Entrepreneur from China is Approved to Come to Canada to Start His Own Business

If you are an entrepreneur from China and would like to move to Canada to start your business, you should consider the multiple business immigration streams we have in Canada. One of them is the C-11 Work Permit, which allows entrepreneurs to come to Canada to start their businesses.

A C-11 work permit can lead to permanent residency after 1 year, provided that your business is active and well-established and you meet all other eligibility criteria for permanent residence (such as strong language skills, educational credentials, no history of criminal behaviour, etc.).

If you are hesitant to take action because you do not know where to start, the story of Mr. Z.G. will inspire you to take the first step.

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Background of the Case

Mr. Z.G. is an accomplished professional with 16 years of experience in automation-related services. He started his career as an equipment maintenance engineer and worked for world-renowned companies based in China. Later, he started his company, providing maintenance and repair services to companies using automation machines. Mr. Z.G. intended to expand his business activities to North America and had set aside $120,000 of liquid funds to start a business in Canada.

He retained our law firm to help him set up his Canadian business and obtain proper authorization from Canadian immigration authorities to operate the business in Canada.

Investment & Relocation Process

Below, you will find a detailed process of the case.

Step 1: Company Formation: We assisted Mr. Z.G. in registering his company in Ontario, Canada, so that he could start his business activities in Canada.

Step 2: Business Concept Development: Next, we brainstormed Mr. Z.G.’s business vision in Canada and conducted thorough market research to understand if there was a demand for his intended services in the city of his choice (1-hour drive from Toronto). We then developed a solid, realistic business plan backed by extensive research and market analysis.

Step 3: Filing an Immigration Application: Our team assisted Mr. Z.G. in preparing a solid immigration application for a Canadian work permit under the Entrepreneur Program (C-11 class). We also requested a work permit for his spouse and a study permit for his accompanying child. In the application, we thoroughly explained his intended business in Canada. We addressed all other essential aspects of his immigration application, including his modest investment capital, hiring plan and the start-up nature of his business.

Step 4: Approval: About 2 months after sending the IRCC our application package, we received a letter from the IRCC that Mr. Z.G.’s application was approved! He received his 2-year work permit as an entrepreneur, while his family received permission to join him in Canada.

Facts of the Case

  • Cost of Immigration application: $30,000+
  • Investment amount pledged: $120,000
  • Employment opportunities for Canadians: 3 new positions
  • Time to prepare the application: 3 months (including business concept development & research & document collection)
  • Time to get a decision: 2 months.
  • Outcome: a work permit valid for 2 years under Entrepreneur Class.

Review from the Client. – 5 stars

Dear Sobirovs team,

It is awesome to hear the good news so sudden and the speedy time of approval is out of my expectation. Please express my first thanks and share my happiness to all the team members helping me in the whole process.” – Mr. Z.G.

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

If you are from China and want to become a self-employed entrepreneur in Canada, we are here to help, no matter how complex your case may be. We know how to work with tough facts and look forward to guiding you even in your immigration journey! Schedule a consultation today to get started.

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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 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!
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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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