The Application Process
Once we have identified that you qualify for this program, there will be 3 general phases to the application process:
01. THE OWNER OPERATOR LMIA APPLICATION
This is when you provide your business idea to Services Canada, the government agency who will review your idea and subjectively decide if you will contribute positively to the Canadian economy and labour market.
02. THE WORK PERMIT APPLICATION
This is when you request a work permit for yourself and permits for you family to move to Canada and start operating your business. This can be done after receiving your Owner Operator LMIA.
03. THE PERMANENT RESIDENCY APPLICATION THROUGH EXPRESS ENTRY
The Owner Operator LMIA will provide you with points that will be added to the other points you accumulate through age education, work experience, and language skills. If your points are high enough to be invited by Immigration Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), we will prepare a permanent residency application for yourself and your family.
The timeline for this entire process can vary depending on factors such as: the processing times for the Owner Operator LMIA, the processing times of the office that will issue your work permit and the processing times to get your permanent residency. In total, the process usually takes about 2 years from beginning to end.
The North Horizon Immigration team will assist you in preparing the most compelling application to properly describe how your business project will enhance the Canadian economy and labour market to receive your Owner Operator LMIA. We will also prepare your work permit application and permanent residency application. We will assist you along the way to maximizes your chances of success in Canada.
The services we offer include:
Prepare a Business Exploratory Trip to Canada (when possible, after COVID19)
Coach you on how to keep track of important administrative aspects of your project in Canada including: Bookkeeping - Tax obligations - Human Resources -
- Busines license registrations - Bank account opening
Connect you with a network of professionals required for your success such as: Accountants - Corporate lawyers - Marketing experts - Web designers
We will also review your family members’ immigration status to ensure they will also be involved during the process
Assess your profile for eligibility in the program
Prepare the Business Plan for your project in Canada
Prepare the LMIA application
Research your industry of choice in Canada to assess the contributions you will be making
If you feel like this immigration program fits your lifestyle and career goals, we invite you to book a consultation with our regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant, Rita Benkhalti, and start your project today!