RCICs and The Business Immigrant – 6 CPD Hours

$180.00 (plus tax)

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Event Title: RCICs and The Business Immigrant – 6 CPD Hours

Event Date: This live webinar was conducted on August 1 2018 from 11:00 to 17:30 (Eastern Time).

There was be a total of 6.5 hours of live, interactive webinar time including 30 minutes of break.

The 30 minutes of break are not counted as CPD hours.

Cost: $180 for this webinar or part of our CPD Bundle. 

Instructor: Andrew Carvajal, LL.B / B.C.L., M.A., B.A.

Attendance: Live Webinar. A video of the event is now available.

Organization: RCICCPD by Full Skills Exam Prep. These webinars are accredited by the ICCRC and the Law Society of British Columbia for CPD hours.  

Language: English

Here is a free sample of the lesson:

Agenda: This is the breakdown of the upcoming event.

  • The initial client interview
    • Ruling out federal and provincial programs for skilled workers
    • Attributes that make good business immigrants
    • Net worth and investment amounts
    • Relevant experience
    • Investment into new vs. existing company
    • Opening an affiliate of foreign company
    • Client’s goals of temporary vs. permanent residence
  • Intra-company transfers (ICTs)
    • Advantages and disadvantages
    • Qualifying relationship between Canadian and foreign company
    • Qualifying relationship between employer and foreign worker
    • Qualifying positions
    • Mergers and acquisitions
    • Start-ups
    • Variations to ICTs under international agreements
    • NAFTA, Chile, Korea
    • Colombia, Peru
    • CETA
    • Work permit specifics: test, place of application, duration
    • Using ICT experience to boost Express Entry application
  • Treaty investors
    • Advantages and disadvantages
    • Corporate nature of investment
    • General requirements – NAFTA example
    • Substantial investment
    • Relationship between foreign worker and investment
    • Place of application and duration of work permit
    • Variations with other treaties
    • Business visits for investors under CETA
    • Work permit specifics: test, place of application, duration
    • Using investor experience to boost Express Entry application
  • Owner/Operator LMIA
    • Advantages and disadvantages
    • LMIAs generally
    • Owner/Operator advertising variation
    • Controlling interest in the business
    • Not in a position to be dismissed
    • Temporary entry resulting in creation/retention of employment opportunities or skills transfer to Canadians and/or permanent residents
    • Language requirements
    • Foreign worker’s past experience
    • Start-ups
    • Dealing with ESDC and preparing clients for communications with government officers
    • Work permit specifics
    • Using work experience to boost Express Entry application
  • Federal programs for permanent residence
    • Start-Up Visa
      • Support by designated organization
      • Ownership requirements
      • Language requirements
      • Settlement funds
      • Advantages and disadvantages
        • Expectation vs. reality
      • Self-employed category
        • Relevant experience
          • Athletics
          • Cultural activity
          • Managing a farm
        • Selection criteria
        • Advantages and disadvantages
  • Provincial Nominee Programs for permanent residence
    • Different iterations: Expression of interest, work permit, direct permanent residence
    • Overview of net worth and investment amounts
    • Ontario
      • Corporate vs. entrepreneur stream
    • Quebec
      • The only investor program left
      • Entrepreneur and self-employed worker program
    • British Columbia
    • Alberta
    • Saskatchewan
  • The importance of the right business plan for an application
    • Guest lecturer – Phil Cohen, a business plan expert from StrategicElement
    • Elements of a business plan & understanding how they tie together
    • Strategy depending on the application
    • Preparing your client:
      • Initial assessment of business
      • High-level checklist
      • Time: more than most realize
      • Developing a concept vs. writing a plan
    • Credibility and feasibility
      • Validating projections and demand
      • Understanding the local market
    • Working with a third-party planner
      • Red flag issues
      • Review process
      • Choosing a planner
  • Ethical issues
    • Competence
      • Complexity of applications
      • Engaging the right experts
    • Conflicts of interest
      • Employer vs. employee
      • Doing business with client
    • Tax and other non-immigration implications
  • Q&A


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