Vietnamese IT Manager Moves to Canada by Purchasing a Franchise

From Vietnam to Canada with a Purchase of a Franchise 

A Vietnamese IT department manager with over 10 years of experience 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 main business immigration priorities were as follows:

  • locate an appropriate franchise opportunity in Canada with enough customer traffic and local product demand;
  • use Client’s previous management skills for business development;
  • the Client wanted to immigrate to Canada in 2021; and
  • the Client wanted to bring his family (a spouse and 2 children) to Canada with him.

After assessing and researching possible franchise options, our business immigration lawyers proposed various franchise opportunities to our Client. The Client decided to pursue a franchise opportunity in Ottawa, Ontario where he would take over existing operations in September 2021

The Timeline of the Case

In order to be eligible for a suitable business immigration pathway, our Client invested in purchasing the Ottawa-based franchise. Through such investment, our Client and his spouse became eligible for work permits. Their children became eligible for student visas and study permits. The Client signed a Letter of Intent in April 2021 and we assisted him to incorporate his Canadian business in Ontario on May 10, 2021.

After the investment, our business immigration lawyers submitted a visa application under the C11 program to the Canadian Visa Office in Ho Chi Minh City on June 7, 2021. The medical examination request was made on July 19, 2021. The Client underwent significant difficulties completing the medical exams due to the pandemic lockdown in Vietnam. We helped him request an extension of the medical exam deadlines which was kindly granted by the Visa Office.

The Client’s Work Permit application was eventually approved on October 18, 2021. The Client and his family arrived in Canada on December 1, 2021, just enough time to settle down and welcome the new year in a new country!

Lessons Learned from this Case

Many foreign entrepreneurs tend to overlook franchise immigration options in Canada. However, this option provides many benefits for business immigration, some of which are listed below.

  • Franchised businesses usually have a higher success rate and lower risks of failure;
  • Franchise owners can skip the startup stage. Once you are granted authorization to work in Canada, your company can start generating revenue immediately;
  • Franchise locations do not have to build up their brand as the franchisor has already done so for the franchisees;
  • Franchise owners and their employees receive adequate training and are equipped with the necessary knowledge about the business and how to manage it;
  • Newcomers don’t know the Canadian market, and therefore, obtaining support from an established franchise organization about marketing and advertising is the best strategy to increase business volume; and   
  • Being part of a franchise will increase your business’ purchasing power which means you can purchase a large amount of inventory at a lower cost. 

You can learn more about franchise business immigration with us.

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

Our business immigration lawyers have extensive experience with helping foreign clients immigrate through the purchase of a franchise. We propose the most suitable options based on our knowledge of franchise options in Canada and on our comprehensive research. We take into account our clients’ experience, education, and skills to maximize the success of their immigration goals. We help our clients at every step of their immigration journeys, and we always take pride in bringing new families and new businesses to Canada.

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

  • 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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