Sean G McKinsley, Managing Partner, Nikola Misina, Partner, and Steve Paolasini, Senior National Vice President, Canada Immigration and Visa Services (CIVS), proudly congratulates our clients for receiving Invitations to Apply (ITA) for Permanent Residency in Canada, an Owner Operator LMIA approval, a Work Permit approval and a Confirmation of Permanent Residence.
From Coast-to-Coast, CIVS is Canada’s national immigration firm specializing in helping entrepreneurial newcomers live the Canadian dream.
Owner Operator Success Stories – Invitations to Apply for Permanent Residence in Canada
Adam, General Manager of IT Services Company
Adam received his Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) last October 22nd. He entered the Express Entry system and was selected on November 18th for an Invitation to Apply for Permanent Residence in Canada.
Adam (Australia and Czech national), who is the General Manager of an IT Services Company. Adam’s company distributes licensed product software that specializes in international payroll and business productivity solutions. Adam is under the Owner Operator Pathway and has received a 200-point High Wage LMIA while in the Australia, which allowed him to achieve a score of 473 CRS points in the Express Entry System. This enabled him to be fast-tracked through the Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) Program of Express Entry to be invited to become a Permanent Resident of Canada.
For more information about Adam and his IT Service Company, visit: Special Bulletin – October 24th
Captain Gurdeep, CEO of Captains Nook
Captain Gurdeep received his Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) last January 27th. He entered the Express Entry system and was selected on November 18th for an Invitation to Apply for Permanent Residence in Canada.
Captain Gurdeep is originally from Amritsar in Punjab. He has earned the nickname “the Captain” because of his work experience, training and knowledge as a merchant marine captain. A successful business operator in his home country of India, Captain Gurdeep decided he wanted to bring those business skills to Canada and immigrate to the lower mainland with his family. Less than 1 year ago, Captain Gurdeep, through the assistance of CIVS, purchased a flagship convenience store and began to build out and develop the concept for the Captain’s Nook. Most recently, the flagship store has been renovated and expanded to include the offerings of a Chester’s Chicken franchise, offering some of the best-fried chicken in the lower mainland.
Captain Gurdeep is under the Owner Operator Pathway and has received a 200-point High Wage LMIA while in Canada, which allowed him to achieve a score of 609 CRS points in the Express Entry System. This enabled him to be fast-tracked through the Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) Program of Express Entry to be invited to become a Permanent Resident of Canada.
For more information about Captain Gurdeep and Captain’s Nook, please visit: Captain’s Nook
Nilotpal – Another Work Permit Success Story with Invitation to Apply for Permanent Residence
Nilotpal received his Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) last year. He entered the Express Entry system and was selected on November 18th for an Invitation to Apply for Permanent Residence in Canada.
Nilotpal (Indian national) is currently a Cook in Sooke, BC. Nilotpal was under the Permanent Residence (PR) LMIA Approval of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program and has received additional points from LMIA approval and work experience in Canada, which allowed him to achieve a score of 476 CRS points in the Express Entry System. This enabled him to be fast-tracked through the Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) Program of Express Entry to be invited to become a Permanent Resident of Canada.
For more information about the journey of Nilotpal in Canada, please visit: https://civs.ca/2020/03/welcome-to-canada-another-work-permit-success-story-congratulations-to-mr-nilekar-and-mr-das/
Owner Operator LMIA and Work Permit Approval for a Peruvian Owner Operator, Gandy, CEO of SBe Wholesale Flower Company
We also want to congratulate another one of our clients and friend, Gandy (Peruvian national), who is the CEO and Director of SBe Wholesale Flowers in Calgary, AB. SBe Flower Company is a Canadian company that imports flowers from across the globe to Canada. SBe Flower Wholesale Company is Calgary’s primary and ethically sourced wholesale/import floral company with a passion for design and unique style. Known for their vast selection of products, with impeccable freshness, they help businesses provide the best products to customers.
Gandy moved to Canada to work as a material handler while she worked on her English skills. In 2014 she was promoted to the Chief Floral Designer position within the company, and now in 2020, she has executed the purchase of the company and now the CEO and director of SBe Flowers Wholesale.
Gandy was approved for an Owner Operator LMIA last November 14, 2020. CIVS assisted Gandy in applying early this year. She received her interview request on November 2 and was approved November 14th. As the CEO and Director of SBe Wholesale Flowers Company, Gandy received additional 200 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 Gandy in living the Canadian dream. It’s our privilege now to assist Gandy in applying for her Permanent Residence in Canada.
We want to encourage our clients and friends to visit Gandy and SBe Flower Wholesale Company at:
Website: https://sbeflowers.com/ | Phone: 403-277-1828
Location: 2104 Kensington Rd NW #6, Calgary, AB T2N 3R7
You, too, can become an Owner Operator like Adam, Captain Gurdeep and Gandy. Contact us today.
Congratulations – Confirmation of Permanent Residency for our friend and client, Monty Singh, originally from Amritsar, India. This was facilitated through PR LMIA arranged by CIVS and also Express Entry Nomination by Alberta.
We also want to congratulate another one of our clients and friend, Monty (Indian Citizen) for receiving his Permanent Residency.
In 2019, Sean G McKinsley, Nikola Misina and the team at CIVS Canada Immigration and Visa Services, assisted Monty with his LMIA–supported job in the beautiful town of Lake Louise, Alberta as his pathway for resettlement to Canada. On March 19, 2020, amidst the worldwide economic slowdown from COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Monty received the selection for a 600-point Express Entry pathway by Province of Alberta. The addition of 600 points to Monty’s application made it a mathematical certainty that he would receive his Invitation to Apply (ITA) through the Federal Express Entry system for Permanent Residency. Yesterday, after only 6 months in processing his application for Permanent Residency, Monty received his Confirmation of Permanent Residence document. Monty will now receive his PR card and his passport will be counterfoil identifying his status as Permanent Resident of Canada. Monty will now be eligible to apply for Canadian Citizenship after 2.5 years.
Read more about:
Celebrating Success with CIVS – Videos of our Successful Clients from Amritsar, India on their Journey in Immigrating to Canada
Success Stories: Owner Operator LMIA Approval and Work Permit Approval from New Delhi and Mumbai
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:
- Owner Operator LMIA Guidebook
- Owner Operator LMIA Guidebook Hong Kong Edition
- Intra Company Transferees (ICT) Guidebook
- How to Find LMIA Jobs in Canada, Start-up Visa Guidebook
- The Rural Alberta Advantage for Investor Immigrants
- Why Immigrants Should Choose Alberta, Canada for Permanent Residence
These publications may be supplemented by purchasing an extended resources version through our website https://civs.ca/resources/
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 https://civs.ca/resources/ 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:
- Become a majority shareholder in an eligible Canadian business or prepare to start your own business in Canada.
- 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).
- 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.
- 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, a 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
Nikola Misina, Partner
RCIC & ICCRC Member R524218
Steve Paolasini, Senior National Vice-President, B. Eng
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