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Are you an entrepreneur, business owner, a high net-worth individual or a business, considering immigrating to Canada? If you are planning to make a large investment in a business located in Canada, or move your business to Canada or wish to establish your own business in Canada, you may be eligible to become a Canadian permanent resident. To navigate complex immigration requirements, you can rely on Sobirovs Law Firm for legal assistance.

We provide immigration services and business consulting services to:

  • Business owners who want to relocate to Canada;
  • High-net worth individuals seeking permanent residence in Canada
  • Multinational companies moving teams to Canada;
  • Canadian companies hiring foreign workers; and
  • New start-up companies moving to Canada.

If you or your business belongs to one of these categories, you are welcome to explore the solutions that we offer as well as read the sample cases that we recently handled below. Our skilled team, high standards and wide-ranging experience have resulted in success at every level of the immigration process for our past clients. Now we are ready to assist new clients with efficient, cost-effective & practical solutions. With our help, you get all the paperwork done right the first time and prevent unnecessary delays.

1. Services for business owners

We offer the following immigration & business services to business owners of businesses outside of Canada who intend to immigrate to Canada:

Immigration Services

We help business owners, managers and key employees of foreign companies and their family members to:

  • Obtain Canadian work permits.
  • Transition to permanent residency.
  • Obtain Canadian citizenship.

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We help business owners and businesses:

  • To move their successful business to Canada and get all the benefits of being a Canadian company.
  • To move their key employees to Canada.
  • To buy a new business in Canada to increase profitability.
  • By providing strategic business advice to help the company’s profitability in North America.
  • By facilitating the establishment of networks with other companies and the formation of strategic connections in the Canadian market to ensure smooth entry and profitability.

Example of a case that we handled

In October 2017, a 52-year old Egyptian man, who owned a successful company in Egypt, approached us with a request to assist in his company’s expansion into Canada. He held a Bachelor’s degree in economics, spoke English at an intermediate level, and had been self-employed in the previous 10 years. He wanted to relocate to Canada to run a business and permanently settle down there with his family.

Here is how we assisted this client to obtain permanent residency in Canada:

  1. November 2017, we opened a branch of the Egyptian company in Toronto, Canada.
  2. December 2017, we applied for a work permit for the primary owner of the company and his family.
  3. February 2018, the work permit was approved for the owner and his family members, and he moved to Canada.
  4. From February 2018 to February 2019 (1 year), the owner actively operated his business in Canada.
  5. February 2019, the Canadian company became eligible to support the owner’s permanent residency application.
  6. February 2019, the owner’s application for permanent residency was submitted.
  7. September of 2019, the owner’s (and his family members’) application for permanent residence was approved by the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

2. Services for high-net-worth foreign individuals

We offer immigration services and business consulting services to high- net-worth individuals seeking permanent residency in Canada.

Immigration Services

We provide legal services to high net-worth individuals and their families to help them to:

  • Obtain work permits to work in Canada;
  • Obtain Canadian permanent residency; and
  • Subsequently obtain Canadian citizenship.

Business Consulting Services

We provide high net-worth individuals with the following business consulting services:

  • Assistance to identify and buy a business in Canada for profit-making and immigration purposes;
  • Help to write up a business plan that will be accepted by the Canadian immigration authorities;
  • Help to register and maintain a Canadian company;
  • Help to comply with employment and other laws in Canada;
  • Providing strategic business advice to help the company’s profitability in North America;
  • Helping to establish networks with other companies and to make strategic connections in the Canadian market to ensure smooth entry and profitability.

Example of a case that we handled

In August 2018, a high-net-worth, 42-year old Turkish man approached us with a request to assist him with buying a profitable business in Canada. He wanted to immigrate to Canada through the investment route. The man held a bachelor’s degree and had been employed by a leading company in Istanbul, Turkey, in a managerial position for the preceding 5 years. His 2 children were attending schools in Toronto, Canada, and he wanted to relocate to Canada to do business and permanently settle there with his family.

Here is how we assisted this high net-worth client:

  1. Between August 2018 and October 2018, we identified 3 potentially profitable businesses that were for sale in Toronto, Canada. Our team:
    • examined each company’s tax filings for the previous 3 years;
    • reviewed the most recent GST filings to determine the amount of current sales;
    • visited the locations where the businesses were operating; and
    • spoke with the owners about the reasons why the businesses were being sold.

We also reviewed all the important documents and paperwork to ensure that the businesses did not have any “surprise” obligations and had all licenses, permits and agreements necessary to stay operational. Based on our report, the client selected one most promising business for purchase.

