Vietnamese Hospitality and Food Enterprise Expands to Canada

Vietnamese Hospitality and Food Enterprise Expands to Canada

Our client, a successful Vietnamese company specializing in the hospitality and food industry, decided to open a restaurant in Vancouver, Canada. They contacted us about possible business immigration options for their General Manager. The client had a budget between CAD $250,000 and CAD $300,000. The facts of this case were:

  • The Vietnamese parent company has been in operation for over 17 years with a very well established presence in Hai Phong City;
  • The company employs over 100 employees and generates almost CAD $900,000 in yearly gross revenue;
  • The subsidiary company intends to open a fast-casual authentic Vietnamese dining restaurant in Vancouver. The Canadian company will utilize parent’s company restaurant systems, processes, menu, and expertise;
  • Once the Canadian restaurant is operational and the subsidiary company has built a solid and reputable brand, the company intends to expand the business across Canada;
  • The General Manager is a minority shareholder of the parent company. He has over 12 years of extensive senior managerial experience and will be responsible for starting Canadian operations; and
  • An additional goal of this case was to bring the General Manager’s family with him for the duration of this employment in Canada.

After careful consideration of the facts and the goals of the case, our business immigration lawyers proposed to pursue the Intra-Company Transfer Work Permit process under LMIA Exemption Code C-12.

Timeline of the Case

Our business immigration lawyers incorporated the Canadian subsidiary on 28 June 2021. Then, on 30 October 2021, we submitted the Intra-Company Transfer immigration application. 

The IRCC delayed the decision on this application due to the spouse being unable to provide updated medical records. The IRCC requested new medical records because the submitted results were unclear. Due to the lengthy COVID-19 lockdown in Vietnam, the spouse was unable to obtain new medical records for a considerable time, which delayed the processing of the entire application. Nonetheless, the new medical records were submitted in mid-February 2022.

The application was approved on 4 March 2022. The client received a work permit and the spouse received an open work permit. Their two children received temporary resident visas which allow them to attend world-leading public schools in Canada.

Lessons Learned from the Case

We take cases from clients from around the world. Every case that we take is truly different, not only in the country of origin but also in its facts, business objectives, and personal details. This means that every case brings its difficulties that must be addressed in order to receive a successful result.

In this particular case, the delay was caused by the inability to update the medical records due to the lockdown. In these kinds of situations, our business immigration lawyers try every route to communicate with IRCC and the client. We stayed in constant contact with the immigration officers in order to keep the application going and eventually achieve a successful result.  

We believe that foreign businesses help the Canadian economy. It brings us the most satisfaction and fulfillment when we see our clients’ businesses thrive and help to grow Canada’s economy.  

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

We have helped numerous foreign businesses expand to Canada. We have dealt with virtually every scenario imaginable when it comes to expanding businesses to Canada. Our expertise in business and corporate immigration are here to serve you! We always develop tailor-made solutions for our clients in order to achieve their business objectives and outermost client satisfaction.

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