Business Immigration Lawyers in Canada
As the world continues to change, businesses must continue to adapt to survive in the ever-changing global economy. It has become evident in recent years that businesses as well as their owners, investors, and entrepreneurs may benefit much by moving to Canada. The experienced business and corporate immigration professionals at Sobirovs Law Firm can assist companies and individuals navigating the complex Canadian immigration process. Our firm excels in providing tailored guidance as well as working with you throughout the immigration process to comply with regulatory and legal requirements, ensure that all the necessary paperwork is done properly and all business immigration requirements are met to avoid delays or negative impact on your immigration application.
Failing to contact an experienced business immigration lawyer before beginning your application process may result in costly delays or a denial of your application. You can avoid potential mistakes by contacting a business immigration lawyer to assist you with your application and guide you through the entire process.
If you or your business seek to relocate to Canada, contact the team at Sobirovs Law Firm to help move your business to Canada. Our team will assist you in determining which immigration programs, whether federal or provincial, fits your needs best.
About Immigrating Your Business to Canada
Canada is continuously seeking companies, business people, executives or managers, investors, and entrepreneurs who may be interested in moving to Canada and who will make meaningful contributions to Canada’s economy and society. To encourage these groups of people to immigrate to Canada, there are numerous federal business immigration programs that allow businesspeople or self-employed individuals to grow or start a business in Canada or to simply use their experience and resources to help drive the Canadian economy in a positive direction.
Also, each province and territory operates its own Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) that may allow an applicant with management or entrepreneurial experience to work in Canada while on a potential pathway for permanent residency.
Our expert business immigration lawyers will help you go through the business and corporate immigration processes; from eligibility and the application process and through the entire immigration path to permanent residency. Sobirovs Law Firm will make your immigration burden as simple and easy as possible to allow you to focus on your business growth in Canada.
Work Permits for Executives
Work Permits for Executives
Travelling to work as an executive? We manage your entry to Canada, including security & medical clearances & legal representation in complex immigration cases. your family members may join you.
Canada has several established programs to provide work permits for various purposes and to various designated groups of foreign workers. While business visitor visas allow executives to visit Canada briefly for business events such as conferences, meetings at a Canadian branch of the business, or similar purposes, executives seeking to work in Canada will require one of these work permits unless or until the executive is a permanent resident of Canada. Sobirovs Law Firm can assist executives in determining which of these programs may be the best fit for their entry and residence in Canada.
For example, the Owner/Operator Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) Work Permit allows a foreign national to obtain a work permit for two years in Canada, is available anywhere in Canada, and could become a path to permanent residence in Canada for the business owner or operator. Our skilled team can provide any necessary assistance in applying for and potentially obtaining these work permits, as well as assist in helping executives use these work permits as a path to permanent residence through the Express Entry Program.
Service Canada announced that they are completely revising the Owner-Operator LMIA program, learn more in our article detailing the cancellation and contact us to learn more about your options in Canada.
Another attractive option for executives to obtain a Canadian work permit is through the Intra-Company Transfer (ICT) work permit. This type of permit supports and allows for the transfer of employees or executives from a foreign-based company to its related Canadian company. The Intra-Company Transfer work permit encourages foreign senior-level executives to come to Canada, benefitting the Canadian economy with specialized-knowledge and experience. This program has also the added benefit of allowing the executive to be accompanied by a spouse on an open work permit. To be eligible for this work permit, the executive must have worked for the foreign company for at least one year, must have held a senior or managerial position or a specialized knowledge position, and must have been offered a job with a Canadian affiliate, branch, or subsidiary/parent of the foreign company.
Executive Express Entry
Travelling to Canada on Business
Travel delays can be costly for your business. We can help corporate executives decide the type of visa they need & prepare a suitable visa application, even in an urgent situation.
Canada’s Express Entry program may be especially useful for executives to obtain permanent residence in Canada rather than merely traveling to Canada on business. The Express Entry program is designed to streamline the immigration and permanent residency process for skilled immigrants, such as business owners, executives, and other skilled workers that are able to immediately contribute to the Canadian economy.
The Express Entry program requires four general steps to apply and possibly be able to immigrate to Canada in less than six months. First, you will need to determine your eligibility and whether you meet the minimum requirements for one of the three Express Entry economic immigration programs. To be eligible for Canada’s Express Entry program, an executive would need to qualify for one of the three Express Entry programs:
- The Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)
- The Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)
- The Canadian Experience Class
If you meet the eligibility criteria for one of these three programs, you will next need to prepare all necessary documents to complete your profile, such as your passport, provincial job application or job offer, or Educational Credential Assessment report. You may also need to submit proof of funds for investment purposes, medical exams, or police certificates. Next, you will submit your profile online to then find out your score based on the program’s metrics. Finally, you may receive an invitation to immigrate to Canada through the Express Entry program, and you will then have 60 days to apply for permanent residence.
While these express programs are not specifically designed for business executives, eligibility under any of the three programs may allow an executive to significantly shorten the wait for entry into Canada and qualification for permanent residence. If eligible, the Canadian Express Entry program could be an optimal solution for executives, business owners, and others who may have experience working in Canada or may qualify as a skilled worker or a member of a skilled trade. Importantly, there is no longer an eligible occupation list for the Federal Skilled Worker Program, which means that if the executive has had at least one year’s work experience in a skilled occupation over the previous 10 years, that executive could be qualified for the Express Entry through the Federal Skilled Worker Program.
Businesspeople & Investors
Business People & Investors
Whether you are investing or new to Canada. we offer custom legal support to serve your business objectives from establishing a new company to achieving your immigration goals.
There are many pathways for businesspeople and investors to enter Canada, with some offering permanent residency while others initially only offer temporary entry that may eventually lead to permanent residency.
For example, Section 205 of the Immigration Regulations governing entry to Canada allows for temporary entry for business people on an intra-corporate transfer basis in order to establish a new branch office or affiliate of a foreign national subsidiary. Business investors may also gain temporary entry to Canada by creating business opportunities that will contribute “significant benefits” to Canada’s economy and employment. While both of these routes only offer temporary entry to Canada for businesspeople and investors, these routes could later become pathways to permanent residence.
Contact Sobirovs Law Firm to Assist You with Your Business Immigration Efforts
The world is changing drastically at an even faster pace now to adjust to changes caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. As many businesses and industries take steps to survive and grow, they may begin considering possible immigration to other countries. Canada continues to seek out skilled and knowledgeable business immigrants to contribute to the Canadian economy. An experienced Canadian business immigration lawyer can often be an invaluable resource in helping you navigate the complicated immigration process for businesses, business owners, investors, and foreign workers. A skilled lawyer can help ensure you utilize the ideal immigration pathway that best suits your needs, assist you with the necessary paperwork and regulatory hurdles, and work to streamline the immigration process and keep you on track every step of the way.
At Sobirovs Law Firm, our Canadian business and corporate immigration lawyers and staff are here to assist you with any of your business and corporate immigration needs. We have several years of experience in helping our clients pursue their expansion or immigration to Canada. Our team knows how to present your business experience effectively to satisfy managerial or entrepreneurial requirements. Our lawyers are also skilled at assisting you in addressing issues in your application that may be open to discretion while highlighting any potential issues with your assessment process. By addressing these issues early and effectively, they may often be able to be corrected without requiring any legal action on your part.
The decision to immigrate to a different country is significant and often life-changing. The experienced attorneys at Sobirovs Law Firm are here to help you navigate the complicated Canadian business immigration process while achieving the best benefits for you and providing you with expert advice on issues that may arise once temporary entry or permanent residency is achieved.