2018 EXPIRED: RCICs and The Business Immigrant – 6 Hours (expired for ICCRC CPD purposes but still a great learning tool)

$180.00 $100.00 (plus tax)



Event Title: RCICs and The Business Immigrant – 6 Hours (expired for ICCRC CPD purposes but still a great learning tool)

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: You are purchasing a video of this event. You will have access to the videos in your account indefinitely, so if you need to review any of the material in the future, you can simply log in and watch the video of the event again. Remember that you need to watch the videos within 90 days of the original event in order to count these towards your ICCRC CPD requirements. Kindly note that these hours do not count towards your 2019 CPD requirements.

Organization: RCICCPD by Full Skills Exam Prep. These webinars are accredited by the ICCRC and the Law Society of British Columbia for CPD hours. This video no longer counts towards CPD requirements.

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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