How Businessmen from South Africa Can Immigrate to Canada

From South Africa to British Columbia

A successful businessman from South Africa contacted us with a budget of up to $300,000 to explore the possibilities of business immigration to Canada. His immigration priorities were:

  • Bringing his family (a spouse and 3 children) to Canada and starting a business in Canada that fits his budget;
  • While he had more capital, he wanted to start with a smaller budget (because he was not familiar with the Canadian market) and grow his Canadian business presence in coming years;
  • With extensive knowledge in the transportation and logistics sector, he was open to other sectors in Canada that would be less capital intensive and have lower risks;
  • He wanted to do thorough research about businesses he could purchase and land in Canada with his family in 2021;
  • As to the location in Canada, the Client wished that the geographic climate was mild and the consumer market was big enough for the chosen business to run successfully.

Equipped with these priorities and timelines, the Sobirovs team completed detailed research and proposed several options for the Client. The Client chose a franchise business a new location of which would be opened in November 2021 in an urban area of British Columbia. Necessary due diligence steps have been taken and the Client signed a purchase agreement with a franchisor company.

The Timeline of the Case

Purchasing a franchise store in British Columbia as an initial step in his long-term investment plan well-fitted the Client’s budget and covered all legal fees for his family. Through such investment, our Client and his spouse were eligible to obtain open work permits, and their 3 children got student visas to study at Canada’s world-class public schools (see below).

The application package for the entrepreneur visa under the C11 program was submitted to the High Commission of Canada in South Africa on March 08, 2021. The main challenge of this application was timing. The Client’s franchise location would open in November 2021 and our team had to ensure that the Client’s family arrives in Canada before the opening. The delays and complications related to the COVID-19 pandemic had to be considered seriously as they affected the whole process.

Our team has prepared a detailed application package for the Pretoria Visa Office explaining the Client’s business experience and overall investment plan in Canada. Our team regularly followed up with the Visa Office and got the application approved on October 20, 2021.

We’re glad to know that the Client has successfully arrived in Canada with his family prior to the November 2021 opening of his business location. We look forward to witnessing his business success in Canada!

Key Takeaways from the Case

Every business immigration application is different and peculiar and can present unique challenges. In this particular case, Sobirovs had to balance several priorities and choose the best course of action to comply with the set timeline.

In business immigration, you can submit a perfect application, which on the face of it should receive approval with flying colours. Unfortunately, even the clearest applications can run into roadblocks that are beyond your control. That’s where professional advice and experience play a significant role. As business immigration lawyers, it is crucial to be focused on client priorities, trust your knowledge and experience, conduct all necessary due diligence and most of all – properly communicate the message to the Visa Office. A strong application package itself is only one part of the process, the review and analysis by the Visa Office is the other very important part.

Why You Should Choose Sobirovs for Your Business Immigration to Canada

Our experienced business immigration lawyers have helped hundreds of business immigration clients. In such a specialized area of immigration law, many different intricacies can arise depending on the needs of the client and the facts of their situation. Sobirovs prides itself on an individual approach to every client which allows us to accommodate our clients’ needs. If you think you have a clear-cut business immigration application or one that leaves room for uncertainty, Sobirovs can provide you with tailored guidance and help you bring your business and family to Canada.

Take these 3 steps to know more about your business immigration possibilities and let’s team up to achieve your priorities:

  • Step 1: Check your eligibility for business immigration programs using our Free Instant Assessment tool.
  • Step 2: Check our fees using our Fee Calculator. Don’t worry if the fees estimated by the Fee Calculator seem too high. We can give you a discount if your case is strong.
  • Step 3: Book a 1-hour Strategy Meeting with our senior business immigration lawyer to discuss your immigration case in more detail. If we take you as our next client after this meeting, the fee you paid for the meeting will be applied towards our legal retainer.

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Immigration to Canada can be very complicated for businesses, business owners, and foreign employees. Hiring business immigration lawyers with the skill, experience, and patience is often crucial to successfully navigating this complex process. The experienced professionals at Sobirovs Law Firm offer tailored legal services in all business and corporate immigration matters. Contact us for more information on how we can help you meet your immigration needs.

We have worked with & represented clients from all walks of life. Always just one call – or click – away, weʼre happy to help you begin your & your familyʼs journey to Canada.

