How a Jordanian Entrepreneur Succeeded in Business Immigration to Canada

Are you a foreign entrepreneur looking to immigrate to Canada and start your business? We’ve got an inspiring success story for you! Our team at Sobirovs recently helped a Jordanian businesswoman obtain a 2-year work permit under the C11 Significant Benefit category. She arrived in Canada with her family in February 2023 and is currently working on building her dream business in Canada.

This success story proves that Immigration Canada continues to approve C11 work permit applications following the policy changes announced in November 2022.

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The Details of This Case

Meet our client from Jordan, an experienced entrepreneur with over 10 years of experience managing construction projects and on-site engineering work. She started her construction company in Jordan in 2020 and, with the help of our team, established a Canadian corporation intending to create job opportunities, offer bathroom renovation services in Canada and generate continued economic stimulus for Canadians in the years to come.

  • Our team and the client agreed to work on the business immigration application in March 2022, covering the whole family. We helped the client incorporate her Canadian corporation in the province of Ontario.
  • We finalized a thorough business plan for the corporation in September 2022 after conducting diligent market research and several iterations of the business plan.
  • We then submitted a robust C11 work permit application package covering the client, her spouse, and two children in September 2022.
  • By October 2022, we received the biometrics collection letters.
  • On January 4th, 2023, we were informed about the approval of all applications of the client and her family members.

Finally, on February 9th, 2023, the client and her family arrived in Canada, and their work and study permits were issued at a Canadian airport.

It took approximately 5 months from the application date to obtain a positive result for the client and her family. We consider it an excellent outcome in terms of processing time, as there were additional requests by Immigration Canada that we had to handle.

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3 Main Takeaways From This Case

1 – Foreseeing possible issues: One of the most common concerns foreign entrepreneurs raise is how their country of citizenship will affect their Canadian visa applications. In this case, the client’s spouse and children were Syrian citizens, and we expected that Immigration Canada might request additional information about the spouse. As expected, the request for additional information came in late November 2022, and we prepared a thorough response to Canadian authorities in early December 2022, addressing every issue raised by the authorities. As a result, the client’s spouse was issued a work visa on his Syrian passport.

2 – Financial commitment to your Canadian business: We understand that financial commitment towards your Canadian business can be a significant concern for foreign entrepreneurs. In this case, the client had invested more than $30,000 as seed capital to fund initial business operations in Canada and allocated another $189,000 to finance her business further. In total, she has more than $219,000, sufficient to financially support her Canadian company’s operations in the initial years.

Depending on the nature and location of your Canadian business, your financial commitment may vary. Because federal business immigration programs do not provide a minimum investment amount, the most important criterion is that your committed funds must be sufficient to run a viable business in Canada. Therefore, discuss with your Canadian immigration lawyer how much funds you need to allocate and commit to your business in Canada. To help our clients with this task, Sobirovs’ team spends considerable time researching the business, industry and location. We guide our clients on this issue with reliable data and consistently share our insights on different locations across Canada when it comes to running a viable business.

3 – Making significant steps in your Canadian business: We encourage foreign entrepreneurs to adopt the “business first” approach. Our client followed our recommendations by taking substantial and important steps in implementing her business plan. She invested more than $30,000 as seed capital to fund initial operations, connected with construction/renovation contractors in the Greater Toronto Area for potential collaborations and secured an office location in the western part of Toronto.

These steps reflect the “business first” approach we encourage clients to embrace. Some foreign entrepreneurs may see investing cash before obtaining visas or arriving in Canada as counterintuitive. We disagree. We believe that the genuineness of your intention to run a business in Canada is demonstrated when you adopt the “business first” approach. Therefore, in this case, we are glad that our client followed our recommendations and took serious steps to implement the business plan in Canada. When you do business first, visas and immigration become a natural progression.

How We Can Guide You in Your Business Immigration

We offer transparent and holistic guidance if you want to run a business in Canada. Our lawyers don’t shy away from highlighting the weaknesses of your case and propose the best ways to eliminate them and prepare your best visa application package.

Let’s discuss your goals and devise a solid immigration strategy. Book your 1-hour Strategy Meeting with our team today and start your journey toward Canada!

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Peter Gromer
Peter Gromer
Competent, perfectly calibrated to our needs and on top of that very kind immigration consulting expertise. Nity is the best!
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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.
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Juliet Eke
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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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sunday okunbor
Our PR journey in Canada has been full of ups and downs, but Sabirovs Law Firm was there for us every step of the way. The wealth of experience that the Sabirovs team possesses has made a significant impact on the manner in which they assess the problems and the technicalities. They took care of everything for us, from getting LMIA clearance to submitting ITA documents to getting PR approval. My family and I would want to express our gratitude for the support and help that you have provided, as well as the positive experience we have had working with the Sabirovs' team.
Dinesh Soundararajan
Dinesh Soundararajan
The Professional Immigration Law firm with every member structured approach . The knowledge and how they convey the experience to customer is to the dot. I have come across many consultants but take my word Sobirov is best in the Industry ,I wish them to address other immigration clients too apart from Business Immigration. I declare the Top Lawyer in country is Feruza Djamalova based on how she approached my request and tracked me this short and successful path
Yu Chee T
Yu Chee T
Sobirovs Law Firm helped my family member greatly throughout her PR application process. A big thank you to Feruza, Yulia and the team for their professional assistance. We couldn't be more grateful of Sobirovs Law Firm's help.
Bryan Le
Bryan Le
I am absolutely thrilled to share my heartfelt appreciation for the remarkable services provided by Sobirovs Law Firm, especially Feruza and her team. From the moment I engaged with them, it became evident that I was in the hands of consummate professionals who truly care about their clients and possess an unparalleled mastery of immigration law. Navigating the complex world of immigration can be overwhelming, but Feruza and her team made the entire process seamless and stress-free. Their team of attorneys and legal experts displayed an extraordinary level of knowledge and proficiency. Their attention to detail and commitment to staying updated with the ever-evolving immigration regulations is truly commendable. One of the standout features of Sobirovs Law Firm is their dedication to personalized service. They treated my case as unique, taking the time to understand my individual circumstances and crafting a tailored strategy that best suited my needs. This personal touch not only reassured me but also demonstrated their genuine concern for my successful immigration journey. Communication is often the key to any successful partnership, and Feruza and her team excels in this regard. They maintained clear and open lines of communication throughout the entire process. My questions were always answered promptly and comprehensively, making me feel informed and empowered every step of the way. Furthermore, Feruza and her team demonstrated a remarkable track record of success. Their expertise ensured that my case was meticulously prepared, minimizing the chances of any setbacks. This level of diligence and thoroughness is a testament to their unwavering commitment to achieving positive outcomes for their clients. In conclusion, I wholeheartedly recommend Sobirovs Law Firm to anyone in need of immigration assistance. Their expertise, personalized approach, and genuine care for their clients make them an invaluable partner in what can often be a complex and challenging journey. My experience with Sobirovs Law Firm has been nothing short of exceptional, and I am truly grateful for their unwavering support.
Mohamed Faraaz Yusuf
Mohamed Faraaz Yusuf
Sobirovs got me my C11 work permit in 2021 and permanent residence August 2023 Process started in 2020 and ended now Thanks to All at the firm


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