Sean G McKinsley, Managing Partner, Canada Immigration and Visa Services (CIVS), alongside prominent Central Alberta entrepreneur, James Carpenter, proudly announce the opening of another successful Owner Operator business in Didsbury, Alberta.

The team at CIVS, Steven J Paolasini, Nikola Misina, Connie Kwok, Anne Serrano and Kimberly White, want to thank General Manager, Deborah Solda and Chef Eric for an extraordinary sneak-a-peek Grand opening on Thursday, September 3rd, 2020.

We especially acknowledge the presence for the ribbon cutting opening:

Rhonda Hunter, Mayor of Didsbury
Blaine Calkins, Member of Parliament for Red Deer – Lacombe
Rebecca Sutherland, National Bank of Canada
Didsbury Council: Dorothy Moore, Erhard Poggemiller, Curt Engel, Mel Crothers
Didsbury Administration Officials: Ethan Gorner, Kris Pickett, Phil Boucher
Sundre Officials: Linda Nelson, Jon Allan

We also wish to recognize special guests:

Gordie Reimer, Reimer Business Group
Rhonalyn Carpenter, Carpenter  Group of Companies
Darlene Carpenter
Brandon Carpenter
Chris Garanganga, Bank of Montreal
Renny Klinot, Capex
Mark Felzmann, Cooperators
Markus Mak, HSBC
Ram Chengkalath, Chengkalath & Company, Chartered Professional Accountants
Linda Hoppe, Seminars for Health
Neville & Joan Marshall
Delana McKinsley and family
Joyce McCot
Rees Griffith
Jodie Omstead and Coby Kippert
Jolene Kirk
Cindy Tippe
Scott Harvie
Marty Mennear
Christopher Von Vegesack,
Jean and Cory Van Gelder
Betty Ann Fountain
Jill & Cole Harvie
Tom & Jan Mennear
Matthew Swinamer
Ron Prefontaine
Garry Hansen, Hansen Company
Tina Yao
Deepinder Wirk
Kerry & Brad Towle

About the Owner Operator Pathway:

The Owner Operator pathway is an efficient process by which foreign nationals may permanently resettle to Canada by starting or purchasing a business.

For the  Owner Operator LMIA investor immigrant pathway, the process can be summarized in the following manner:

  1. Become a majority shareholder in an eligible Canadian business or prepare to start your own business in Canada.
  2. Submit an application for an Owner Operator LMIA to ESDC (Service Canada) for approval with the support of a professional RCIC (Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant).
  3. Once a positive LMIA has been achieved, apply for a Work Permit through an RCIC with the approved LMIA that will be valid for the next 1-2 years.
  4. Now that you have a positive LMIA and valid work permit, you can own and operate your business in Canada. During this time, while consulting with an RCIC, you can apply for permanent residency to Canada through Express Entry or a Provincial Nominee Program depending on your credentials and situation.

Of course, before purchasing or investigating starting a business, Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) should be obtained so you can travel in and out of Canada. 

The owner-operator LMIA stream may be the best pathway for you and your family to immigrate to Canada, especially if you have an existing business, experience in business, and relatively high net worth. For more information on the Owner-Operator LMIA pathway, please visit the Business Entrepreneur Immigration section on our website or our Blog which has an extensive amount of content and articles to help inform you of the process. Specifically, the article linked here outlines the step by step process for the Federal LMIA Owner Operator Pathway to Permanent Residency for business owners. 

Immigrating to Canada as Business Owner – Owner Operator LMIA Step by Step

For more information on being a Canadian investor immigrant and obtaining permanent residency, please contact us.

Sean G McKinsley, Managing Partner & Founder
RCIC & ICCRC Member R529731
Office: +1-587-400-3350
Fax: +1-587-400-4515
WhatsApp: +1-587-703-9805
Email: sean.mckinsley@civs.ca

Nikola Misina, Partner
RCIC & ICCRC Member R524218
Office: +1-587-400-3350
Fax: +1-587-400-4515
WhatsApp: +1-587-893-7427
Email: nikola.misina@civs.ca

Steve Paolasini, Vice-President, B. Eng
Office: +1-587-400-3350
Fax: +1-587-400-4515
WhatsApp: +1-587-703-9805
Email: steve.paolasini@civs.ca