Live webinar  October 13, 2021 @ 12:00 PM EST
OR available available video recording

Stanley Leo


4 hours


SUMMARY: Business owners who need to come to Canada to work have a variety of pathways to obtain work permits.  This course will provide a review of the requirements as well as practical advice for some of the more popular pathways, namely the Intra-Company Transfer, Free Trade Agreement Investors and the Owner Operator LMIA.

  • Canadian Business Immigration Summary
    • Permanent Residence vs. Temporary Residence – Business Immigration in Canada
    • Understanding the Client’s Situation and Goals
  • Intra-Company Transfers
    • Basics of the Intra-Company Transfer​
    • Applying for an Intra-Company Transfer
  • Free Trade Agreement Variations
  • Maximum Work Permit Durations for Intra-Company Transfers
  • Free Trade Agreement Investors
    • Basics of Free Trade Agreement Investors
    • ​Applying for a Free Trade Agreement Investor
  • Owner-Operator LMIA
    • Basics of the Owner-Operator Variation
    • ​Applying the Owner-Operator Variation
    • ​Applying for the Work Permit
    • Common Problem Areas​
    • Future of the Owner-Operator Variation
  • The Work Permit Pathway’s Impact on Permanent Residence
    • The Express Entry System​
    • Other Considerations

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Law Society of Ontario
   • Substantive Hours: This program is eligible for up to 4 hours

Law Society of Saskatchewan
   • Approved for 4 CPD hours

Law Society of British Columbia
   • Approved for 4 CPD credits

Law Society of New Brunswick
   • Approved for 4 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

Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council
   • Approved for 4 CPD hours
   • Video recording valid until January 13, 2022

Pending further accreditation

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Your Instructor

Stanley Leo

Barrister & Solicitor - Certified Specialist

Immigration Lawyer, Lowe and Company LLP

Born in Singapore, Stan moved to British Columbia with his family and has called the province home ever since. Stan graduated from Simon Fraser University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science before graduating from the University of Manitoba with a Juris Doctor. Before joining Lowe & Company as an associate, he articled at a mid-size Vancouver full-service business law firm and then worked briefly at a law firm in the Tri-Cities primarily practicing residential real estate law.  Stan was called to the Bar of British Columbia in 2012.

Stan has had the opportunity to assist people from all over the world with various Canadian immigration and citizenship matters including work authorizations, study permits, skilled worker immigration including federal and provincial programs, family sponsorships, criminal inadmissibility and citizenship.

In addition to Stan’s immigration practice, he has taught on immigration matters including but not limited to business work permits such as LMIA applications based on the Owner Operator advertising exemption.