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OWNER/OPERATOR LMIA

ABOUT THE OWNER/OPERATOR LMIA FEDERAL WORK PERMIT PROGRAM

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WORK PERMIT FIRST WITH THE CANADIAN IMMIGRATION AUTHORITIES, NO FIRST STEP PROVINCIAL APPROVAL REQUIRED, PERMANENT RESIDENCY APPLICATION UNDER THE EXPRESS ENTRY VISA CAN BE FILED AFTER 12 MONTHS OF BUSINESS OPERATION IN CANADA

  • You must have an intermediate level in French or English of 5.
  • Your minimum investment once in Canada must be determined in your business plan but is likely to be for a minimum of CAN$100 000.
  • Keep in mind that you invest in your own business.

Basically, it’s a work permit that allows you to work in Canada by establishing your own firm / creating your own employment.

If your application meets all the requirements and clearly demonstrates benefits for the Canadian economy, the Canadian authorities will issue a positive LMIA and you will be granted a work visa by the Canadian immigration authorities.
 
Since the Owner/Operator creates jobs in Canada with their business investments, the government can provide LMIA exemptions to simplify this type of immigration process.
 
Since within the Owner/Operator category, you are investing in the Canadian economy and potentially leading to the creation of new jobs for Canadians, the Government of Canada may consider LMIA exemptions to simplify this type of immigration process.
 
Based on your Business Management background, we will assess your options and determine the best suitable scenario amongst the following:
 
i- Start your own business (Desjardins Lawyers will assist you in developing your business idea);
 
ii- Become a majority shareholder of an active Canadian Company (Desjardins Lawyers will share with you existing business opportunities);
 
iii- Buy a Canadian Franchise (Desjardins Lawyers will submit to your attention a list of available and admissible Canadian Franchises).
 

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Exempt from Lengthy LMIA Procedure

Reside Anywhere in Canada

Increases Express Entry CRS Score by Up to 250 Points