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There is no shortage of business immigration opportunities for foreigners looking to move their families and companies to Canada. One such option is the C11 Self-Employed/Entrepreneur Work Permit.

The C11 Work Permit was designed to help entrepreneurs, self-employed individuals, and temporary workers come to Canada. The permit aims to draw talented foreigners who can contribute significant benefits to Canada’s residents, culture, and economy.

If you are an entrepreneur or self-employed person looking to move to Canada for business, the C11 Work Permit may be an outstanding opportunity for you. However, there are many hoops to jump through and requirements to meet in order to be considered for C11 Work Permits. One false step and your entire application could be thrown out, requiring you to consider whether to start again.

Luckily, you do not have to navigate Canada’s complex immigration system alone. Loft Immigration Services Inc has over a decade of legal experience assisting hundreds of clients with their business immigration needs. Regulated and authorized by the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC), our firm has the knowledge to guide you in the pursuit of your goals.

Prospective clients are encouraged to contact our law office to schedule a free case evaluation at any time.

What Type of Businesses Qualify for C11 Work Permits?

While not all business types are eligible for C11 consideration, numerous others are encouraged to apply.

Eligible businesses include but are not limited to:

  • Aerospace, robotics, and life science companies.
  • Automotive businesses.
  • Biochemical and chemical engineering companies.
  • Chimney sweepers.
  • Financial services.
  • Food and drink producers.
  • Forestry companies.
  • Holiday merchandise retailers.
  • Home, pool, and garden services.
  • Movers and relocation services.
  • Outdoor activity companies.
  • Personal trainers.
  • Tourism companies.

What Are the Basic Requirements for C11 Permit Consideration?

In addition to working in one of the eligible fields, an applicant must also meet the following requirements to be considered for a C11 Work Permit.

Firstly, you must establish that you have the necessary skills and work background to develop the business you are hoping to launch in Canada. That, or you must purchase an existing business and either improve or maintain a successful business track record. Whether you create or purchase a business in Canada, you must own 50% or more of the business.

In your application, you must include a business plan. The immigration officers will review your business plan and decide whether it is feasible to achieve. It helps if the business plan is meaningful in some way, either culturally or economically, while also benefiting the citizens and residents of Canada.

You must have some of the money and infrastructure planning in order. This may include rounding up investors, signing agreements with local suppliers, furnishing office space, contacting vendors, and making plans for the employees you’ll need to hire.

All these steps are important. Some of them may require years of hard work and can only be accomplished by the entrepreneurs themselves. However, other elements like the business plan can benefit from the assistance of experienced C11 Work Permit lawyers. The lawyers and legal staff of Loft Immigration Services, Inc. would be happy to lend our experience and knowledge as you begin the process of meeting the basic requirements for C11 Work Permit consideration.

What Does “Significant Benefit to Canada” Entail?

Entrepreneurs and self-employed individuals looking to start a business in Canada are required to show that their business will have a “Significant Benefit to Canada.”

Whether your business will be of benefit to Canada is assessed by the following:

  • Are you establishing a long-term business that intermittently requires your physical presence?
  • Is your business going to help the local economy grow? Will it benefit the citizens of Canada and its permanent residents?
  • Do you have the necessary language skills in English or French to operate the business in Canada?
  • Is your business of a temporary or seasonal nature?
  • Do you possess the background and skills necessary to make your business venture a success?
  • Does your business plan show that you’re prepared for the difficulties and responsibilities of launching your business in Canada?
  • Have you taken steps to solidify your business plan by contacting vendors, signing on investors, developing a staffing plan, or picking out an office location?

At the end of the day, the immigration officer wants to ensure three main points. Will it contribute to the advancement of a particular industry? Will it benefit Canada’s economy? Or conversely, will it have a negative impact on the national or provincial economy?

Contact Loft Immigration Services Inc to Schedule a Free Consultation with Our Experienced Legal Team

C11 Work Permits are valuable business immigration tools for entrepreneurs and self-employed individuals looking to start or buy a business in Canada. Like most things in the immigration system, however, applying for and getting approved for a C11 Work Permit is not a simple venture. There are several requirements to meet, and your business plan must be realistic and enticing to immigration officers.

Loft Immigration Services Inc can help.

Our Greater Toronto-based law firm has over a decade of experience helping clients just like you achieve their dreams of owning and operating businesses in Canada. We offer personalized ongoing legal support, which can save you time and money on your journey into Canadian business. Our law firm employs innovators, knowledgeable legal minds, and one of Canada’s foremost business immigration consultants. As your legal counsel, we shall always endeavor to treat you and your goals with the proper respect you deserve. We believe that integrity, transparency, and a client-first approach are necessary tenants to creating a strong and reputable law firm.

To schedule a free consultation, please call our office at 647-495-3724.