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Expert Advice from Phil Mooney Regarding the Recent Changes to the LMIA Owner Operator Program

Phil Mooney | LMIA Owner Operator Program

The official ESDC announcement made in February regarding changes to the Labour Marketing Impact Assessment (LMIA) Owner Operator program raised more questions than it answered. In order to help our partners, clients, and potential immigrants considering the program better understand these changes, we invited Canadian immigration expert Phil Mooney to discuss this issue in depth in a live webinar.

Phil joined us to get into detail on what these changes really mean and how they will impact pending and future LMIA owner operator cases. You can watch the full video, or skip right to the topic related to your most pressing concern. Here is an overview of the topics covered:

A brief history of business immigration programs in Canada.

A brief history of the LMIA program specifically.

Overview of the proposed changes leading up to the February announcement and what actually changed.

The LMIA owner operator program is not closed.

The impact on the job advertising requirement.

LMIA alternatives, including LMIA exempt programs like C11 Significant Benefit and C12 Intra-company transferee (ICT).

The importance of the business plan in these applications.

Brief recap of what is going on and some final advice.

Q&A session with the live participants.

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The full fate of the new changes is likely to be determined in court in the months and years to come. In the meantime, it is imperative to follow the guidance of professionals, like Phil, who fully understand the implications on the current immigration landscape, and to consider suitable alternatives that may be more advantageous.

Whether you – or your client(s) – have decided to start or continue an application for the LMIA Owner Operator program, or any other business immigration path in Canada, we’re here to help. In addition to our immigration business plan writing services, we also provide assistance with initial idea selection, business concept reviews for the most popular PNPs, and preliminary market research services. Regardless of where you’re at in your immigration journey, our team is here to simplify the process.

Guest Biography

Phil Mooney has over 20 years of experience as an immigration consultant in Canada. He was the first CEO of the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC) and has previously served as President of Canadian Association of Professional Immigration Consultants (CAPIC). Phil is still working in immigration today, currently as a strategic advisor at Auray Capital.

Disclaimer: Joorney Business Plans Canada is not an immigration consultant, lawyer, or advisor and cannot be held responsible for damages incurred from the use of this information. If you require more information about a program, please contact a registered immigration professional.

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