colombian Professional Association and an active member of the Toronto Hispanic community. He is also collaborator for several Spanish language publications.

Andrew Carvajal Posts

Government overhauls foreign caregiver programs

By Andrew Carvajal On June 18, 2019, the Canadian government introduced major reforms to immigration programs designed to bring foreign caregivers to Canada and allow them to transition to permanent residence. While the changes are generally positive and welcomed by most stakeholders, they encompass significant reforms that impact foreign caregivers and their employers. Read more

New CPD company covers variety of immigration topics

Toronto immigration lawyer Andrew Carvajal wants his recently launched continuing professional development (CPD) company to become the go-to provider for all legal professionals, regardless of their experience. Read more

Permanent Global Talent Stream cements Canadian tech sector advantage

Making the Global Talent Stream permanent establishes Canada’s advantage over the U.S. when it comes to attracting in-demand tech-sector workers, says Toronto immigration lawyer Andrew Carvajal. Read more

Ontario trying to attract more foreign workers with changes

Proposed changes to the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program ( ONIP ) should benefit people wanting to become permanent residents and companies in need of skilled employees, says Toronto immigration lawyer Andrew Carvajal. Read more

Carvajal enjoying satellite office in Colombia

Toronto immigration lawyer Andrew Carvajal says he’s made great progress opening a satellite office in Colombia to serve those interested in emigrating to Canada. Read more

Caregivers still vulnerable under new immigration rules, advocates warn

OTTAWA — Migrant workers employed in Canada as caregivers are confused by new changes to immigration programs aimed at them, with many concerned the changes could mean more barriers to obtaining permanent residency. Read more

Applicants more successful with immigration lawyers: report

Visa applicants who use an immigration lawyer are more successful in their attempt to enter Canada than those who rely on consultants or do the paperwork themselves, says Toronto immigration lawyer Andrew Carvajal. Read more

Rejection of Canadian study permits on the rise

International students interested in studying in Canada may want to get legal assistance to ensure their student visa paperwork is completed properly, says Toronto immigration lawyer Andrew Carvajal. Read more

Carvajal opens satellite office in Colombia

Toronto immigration lawyer Andrew Carvajal and his firm have opened an office in Colombia to serve clients in Latin America. Read more

Human rights decision leaves LMIA screening in limbo

Employers seeking Labour Market Impact Assessments (LMIAs) could fall afoul of human rights legislation after a tribunal ruled businesses cannot discriminate against job candidates able to work in the country, but do not have Canadian citizenship or permanent residence status, Toronto immigration lawyer Andrew Carvajal tells Read more

Selective application of prepay policies a risky business

Restaurants with prepay policies should apply them to everyone or risk exposing themselves to a human rights complaint, Toronto human rights lawyer Andrew Carvajal tells Read more

Immigration program for migrant caregivers under review

The planned suspension of a pilot program that gives migrant caregivers a chance at permanent residence status in Canada came as a shock to the community, says Toronto immigration lawyer Andrew Carvajal. Read more

Liberals relaunch immigration lottery despite problems last year

Toronto immigration lawyer Andrew Carvajal is hopeful that the relaunch of a problematic lottery system to reunite immigrant families will be more beneficial to his clients this time around. Read more

Government urged to fast-track licensing for experienced refugee drivers

Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation (MTO) should consider sworn affidavits in lieu of original documents from war-torn countries in order to get experienced drivers working in Canada, Toronto immigration lawyer Andrew Carvajal tells The Lawyer’s Daily . Read more

Halifax businessman pleads guilty to bilking Filipino workers

HALIFAX — A Halifax businessman accused of not paying Filipino temporary workers their required wages has pleaded guilty to a charge of misrepresentation involving 26 employees. Read more