A Specialized Knowledge Work Permit under Global Skills Strategy for an Experienced Professional

Our client, a highly skilled professional in the area of clinical thermology employed by a large international enterprise in the US, contacted us to assist him and his employer to secure a Canadian work permit. The work permit was necessary for the worker to take part in an important project involving thermographic diagnostic imaging interpretation in Ontario.

The facts of the case were:

  • The parent company is based in the US with offices in various countries;
  • The professional was employed on a contract basis by the US company, and based in Turkey where he held a position directly related to the one offered in Canada;
  • The professional had extensive education in the medical field and specialized focus in clinical thermology;
  • He had over 16 years of practical experience in the field and had been working for the US company since 2018;
  • The offer of employment was from a Canadian subsidiary company and it met the IRCC requirements. However, the Canadian subsidiary was not established, had no office, and our client would be their first employee;
  • The chosen immigration route had to complement the company’s business objectives and timeframes; and
  • As per the employee’s request, he wanted his family to accompany him during his employment in Canada.

Our business immigration lawyers carefully analyzed available pathways and proposed the C-12 Specialized Knowledge Intra-Company Transfer Work Permit in addition to a C-10 Significant Benefit Work Permit. 

Facts of the Case

  • We incorporated the Canadian subsidiary and shortly after submitted the corporate immigration package on 7 July 2021 to the relevant visa office.
  • Due to Covid-related delays, the IRCC took a lot longer than usual to process our client’s application. However, we regularly submitted requests for information and updates regarding the application. We continuously updated our client as to the status of the application.
  • After not seeing any progress in the processing from IRCC, on 10 November 2021, we submitted a new application under the Global Skills Strategy program for the same Work Permit. This was done in order to benefit from the program’s expedited process.
  • The application under the Global Skills Strategy program was approved on 4 March 2022. The skilled professional received his work permit, his spouse obtained an open work permit, and their two children received study permits.

What We Learned from the Case

This case was particularly interesting because Specialized Knowledge work permits are reserved for established, mature companies with existing operations, offices and employees. In this case, the Canadian subsidiary was a start-up that was building its plans around our client, their specialized knowledge worker. Although this unique situation was uncommon, it did not deter our team – we successfully explained the compelling strategy behind this unique expansion and prepared and submitted a thoroughly prepared application.

On our second application, through the Global Skills Strategy program, we reiterated that our client needed to be in Canada to develop the company and serve the company’s existing North American clientele. We stressed that our client would be a significant asset not just to his employer’s expansion plans, but to Canada as well, as he brought with him unique expertise and set of skills in an area that was still in the early stages of development in Canada, and we were successful!

This case confirmed the importance of being adaptable and adjusting our immigration strategy as needed to better meet the clients’ needs and priorities. This very unique case serves as a perfect example of our exceptional client care and adaptability. We quickly realized that for us to satisfy the client’s needs we must find a way to expedite the process. For us, immigration support doesn’t stop after we submit an application. We continuously check and analyze the progress of each application, adapt and make changes accordingly. 

Why Sobirovs Should Be Your Team-Mate in Your Immigration Journey

At Sobirovs Law Firm, you will be in the exceptional hands of our experienced corporate immigration lawyers from start to finish. From the development of your tailored immigration strategy to application submissions and post-application care, we are with you at every step of your journey. Our extensive experience allows us to serve any type of business in any industry! We are here to help you achieve your business potential in Canada.

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Lucia Lu
Lucia Lu
I cannot say enough good things about Sobirovs Law Firm’s exceptional team. My work permit application was quite complex and underwent numerous tests, including a rejection from the first attempt. Feruza developed a tailored strategy that contributed to the best chance of success in the resubmission, and her entire team presented my case with unparalleled expertise and genuine care. I want to express my heartfelt gratitude to Maggie, a phenomenal consultant who supported me in every step of the application, took the time to understand my unique situation and answered all my questions patiently. Her in-depth knowledge of the work permit program, proficiency in preparing my application and professional communication were reassuring and truly remarkable. Thanks to your team’s extraordinary work, I can now pursue my business goals in Canada with peace of mind. I am grateful for your hard work and the compassionate support you provided throughout this journey. You have my highest recommendation without any reservations.
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I am happy with the help I got from Sobirov Law Firm. They were always there for me : answering my questions and giving me support through the visa application process and with general immigration related questions. They made everything easier and were quick to respond whenever I needed them. I would recommend Sobirov Law Firm to anyone needing visa assistance for Canada. I trusted them, and did not regret! Thanks for all your help! I hope for further cooperation with you.
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I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Ms. Feruza Djamalova, Ms. Judy Le and the entire team of Sobirovs Law Firm for their highly professional and excellent work in the complicated process of obtaining approval of our application for the business immigration program. I had several previous refusals over the course of 5 years. At that point, I contacted Sobirovs Law Firm. Their knowledge, competence, and perseverance turned my application into a success! My case was dealt by Feruza and Judy and I sincerely appreciate what an incredible job they have done and how much they have helped us. I believe they have a special gift and talent for assisting their clients. I want to particularly thank Judy for her patience and attention to detail in our case and also for thanks to her diligence, skill and attention to detail. I highly recommend Sobirovs Law Firm to anyone who wants to move to Canada using Business Immigration Programs and is looking for an immigration law firm capable of making a dream come true. They are highly professional and specialized in this field. I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks for their support.
Syed Namdaar Ali
Syed Namdaar Ali
My experience with Sobirov's was very rewarding. Starting from LMIA to Work permit it was a smooth sail. The entire team especially Yulia prepared my case painstakingly. They guided me on every little detail. Special thanks to Feroza, Farukh, Madina and the entire team for making this happen.
Bhrushank Ved
Bhrushank Ved
I had an amazing experience with the Sobirovs in applying for my C11 Work Permit. Feruza, Maggie, Judy and Yulia planned every step of the way and made the process a breeze. Benjamin was also quite knowledgeable and assisted me with the business plan for my application. I recommend Sobirovs team if you plan to expand your existing business or start a new business in Canada. Highly recommended!
Senol Ercetin
Senol Ercetin
Dear Sobirovs Team, I would like to thank you (Yulia, Faruk, Feruza, Madina) for taking care of us closely in obtaining the necessary work permits for the establishment of the Canadian branch of our company and the necessary visas for our family. You have carried out a flawless process. With sincere regards
Rakesh Shrivastava
Rakesh Shrivastava
I had a great experience working with the Sobirov Law Firm. The entire team was professional, prompt, and meticulous in their approach. We started working with them on LMIA under GTS of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program. The time it took from creation of an Incorporation to submission and approval of our application was around 8 weeks. Work Permit approval took another 2 weeks. They also helped us get shared office space since it was a new experience for us. They guided us in finding a payroll service provider and a realtor to help with the relocation of the foreign employee. My sincere thanks to Feruza Djamalova and Rakhmad Sobirov (Attorneys), and Yulia Kan (Team Lead).


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