  1. From November 2018 to December 2018, the purchase and sales transaction for the business was completed. Per the agreement, the former business owner remained in the business for another 3 months while the new owner obtained necessary authorizations from the Canadian immigration authorities.
  2. In January 2019, we applied for an Owner/Operator LMIA (Labor Market Impact Assessment) for our client.
  3. In February 2019, the Owner/Operator LMIA was approved.
  4. In March 2019, the client applied for a work permit to work in Canada.
  5. In June 2019, the client’s Canadian work permit was approved.
  6. In July 2019 – the client applied for permanent residency under the Express Entry program, using the 200 points obtained from the job offer made by his own company in Canada.
  7. In April 2020, the client’s application for permanent residency was approved by the Canadian immigration authorities.

3. Services to multinational companies expanding to Canada or moving teams to Canada

We offer immigration & business consultancy services to multinational companies expanding to Canada or moving teams to Canada

Immigration Services

To help multinational companies to expand or move their teams to Canada, we help them:

  • To move their teams to Canada.
  • To obtain work permits and travel authorizations in Canada for the executive team and key personnel.
  • To obtain Canadian permanent residency for their foreign workers in Canada and their family members.
  • To stay compliant with immigration laws and employment regulations concerning foreign workers.
  • By performing compliance audits.

Business Consulting Services

When multinational companies need to move to Canada, we help them:

  • With a new company registration in Canada, and setting up the Canadian branch and operations.
  • To comply with employment and other business laws in Canada.

Example of the most recent case that we’ve handled

In June 2018, we were approached by a multinational company based in Turkey that had recently expanded to Canada. They requested us to assist one of their key employees to relocate to Canada to manage the Canadian operations.

Here is how we assisted this multinational client:

  1. In December 2019, we requested and received, from the client, the documents for the employee that was to be transferred to Canada, the corporate documents for the Canadian branch and the foreign company where the employee had been working.
  2. In January 2020, we submitted a work permit application for the client’s key employee as an Intra-Company Transferee.
  3. In February 2020, the foreign worker’s application to work in Canada was approved by the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.
  4. March 2020, the foreign worker arrived in Canada and collected his 2-year work permit.

Services to Canadian companies hiring foreign workers

We provide Canadian companies hiring foreign workers with immigration and business consulting services.

Immigration Services

Our immigration services for Canadian companies include assistance with:

  • Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) applications.
  • Preparing job offers for foreign workers.
  • An initial application, or extension of, Canadian work permits.
  • Supporting foreign workers in their permanent residency applications.
  • Compliance audits.

Business Consulting Services

Our business consulting services for Canadian companies include:

  • Recruiting services for LMIA purposes;
  • Help to comply with employment and other laws in Canada;

Example of the most recent case that we handled 

In December of 2019 we were retained by a medium-size construction company operating in Toronto, Canada, to assist them to hire 10 foreign workers and apply for Labor Market Impact Assessment due to the shortage of skilled workers in the construction industry. This company also requested us to handle the LMIA recruitment process completely.

Here is how we assisted this client:

  1. In December 2019, we advertised the positions on 5 different recruitment platforms, including the JobBank.
  2. In January 2020, we screened the applicants and selected the top 10 applicants for the client to review and interview. Once the interviews were over, we prepared a recruitment effort report and provided the resumes of all candidates for future reference.
  3. In February 2020, we submitted the LMIA application for 10 positions for our client.
  4. In March 2020, (yes, we were lucky to have our LMIA processed so fast), we received an email from the LMIA processing officer inviting the client for the telephone interview.
  5. In March 2020, our lawyer and the client jointly attended the telephone interview with the LMIA officer, where they discussed our recruitment efforts, business needs and employment terms for the foreign workers.
  6. In March 2020, the client company’s LMIA application was approved.

Start-up companies moving to Canada

We provide immigration and business consulting services for start-up companies moving to Canada.

Immigration Services

Our immigration services for start-up companies moving to Canada include assistance with:

  • Work permit applications.
  • Permanent residency applications under the Start-Up Visa Program.

Business Consulting Services

Our business consulting services for start-up companies includes:

  • Assistance with getting support from designated organizations (incubators, angel investors, Venture Capital, etc.)

Example of the most recent case that we handled

In June 2019 we were retained by a company from Iran that wanted to move their startup to Canada. They had already obtained a support letter from a designated incubator program in Toronto, Canada. The owners of the company required assistance with work permits and permanent residency in Canada under the Start-Up Visa Program.

Here is how we assisted this client:

  1. In June 2019, we applied for work permits for the owners of the company.
  2. In August 2019, we submitted the application for permanent residency for the foreign owners of the company.
  3. In December 2019, the application for permanent residency was approved by the IRCC.

Why businesses and business owners need legal assistance

Foreign companies and individuals can apply for immigration on their own. However, the process is expensive and slow and depends on the assessment made by third-party officials. Since immigration laws, policies and procedures change with time, the immigration officers have to take the new changes into account. If any officer makes an undesirable decision, lawyers can challenge them based on current laws. That is why it is wise to work with immigration lawyers like Sobirovs Law Firm. When we present our clients’ cases clearly and concisely, the processing is simplified and expedited.

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