C-11 Entrepreneur Work Permit Approved After 15 Rejections!

We often hear from our clients: “I have multiple refusals from Canada. Would this be a problem if I apply for business immigration?” Our answer is often the same: “No, provided that you have never misrepresented any information before and that you have a solid business immigration case this time.”

If you are hesitant to move forward with business immigration to Canada because you have previously been refused a visa to Canada or any other country, the story of Ms. L.L. will inspire you to take your first step toward your Canadian dream!

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Ms. L.L. is a self-employed individual residing in Vietnam and running her micro-business, which is focused on telecommunications services. The company generated solid income for her to sustain herself, but it was not sufficient to expand internationally. It generated less than $100,000 in sales per year. All her siblings were residing in the US and were successful entrepreneurs in that country.

Ms. L.L. submitted numerous applications to the US immigration authorities (13 in total) to join her siblings in the US. All of them were rejected, unfortunately. She also made 2 unsuccessful applications to visit her siblings in Canada. These refusals occurred before she became a Sobirovs client.

She had modest savings on her own (around $20,000) but was determined to use her equity in her siblings’ businesses in the US to establish her own business in Canada. Her brother in the US pledged $100,000 to support his sister’s initiative and cover the start-up costs of the business in year 1.

Our client, Ms. L.L., retained us to help her set up her Canadian business and seek proper authorization from Canadian immigration authorities to operate her own business in Canada.

Investment & Relocation Process

Step 1: Company Formation: We assisted the client in registering her company in Ontario, Canada, so that she could start her business in Canada.

Step 2: Business Concept Development: Next, we brainstormed multiple business ideas with Ms. L.L. and conducted thorough market research to understand the demand for her intended services in the city of her choice (1-hour drive from Toronto). We then developed a solid, realistic business plan backed up by extensive research and market analysis. Ms. L.L. decided to run her own beauty salon in the City of Brantford, Ontario.

Step 3: Filing an Immigration Application: Our team assisted Ms. L.L. in preparing a solid immigration application for a Canadian work permit under the Entrepreneur Program (C-11 class). We also requested a study permit for her accompanying child. In Ms. L.L.’s application, we provided thorough explanations about her lengthy history of refusals of US and Canadian visas and addressed all other weaknesses in her application, including her modest savings, limited language skills and the start-up nature of her business.

Step 4: Approval: About 2 months after sending the application package to the IRCC, we received a letter from the IRCC that her application was approved! She received her 2-year work permit as an entrepreneur, while her son received a 2-year study permit to attend a school in Canada. Our client is extremely happy with the outcome and will be joining us in Canada soon! Our team of professionals is equally happy to see great success in our client’s life after so many refusals!

Facts of the Case

  • Cost of immigration application: $30,700+
  • Investment amount: $100,000
  • Employment opportunities for Canadians: 5 new positions
  • Time to prepare the application: 8 months (including business concept development & research & document collection)
  • Time to get a positive decision: 2 months
  • Outcome: work permit valid for 2 years under the Entrepreneur C-11 class

Congratulations to our client! We wish her tremendous success in Canada!

How Sobirovs Law Firm Can Help You

Our team has achieved this incredible result for our client from the first try!

If you have a dream to become a self-employed entrepreneur in Canada, we are here to help, no matter how hard your case may be. We know how to work with tough facts and look forward to guiding you successfully in your Canadian immigration journey! Talk to us today by booking a consultation with our team.

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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.

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Our Clients Say…

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.
Nomin Dunburee
Nomin Dunburee
I had the pleasure of collaborating with the highly skilled professionals at Sobirovs to achieve my goals. Feruza's extensive expertise was invaluable, as she guided me through the most suitable pathway for my business immigration. I am profoundly grateful for choosing Sobirovs and highly recommend their exceptional services!
Bimal Banik
Bimal Banik
I really appreciate Sovirovs professional services ,I am truly happy and satisfied with their team work .I wish them all the best
Amirov Temur
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.
Yuri l
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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