In the recent days, the Canada government was facing several issues related to issuing of work permits to entrepreneurs and self-employed who were seeking PR in future. To resolve all the related issues, the Canadian Government has issued a confirmation regarding the categories of self-employed persons and entrepreneurs who may be qualified for a Canada work permit prior to obtaining Canadian permanent residency.
If a business person or a self-employed candidate has received a nomination under the business category, and his PR application is not in process yet, he can be authorized to claim a C11 work permit as an initial permit. The updated instructions state that this principle is applicable in the following scenarios:
In both of these scenarios, the government acknowledges that the individual is seeking eventual permanent residence and that entry to Canada and its labour market before permanent residence is granted may be mutually beneficial.