Indian Executive Moves from the UAE to Canada By Purchasing a Franchise

An accomplished senior executive from the UAE contacted us to advise him on purchasing a franchise in Canada. The client’s budget was between CAD $300,000 and CAD $350,000. The facts of this business immigration case were as follows:

  • The client had senior executive experience in the construction industry and management of properties;
  • The client wanted to use his previous experience in the business development of his Canadian franchise;
  • One of the main goals of the client was to immigrate to Canada in 2022;
  • The client and his family are citizens of India but have been living in Dubai for several years; and
  • The client wanted to bring his spouse and their child to Canada with him.

Our business immigration lawyers conducted considerable research and assessment of possible franchise options, which were proposed to the client. The client decided to pursue a promising franchise opportunity with a recognized North American painting franchisor. The existing franchise was located in the Kitchener-Waterloo area. 

The Timeline of the Case

To be eligible for a business immigration pathway under Canadian law, our client invested in purchasing the franchise. Our client’s investment made him and his spouse eligible for Canadian work permits, and their child became eligible for a student visa. 

The client signed a Letter of Intent to purchase a franchise on 22 March 2021. Then, our business immigration lawyers incorporated the business on 23 November 2021.

The immigration application was submitted on 2 February 2022 under the C11 Entrepreneur Work Permit program. The application was quickly approved on 29 March 2022.

The client received a work permit, his spouse obtained an open work permit, and their child received a study permit.

Lessons Learned from the Case

Franchise business immigration is one of the great options for foreign entrepreneurs looking to do business in Canada. When approaching buying a franchise, clients will have two options. One is to take over an existing franchise location and the second one would be to open a brand-new franchise location. Our client in this case chose to take over an existing one.

There are a few benefits of pursuing this option:

  • Existing franchise businesses already have an existing location, which saves you time and money on searching for and securing commercial property;
  • You have an opportunity to interview and talk to the seller, which means you can gain sales data and confirm the profitability of the business;
  • You can conduct third-party analysis to strengthen your understanding of the existing client base and the viability of the franchise location;
  • You will generally already have the staff needed to run the franchise, making the start-up process much easier; and
  • With an existing franchise, you will be able to generate income from day one.

On the other hand, there are advantages of buying a NEW franchise location:

  • A new franchise will have a clean reputation in the community and will not have any pre-existing negative operational habits;
  • You will most definitely receive new equipment when opening a new franchise; and
  • Sometimes new franchise locations are less expensive because you are not getting an existing client base and cash flow.

Why You Should Choose Sobirovs as Legal Advisors for Your Business Immigration to Canada

Buying a new or an existing franchise can be uncharted territory for any entrepreneur. Especially when that entrepreneur is from outside of Canada. At Sobirovs, we rely on our extensive business knowledge and numerous successful business immigration cases to find perfect solutions for you and your family. 

In 2021 alone, we served 453 individuals in business immigration-related cases! We provide tailor-made solutions that are specific to you, your business, and your background. Our business immigration lawyers provide the highest client care in the industry and are with you from start to finish of your immigration journey.

Take these 3 steps to learn more about your business immigration possibilities and let’s team up to achieve your goals today:

  • Step 1: Check your eligibility for business immigration programs using our Free Instant Assessment tool.
  • Step 2: Check our fees using our Fee Calculator. Don’t worry if the fees estimated by the Fee Calculator seem too high. We can give you a discount if your case is strong.
  • Step 3: Book a 1-hour Strategy Meeting with our senior business immigration lawyer to discuss your immigration case in more detail. If we take you as our next client after this meeting, the fee you paid for the meeting will be applied towards our legal retainer.

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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.

We have worked with & represented clients from all walks of life. Always just one call – or click – away, weʼre happy to help you begin your & your familyʼs journey to Canada.

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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.
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
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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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