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Owner Operator LMIA

The Owner Operator pathway allows foreign nationals the ability to secure a work permit which then can lead to permanent residency. For this program, the business owner must have the majority controlling shares in the company and prove that their role within their organziation is significant and the company is not able to secure a Canadian to fulfil this role. The processing time for Owner Operator applications can be shorter than other pathways, but that is all dependent on the applicant’s specific circumstances. At Bright Immigration+, we are committed to providing you with the support and service you need, from start to finish.

Owner Operator Program

Eligibility Requirements:


Financial assets to launch or purchase a
business in Canada.

Several years of business experience.
The business must employ at least one Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
A score of at least 5 on the Canadian Language Benchmark Test (CLB) in speaking, listening, reading, and writing competencies in English or French.