All posts and information regarding the Federal Owner Operator LMIA pathway for immigration to Canada for business owners, investors and operators.

Starting a Business in Canada – The process for foreigners and non-residents

If you are a foreigner (foreign national) and non-resident of Canada, this guide will outline the process of how you can start a business in Canada as a non-citizen. Upon starting a business in Canada, there is a pathway to permanent residency as the majority owner of a Canadian corporation. Please see this article on [...]

Owner-Operator LMIA Success Story and Case Study – Rocky  

*The name of this successful business immigrant and the business he operates have been changed for confidentiality reasons.  Rocky’s Story Rocky is an Indian Citizen and was born in Mumbai (Bombay) India. He studied Electronics Engineering at the University of Bombay and after graduating; accepted a promising job offer in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. For the first few years of [...]

Canadian Immigrant Investor (Golden Visa) Alternative 

The Canadian Immigrant Investor Program was created by the Government of Canada to facilitate the immigration of business entrepreneur investors and their families. It was a very popular program however it was terminated on June 19th, 2014 leaving many immigrants left without an option to settle in Canada through this pathway. To be eligible and considered under the Immigrant Investor Program at the [...]

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

Canada Immigration and Visa Services https://civs.ca/contact-us/ WhatsApp:  +587-703-9805 Head Office Calgary, Canada: +1-587-400-3350 | Vancouver: +1-604-259-2516 | Toronto: +1-647-952-0639 UK Toll Free: +44-800-368-8695 | info@civs.ca Managing Director, Sean G McKinsley, Email sean.mckinsley@civs.ca Immigrating to Canada as a Business Owner - Owner Operator LMIA Labour Market Impact Assessment Pathway - Step by Step May 21, 2019 [...]

Possible Timeline to Immigrate to Canada Under the Owner Operator LMIA Stream of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program

Potential Timeline for Coming to Canada as an Owner Operator By Sean G McKinsley, BA, RCIC, Managing Director, Canada Immigration and Visa Services (CIVS) Often, we are asked what the timeline will be for coming to Canada under the Owner Operator stream. Here is one scenario, in a step-by-step process. In this scenario, you are a [...]

Starting Your Business in Canada – Use Owner Operator LMIA Pathway to Permanent Residence

Starting Your Business in Canada By Sean G McKinsley, BA, RCIC, Managing Director, Canada Immigration and Visa Services (CIVS) Coming to Canada under the Owner Operator Pathway is 2-Staged Program The Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) program is a suitable vehicle to facilitate the admission to Canada of a foreign owner, following the sale of a Canadian [...]

Canada Welcomes Business Owners & Entrepreneurs

Come to Canada as a Business Owner Investor https://civs.ca/investor-immigration Sean G McKinsley, B.A., RCIC, Managing Director at Canada Immigration and Visa Services specializes in owner-operator business immigration to Canada. https://civs.ca/…/investment-immigration-pathway-to-canada-… An Overview of the Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) Owner-Operator Pathway: The Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) program is a suitable vehicle to facilitate the admission [...]

Investment Immigration Pathway to Canada – Owner Operated LMIA Stream: Opportunities

By Sean G McKinsley, B.A., RCIC, President and Managing Director, Canada Immigration and Visa Services https://civs.ca/ Introduction Business investors with business experience and capital to invest have several pathways to choose from in order to immigrate to Canada. Several immigration lawyers and officials have described the Owner/Operator Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) as the most [...]