Live webinar June 19, 2023 at 12:00pm EST
OR available available video recording


Stanley Leo


3 hours


Canada’s Business Immigration pathways are very limited for those seeking direct access to permanent resident status. For those who intend to immigrate to Canada through the establishment of a business starting with a work permit however, there may be helpful pathways that can serve as a stepping-stone towards eventual permanent resident status. One such pathway is as a Free Trade Agreement Investor which is available to citizens of most countries that have a reciprocal Free Trade Agreement with Canada. This course will cover the foundational basis of Investor work permits in law, the practical requirements of applying as an Investor, and considerations for transitioning an Investor work permit holder to permanent resident status.

  • Introduction
  • Key Criteria for Free Trade Agreement Investors
    • Legal Basis
    • Main Criteria
  • The Application Process for Free Trade Agreement Investors
    • When to Apply as a Free Trade Agreement Investor
    • How to Apply
  • Transitioning to Permanent Residence
  • Case Studies
  • Question and Response

For Lawyers and Paralegals

Law Society of Ontario
• Substantive Hours: This program is eligible for up to 3 hours

Law Society of British Columbia
• Approved for 3 CPD credits

Law Societies of Alberta, Manitoba, Newfoundland, New Brunswick 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 3 CPD hours
• Video recording valid until June 19, 2024




  • Attendance at the live three hour webinar
  • Access to the course materials
  • Ability to watch the webinar until  December 31, 2024
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.