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BUSINESS IMMIGRATION

Business people, entrepreneurs, investors, self-employed persons, Canada is calling for you. There are a variety of immigration pathways and extensively used programs available.

Through these wide range of programs Canada aims to attract successful business minded individuals to promote economic development. Successful immigrants can enjoy unrivaled quality of life and benefits such as nationalized health care, affordable first-class higher education for their families and a national pension system that provides security upon retirement.

If you are an entrepreneur or investor with business acumen and venture capitalist skills then there are programs available that will take you on the path towards Canadian citizenship.

Entry categories

Citizenship Immigration and Canada has developed this program to seek mutual beneficial economical opportunities and increase access to expanding markets. If you are a businessperson with extensive experience and relatively high net worth then you may be able to apply under one of the following categories:

Entrepreneurs

Programs available include: • Federal Start-up Visa Program • Quebec Entrepreneur Program • Provincial Entrepreneur Programs

Investors

Individuals with certain net worth and investment capital for injection into Canadian economy may apply to various programs including Quebec Immigrant Investor Program as well as other Entrepreneur streams under Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP)

Self-Employed

• Self-employed individuals with significant experience in operating a business within the fields of trades and other professions are able to take advantage of this program: • Federal Self-Employed Persons Program • Quebec Self-Employed Category • Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) for Self-Employed (PNP) (PNP)

Our experience with various business applicants allows for better preparation of your file. There are many opportunities for business applicants, and we can uncover the best strategy that is specialized for your needs.

Quebec Immigrant Investor Program

Highlights of requirements

01.

Must enter into investment agreement with financial intermediary that has signed participation agreement with Ministère and with Investissement Québec – Immigrants Investisseurs Inc. • Financial Intermediary is responsible for making investment contribution on your behalf

02.

• 2 years management experience obtained within the last 5 years prior to application

03.

• Net Worth of at least $2,000,000 CAD. Can be combined net worth of spouse / de facto spouse accompanying you to Quebec • Must show legal proof of net worth

04.

• French Language proficiency: • Equivalent to level 7 or above according to the Échelle québécoise des niveaux de compétence en français (Québec scale of French proficiency levels).

05.

• Investment Obligations: • Within 5 days following request from Ministère, financial intermediary must make 5 year term investment of $1,000,000 CAD and financial contribution of $200,000 to Investissement Québec – Immigrants Investisseurs Inc. • The investment is guaranteed by the Gouvernement du Québec. • At the end of your investment, your financial intermediary will reimburse the amount of $1,000,000 CAD without interest, within 30 days.

We have extensive knowledge of full requirements that you will need to meet as a successful applicant. Please contact one of our specialists to help you navigate the requirements to ensure your applications meet the necessary terms. We also work with a network of registered financial intermediaries that can facilitate the necessary investment obligations to Investissement Québec – Immigrants Investisseurs Inc. 

Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) for Business Investors

Immigrate as a business investor in the Provinces

 Manitoba: Business Investor Stream (BIS) 

  • Net worth of $500,000 CAD

  • Minimum investment is $250,000 CAD for businesses situated in the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region

  • Minimum investment is $150,000 CAD if a business is situated outside of the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region.

 BC Entrepreneur Program 

  • Net worth of $600,000 CAD

  • Establish an eligible new business or buy and improve an existing business

  • Make an eligible personal investment of at least CAD$200,000 in the business

  • Create at least one new full-time job for a Canadian citizen or permanent resident

 Saskatchewan Entrepreneur Program 

  • Net worth of $500,000

  • At least 3 years relevant business experience obtained in the past 10 years

  • Plan to invest a minimum of $300,000 (CAD) in Regina and Saskatoon, or a minimum of $200,000 (CAD) in all other Saskatchewan communities.

There are several streams that may meet your financial status and obligations. Contact our consultants for an extensive review of your application criteria to ensure we can assist to select the program that will be most successful for your immigration to Canada.

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