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Our Clients Say…

Yemi Okunbor
Yemi Okunbor
From the initial consultation to the successful acquisition of my permanent resident card, the entire process was seamless and stress free.A big thank you to the entire Sobirovs team, especially Yulia, and Farouk. They demonstrated exceptional expertise and professionalism throughout, guiding me with precision and clarity. Their commitment to providing personalized and thorough assistance made a significant impact on my overall experience. Thank you, Sobirovs law firm for your exceptional service and for making my journey to permanent residency a smooth and gratifying experience.
Kenneth Leong
Kenneth Leong
I must say that SOBIROVS has an excellent team to guide us to getting our work permits approved. I want to personally thank Feruza, Judy, Owen and Medina in getting us "pass the gates". Not to mention the entire team that is behind the scene. My family and I are deeply grateful for their excellent work and professional advice. A special thanks to Ms Judy for her untiring dedication to making this opportunity a reality for my family and I. We have full confidence in Feruza and her team and I will continue to use their services for the next step of our application for PR status later on.
Siarhei Vasilyeu
Siarhei Vasilyeu
My family (5) have chosen Sobirovs for our ICT visa application, and now we confidently recommend them! Right from the start you will be assigned a special team within their firm who will be busy with your plans, needs and documents. The process is organized very efficiently, what is crucial when you run your own business on your side. Once the documents submitted to IRCC, the pre-submission team entrust your case to post-submission group, who monitor the progress and keep you constantly updated what's going on with the case. As a result, our ICT application was approved in just several weeks from submission, just wooow. Thank you and thumbs up for Monique, Mariam, Owen, Madina, and Ms. Feruza who was our lead lawyer. Sobirovs is your smart choice, they know how to do the rest.
Muzammil Habib
Muzammil Habib
I would like to thanks Sobirovs Law Firm team especially Monique, Mariiam Jamal, Owen and Ms. Feroza. They done a great job and help me to get ICT work permit. Their team work was excllent and they worked professionally. Here I would like to present my special thanks for Monique who communicated with me nicely. She respond me quickly whatever I have questions in my mind. She is so nice I like her working style. In the end I can say that all of them are really professional. Thanks for all this. Hope to see you soon.
Rahul C
Rahul C
Exceptional service of the utmost quality and professionalism. I extend my heartfelt gratitude to the entire team, with special acknowledgments to Nity, Judy, Feruza, Owen, and Medina, for their invaluable assistance in securing the approval of my application. I am sincerely appreciative of the outstanding service and unwavering support provided. This is by far the best immigration law firms in Canada who work with complete transparency.
Ulugbek Holmatov
Ulugbek Holmatov
Great job 👏👏👏👏 Great leader, Rakhmad Sobirov for his leadership skills and great managers: Feruza, Monique, Mariam, Owen, Madina for their respective professionalism 👌👌👌 Well organized and professional law team for Canadian immigration. I really enjoyed with my Canadian business visa process. I really appreciate Sobirovs Law firm for their great service and experience. P.S.: This law firm was selected by Our company among top 5 law firms for Canadian business immigration process Great successes🎉
Thomas Bulmer
Thomas Bulmer
Mariam, Monique and the team have been great to work with. Sobirov's has helped a number of our team members identify, apply for and get granted the necessary visas for us to set up our Canadian enterprise. Recommend.
Jason Tsarouhas
Jason Tsarouhas
Mariam and her team have helped us migrate our entire workforce from Australia to Canada. We couldn't have been more prepared by the time we made it to the border. The team were accessible, informative and detail orientated which is exactly what you want when you have stresses of moving your company and life to the other side of the world! A HUGE thank you to the team for their efforts so far and future work we'll be doing together! Jason, Learning Online!
Victor Arakaki
Victor Arakaki
We're incredibly grateful for the fantastic work done by the entire Sobirovs team!. While our work permit application had its share of challenges, Feruza, an outstanding lawyer with extensive expertise in business immigration, played a pivotal role. Her leadership and guidance were so important in getting our Work Permits approval. We must also acknowledge the exceptional contributions of Judy Lee, Nitty, Monique, Rachel and the rest of the team who supported us on this journey. It's clear that we'll continue to entrust Feruza and her team with any of our future legal needs. We have full confidence in Feruza and her team and highly recommend their services.
Hardik Vyas
Hardik Vyas
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ I cannot express enough how impressed and satisfied I am with Sobirovs Law Firm's immigration services. Their professionalism and extensive knowledge in the field of immigration are truly outstanding. We recently applied for an ICT (Intra-Company Transfer) application, and to our amazement, we received a decision within just two months from the date of application. This prompt and efficient service reflects the exceptional quality of Sobirovs' work. I would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude to Feruza, Mariam, Monique, Owen, and the entire post-submission team who guided us through every step of the application process. Their dedication, expertise, and willingness to assist were invaluable throughout the entire journey. We are now filled with excitement as we embark on our new journey, thanks to Sobirovs Law Firm's assistance. Without a doubt, we will be relying on their services for all our future matters related to permanent residency or immigration services. I wholeheartedly recommend Sobirovs Law Firm to anyone seeking top-notch immigration assistance. Their commitment to their clients and their ability to deliver results is truly commendable. Thank you, Sobirovs, for making our dreams a reality!

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