Live webinar June 24, 2022 @ 1:00 PM EST
OR available available video recording


Jeffrey S. Lowe


2 hours


With the demise of the Owner Operator LMIA Work Permit, Immigration practitioners are left with limited options for their business immigrant clients. While CUSMA, CETA and CPTPP have provisions for citizens of member countries to obtain Work Permits as Investor/Operators, most foreign businesspeople in countries like India, China and others do not.

The C11 Entrepreneur/Self Employed Work Permit is a rarely used Work Permit category which may be a very useful option for many foreign businesspeople to come to Canada. In addition, a C11 Work Permit may help applicants obtain Arranged Employment points for Express Entry.

But with limited guidance on this, can it really help replace the Owner Operator LMIA?

In this Seminar, Jeffrey S. Lowe will explore the C11 Work Permit:  The Big Picture; The Legal and Policy Basis; Applying the Law and Policy; Building the case;  and Practical Matters.

  1. The Big picture
  • Introduction: What is the C11 Work Permit?
  • How rare is this? C11 Work Permits issued in the past 5 years
  • Where: Which Provinces were the C11 Work Permit Holders destined to?
  1. The Legal Basis and Policy Basis
  • Regulation 205 (a): “Significant Benefit”
  • C11 Policy” Entrepreneurs and Self Employed
  • Ministerial Instructions: Why are they important?
  • What is “Significant economic, social or cultural benefit”?
  1. Applying the Law and Policy
  • What kind of Businesses can qualify?
  • How much money do you need to invest?
  • What % Ownership do you need to have?
  1. Building the Case
  • What documentation would you use to support your application?
  • The Business Plan
  1. Practical matters
  • Where can you apply for this?
  • How long can you get a work Permit for?
  1. Q & A


For Lawyers and Paralegals

Law Society of Ontario
   • Substantive Hours: This program is eligible for up to 2 hours

Law Society of British Columbia
   • Approved for 2 CPD credits

Law Societies of Alberta, Manitoba, Newfoundland and Nova Scotia
  • For members of these Law Societies, consider including this course as a CPD learning activity in your mandatory annual requirements 

For Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants

College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants
• Approved for 2 CPD hours
• Video recording valid until June 24, 2023

Currently Awaiting Further Accreditation

Purchasing Options

Single Course


• Attendance at the live two hour webinar
• Access to the course materials
• Ability to watch the webinar until  December 31, 2023


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