US company finds a new beginning in Canada

Jenny Rokhline
August 26, 2022
One country's draconian immigration policies help fuel Canadian economy.

Smith ran a very successful company in the United States. He was growing steadily, gathering various investments and sponsoring various foreign workers to come and join his tech company in the United States. He was on his way up hoping one day to move to the Silicon Valley. Unfortunately, the US immigration policies that started changing rather rapidly put a stop to his plans.

Smith’s foreign workers started facing issues renewing their work visas. Other professionals whom he hoped to bring from overseas could no longer qualify for the work visas. Everywhere Smith looked he saw thick walls rising up for him to successfully run his tech company. Frustrated he called Legally Canadian for some immigration advice.

Business immigration in Canada has been booming since 2016. The calls from the United States government towards keeping immigration low, limiting issuance of visas and slapping various fines on employers has been fueling Canadian tech immigration. Smith’s case was not overly complicated. We need to determine the easiest way for him to come to Canada to continue his operations.

We found three separate options for Smith to move his company to Canada. All three were easily accessible to Smith, but varied in terms of documents preparation and complexity of the process. Smith selected an option to open a subsidiary in Canada for his US business and submit applications to transfer himself and some of his employees to Canada. Luckily for Smith, Covid19 pandemic played zero role in his ability to continue his business. We helped with making sure his business plan was reasonable and made sense, outlined the benefits of bringing Smith and his company to Canada. In record time Smith’s application was approved.

So what happened?

Smith has moved majority of his operations to Canada, along with some of his US employees. He is currently looking to hire some Canadians to fill various position at his Canadian subsidiary, and is also applying for LMIAs to bring other professionals who were refused US visas. We are excited to see how US “rejects” are enriching our Canadian economy.

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