Sean G McKinsley, Managing Partner, Nikola Misina, Partner, and Steve Paolasini, Senior National Vice President, Canada Immigration and Visa Services, proudly congratulates our clients for receiving an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Permanent Residency in Canada.

Kim, CEO of Apex Rock Energy

Kim received her Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) last week, October 28th. She entered the Express Entry system and was selected today for an Invitation to Apply for Permanent Residence in Canada.

ELVEDEN-HOUSEKim is an avid traveler and has visited Canada multiple times. She particularly enjoys Calgary, Alberta for its beautiful weather and sceneries. Kim will be relocating to Calgary, Alberta from her current residence in New York, USA. With her years of career experience in the areas of investments, market research and market expansion (among several other diverse skill sets) in China and the US, Kim will undertake the role of CEO of Apex Rock Energy Ltd.  Kim is under the Owner Operator Pathway and has received a 200-point High Wage LMIA  while in the United States of America, which allowed her to achieve a score of 624 CRS points in the Express Entry System. This enabled her to be fast-tracked through the Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) Program of Express Entry to be invited to become a Permanent Resident of Canada.

Apex Rock Energy Ltd. is a Canadian natural resources company incorporated in the province of Alberta and extra-provincially registered in the Province of British Columbia. Apex Rock Energy Ltd. has physical offices in Calgary, Alberta and Vancouver, BC. 

For more information about Kim and Apex Rock Energy, please visit; 

Jamie, President and General Manager of Jamie Chan Math & Music Learning

Jamie Chan is a Hong Kong Citizen and has over 2 decades of professional, teaching, and managerial experience in the education industry of her native country.  She is highly skilled; holding a master’s degree in Education and is comfortable in three widely spoken languages: English, Mandarin (Chinese) and Cantonese. She is a stellar performer on the piano, and is skilled in teaching music and mathematics. She decided to take the Owner Operator pathway with CIVS earlier this year.

JC Math & Music Learning is a tutoring and extra-curricular educational institution that focuses on Music Theory, Piano Instruction (All ages), Mathematics (Elementary and High School students) and Language – Cantonese & Mandarin (All ages).  

JC Math & Music Learning has a headquarters, centrally located in Calgary.

For more information about Jamie Chan and JC Math & Music Learning, please visit: 

CIVS is delighted that both Kim and Jamie received their Invitation to Apply for Permanent Residency in Canada today. 

Permanent Residents of Canada can become Canadian citizens in about 3 years and have many of the privileges shared by all Canadians including universal health care, top-notch education, and a first-class lifestyle.


We also want to thank everyone for making our acclaimed publications about business investment immigration and the Owner Operator Pathway to Canada top-ranked through Amazon books. These publications include the following:

  1. Owner Operator LMIA Guidebook
  2. Owner Operator LMIA Guidebook Hong Kong Edition
  3. Intra Company Transferees (ICT) Guidebook
  4. How to Find LMIA Jobs in Canada, Start-up Visa Guidebook 
  5. The Rural Alberta Advantage for Investor Immigrants
  6. Why Immigrants Should Choose Alberta, Canada for Permanent Residence

These publications may be supplemented by purchasing an extended resources version through our website 

The extended version online is suited for those individuals who wish to see examples of real-life submissions to the government of Canada under the Owner Operator program.

There are also additional resources available for digital download via including sample business plans, template documents and video tutorials.

We also provide professional service packages on an hourly and flat fee basis.

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

Nikola Misina, Partner
RCIC & ICCRC Member R524218
Office: +1-587-400-3350
Fax: +1-587-400-4515
WhatsApp: +1-587-893-7427

Steve Paolasini, Senior National Vice-President, B. Eng
Office: +1-587-400-3350
Fax: +1-587-400-4515
WhatsApp: +1-587-703-9805