Sean G McKinsley, Managing Partner, Nikola Misina, Partner, and Steve Paolasini, Senior National Vice President, Canada Immigration and Visa Services, proudly congratulate our clients for their approvals in Prince Edward Island and British Columbia as for being granted High Wage LMIA approvals  and Work Permit under the Owner Operator category of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program.

Owner Operator LMIA Approvals

We want to congratulate our dear friend and client, Lokendra, who is the Owner Operator and Restaurant General Manager of Chez Island Group (“Chez Char”). Lokendra is a Nepalese national who connected with CIVS after disappointment with a failed application by his past immigration counsel. CIVS assisted Lokendra with a recalibration of the file and applied under the appropriate program. The LMIA  is approved and Lokendra is free to take additional steps for resettlement to Canada with his family.

Chez Char Family Restaurant is in Wellington, Prince Edward Island.

From Coast-to-Coast, CIVS is Canada’s national immigration firm specializing in helping entrepreneurial newcomers live the Canadian dream.

Lokendra was approved back-to-back for the week of November 3, 2020. CIVS assisted  Lokendra in applying on July 24, 2020. He received his interview request on October 31  and was approved today, November 3rd.  As the Restaurant General Manager of Chez Char, Lokendra received additional CRS points, and will likely be selected for PR through Canada’s Express Entry system as a Federal Skilled Worker on the next upcoming Express Entry draw. The Owner Operator Pathway requires that your business is fully operational and is designed to support entrepreneurial newcomers like Lokendra in living the Canadian dream. It’s our privilege now to assist Lokendra in applying for his and his family’s Work Permit and Permanent Residence in Canada.

We want to encourage our clients and friends to visit Lokendra and Chez Char Family Restaurant at:

Website:   | Phone: 902-854-2704

Location: 16 Commercial Street, Wellington, PE C0B 2E0

Work Permit Approval for New Delhi Owner Operator, Narinder, CEO of Pro-M Consulting Ltd. WP approved at the Peace Arch Land Border Crossing – October 30, 2020

We also want to congratulate another one of our clients and friend, Narinder (India national), who is the CEO and Director of Pro-M Consulting. Pro M Consulting is a Canadian success story working on large scale projects all over the world. Narinder ji is a dear friend and New Delhi Promises Made, Promises Delivered businessman who attended the Owner Operator business seminar conducted by Canada Immigration and Visa Services (CIVS) Canoscope in October 2019.

CIVS assisted Narinder’s family with an opportunity to start a Canadian business and apply to work and resettle in Canada. Promises Made have been Promises DeliveredNarinder ji and family are now resettled in their beautiful home in Coquitlam, BC. The Owner Operator Pathway has allowed our dear friends and clients to live the Canadian dream.

We want to encourage our clients and friends to visit Narinder and Pro M Consulting at:

Website:   | Phone: 778-822-5269

Location: 205 – 6628 152 Street Surrey, BC

You, too, can become an Owner Operator like Lokendra and Narinder. Contact us today. 


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