The Turkish Success Story – Pivoting Your Immigration Strategy

Pivoting, i.e. changing the original plan based on constantly changing conditions has become a key feature of 2020. We started this year with a plan in mind but due to COVID-19, we had to readjust and change our original plan accordingly.

Pivoting also occurs when implementing an immigration strategy. Here’s a good example of our client from Turkey.

The basic facts:

  • Our client is a Turkish citizen in his 30s and worked in the finance area in the past.
  • Also, the Client’s US student visa was refused in 2004. So, the Client had a not-so-perfect record in applying for temporary status in a Western country.
  • Back in 2016, we got a refusal for his work permit application under the Intra-Company Transfer program. If you remember, in 2016, things got very chaotic in Turkey due to political chaos in the country. You can say that the timing of the ICT work permit application was not ideal.

So, our challenge was to come up with a solid new immigration strategy taking into account every fact in our hands and prepare the strongest application in the Client’s situation. The Client worked with our team in close cooperation.

  • The only good fact that we had in our hands was the fact that the Client had a Temporary Resident Visa to Canada obtained a long time ago. But now, the Client wanted to operate a profitable business in Canada and stay in Canada longer.
  • We decided to pursue the Owner-Operator LMIA pathway by purchasing the majority shares of an existing Canadian business. We did so because the Client genuinely wanted to operate a business in Canada and settle down in this country. More importantly, buying an existing business would strengthen the Client’s overall application.
  • The Client has not been working from mid-2019 to mid-2020 for personal reasons. So, we had to address this gap in the Client’s employment in our Submission Letter to the Canadian authorities in more detail.
  • We applied for the Client’s work permit application under the Owner-Operator LMIA on May 15, 2020, to the Consulate General in New York, US.
  • It took longer than expected due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but it was worth waiting for the result. Finally, we got an Approval Letter for a 2-year work permit on September 28, 2020, from the Consulate (see below).
  • The Client’s business in Canada made a revenue of $144,000 in 2018. The Client is expecting a revenue of $200,000 in 2020 and this number can double in 2021-2022 as the Client can now focus on growing the business, and not worry about the immigration status.

What’s the main lesson learned from this interesting case?

Every client’s case is unique. Each case deserves a clear immigration strategy. Each immigration strategy needs further adjustments as the situation may change!

When devising an immigration strategy, your Canadian immigration lawyer must take time to analyze your peculiar situation from multiple angles. This would help the lawyer to pivot the strategy if necessary, to achieve a desirable result for you.

This is how we work at Sobirovs Law Firm. We carefully listen to our clients and identify the most problematic issues in their possible immigration applications. We address those issues before they become real threats to the client’s immigration applications. We always get ready to employ an alternative plan, if the original plan has to be changed.

Let the experienced immigration lawyers of Sobirovs Law Firm be your advisors who can facilitate your successful immigration to Canada. Submit your business immigration applications with great confidence and hassle-free!

We have more than 20 years of combined legal experience in our team and can pursue your best interests at any level of the Canadian government and courts.

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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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Nomin Dunburee
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Amirov Temur
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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Yuri l
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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