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

Alberta Immigration Program: Rural Renewal Immigration Program

The Rural Renewal Immigration Program prioritizes AINP (Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program) applications from foreign nationals who are committed to living and working in smaller communities throughout Alberta. As per Jason Kenney, 32,000 newcomers could come into Alberta through this program. Just like the Morden Community Initiative program of Manitoba which the Rural Renewal program is based on, it has been reported that 20% of all new [...]

Alberta Immigration Program: Rural Entrepreneur Immigration Program

This Rural Entrepreneur Immigration Program would allow communities to pair with immigrants who want to start and manage their businesses in small towns. As per Minister Kenney, “Rural communities are facing population and stagnation and decline.” “This is exacerbated by many older business owners not having interested buyers to take over their businesses.” With this program, immigrants can have at least 51% [...]

Alberta Immigration Program: International Student Entrepreneur Program

The International Student Entrepreneur Program will allow foreign graduates of Alberta post-secondary institutions to start or acquire their own business with a provincial nomination pathway to permanent residency. Foreign business owners and entrepreneurs who create jobs for Albertans and improve the economic activity of this province will have a pathway to permanently resettle here. When an international student [...]

Four New Provincial Alberta Immigration Nominee Programs

https://youtu.be/0Mz5EFPTS-E   The province of Alberta as outlined in the UCP Platform (Government of Alberta) mandate is soon ready to announce four (4) new Alberta Provincial Immigration Programs that will operate through the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) and Alberta Express Entry. We are excited to share our thoughts and understanding of each program [...]

Alberta Immigration Program: Foreign Graduate Startup Visa

This is one of the most exciting proposed programs that truly has the capability to position Alberta as a world leader in IT and Technology Startups. The proposed Foreign Graduate Startup Visa Program is designed to offer a fast track pathway to Canadian Permanent Residency for foreign graduates of top American universities who wish to launch their startup in Alberta. There are countless, highly educated, brilliant foreign graduates of top universities in the United States, from some of the most elite [...]

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 [...]

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 (golden visa) 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 [...]

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 | 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 By Sean G McKinsley, [...]

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