Can The CEO Of A Real Estate Company In Malaysia Pursue Business In Canadian Provinces?

A friend in Malaysia owns a real estate development company that would like to open an office in Canada to pursue real estate development in several provinces.  Is it possible for my friend, who is the CEO of the company, to obtain a work permit in Canada?  

If the Malaysian company incorporates a Canadian subsidiary or affiliate, it could send an employee to Canada provided the company meets a number of important requirements.  The company would need to provide a business plan which outlines the details of the Canadian operation. It may be difficult for the CEO of a company to send himself/herself to Canada, as it would be hard to understand who would run the Chinese company in his/her absence.  Full details should be discussed with our immigration consultants to understand the specific legal requirements.