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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Our Clients Say…

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.
Siarhei Vasilyeu
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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