From UAE to Permanent Residency in Canada in Just 5 Months

We receive many questions related to how quickly entrepreneurs can immigrate to Canada. In our video, where we covered the fastest way for entrepreneurs to immigrate to Canada, we already shared a strategy on how business owners, start-ups, and entrepreneurs can obtain permanent residence in Canada.  

Below, we are sharing our most recent success story that explains how our team executed a winning strategy for our client, allowing him to obtain Canadian permanent residency in just 5 months! 

Background of the Case

Our client, Mr. E.B. is an accomplished entrepreneur from India who has been residing in UAE for the past decade. He has over 20 years of experience working in the IT and telecom industries in the UAE, and since 2016, he owned and led his own IT consulting company in Dubai.  

Mr. E.B. wanted to expand his business in the North American region and was hoping to relocate to Canada to establish and run his business. He was also hoping to obtain permanent residence before his children started their post-secondary education. Mr. E.B. approached us on January 16, 2023, to assist him with his immigration journey as a business owner. We started working on his case on January 23, 2023. 

Application Process

Since our client intended to run a technology start-up in Canada and had solid experience in the IT industry, we applied for the Global Talent Stream LMIA program to obtain authorization for him to work in Canada. His GTS LMIA application was approved within 2 weeks after submission.  

Mr. E.B. was already in Canada on a visitor’s visa, so he was eligible to apply for his LMIA-based work permit at the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA)’s office at the port of entry. Mr. E.B. drove to the CBSA office (Point Edward) on February 13, 2023, and his work permit was approved on the same day.  

Once Mr. E.B. sent us a copy of his work permit, we applied for his family members (who were still residing in the UAE) to join him in Canada. Mr. E.B.’s family members were able to join him in Canada in April 2023. 

In parallel, our team continued working on Mr. E.B.’s application for permanent residence. The goal was to prepare and submit Mr. E.B.’s application for permanent residence as soon as possible.  Mr. E.B.’s application for permanent residence was approved about 1.5 months after we submitted his permanent residence application! We appreciate the IRCC’s fast processing of our client’s application! 

Timeline of the Case 

  • January 23, 2023 – we signed a retainer agreement to represent Mr. E.B. in his immigration journey. 
  • January 27, 2023 – LMIA application was submitted. 
  • February 10, 2023 – LMIA application was approved. 
  • February 13, 2023 – work permit was approved. 
  • March 15, 2023 – we submitted Mr. E.B.’s profile under the Express Entry program. 
  • March 23, 2023 – IRCC sent Mr. E.B. an Invitation to Apply for permanent residence. 
  • April 19, 2023 – applications of Mr. E.B.’s family members were approved, and they joined him in Canada (study permit for the child and visitor record for the spouse). 
  • May 10, 2023 – application for permanent residence was submitted under the Express Entry program. 
  • June 20, 2023 – application for permanent residence was approved.  

Budget & Costs

  • Investment budget: under $150,000 (E.B. deposited his money to the company’s account to pay himself a salary and cover the costs of his start-up in Canada) 
  • Expenses: under $50,000 
  • Legal fees and expenses: under $35,000 
  • Total cost of the immigration journey: under $100,000 
  • Total length of the journey: under 6 months 

Thank you, IRCC, for processing this file so fast and making this journey smooth for our client!  Special thanks go to our excellent team, Yulia and Faruk, for their diligence, dedication and outstanding execution of this strategy! We also thank our client for giving us this opportunity to represent him and be a part of his journey! 

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

How Sobirovs Can Help You

If you’re a visionary global entrepreneur seeking to relocate to Canada, we’re here to assist you. Our dedicated team will analyze your unique circumstances and goals, crafting a tailor-made immigration strategy that aligns with your goals. With our expertise in Canadian business immigration law, we’ll guide you through the complex process. Schedule a 1-hour strategy meeting today!

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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.
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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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