Business Immigration

Canada offers several business immigration programs to attract experienced business people and entrepreneurs who can contribute to the Canadian economy. Current business immigration programs in Canada include:

  1. Start-Up Visa Program:
    • This program is designed for entrepreneurs who have innovative business ideas and the potential to create jobs in Canada.
    • To be eligible, applicants must secure funding and support from a designated Canadian investment organization.
  2. Self-Employed Persons Program:
    • This program is for individuals who have relevant experience in cultural or athletic activities and intend to be self-employed in Canada.
    • Applicants must demonstrate that they have the intention and ability to establish a business that will make a significant contribution to cultural or athletic life in Canada.
  3. Entrepreneur Immigration Programs (Provincial Nominee Programs – PNPs):
    • Different provinces in Canada have their own entrepreneur immigration programs, each with its own criteria.
    • These programs often require applicants to establish or invest in a business in the province and actively manage its operations.
  4. Quebec Immigrant Investor Program:
    • Quebec has a unique immigration program for investors. It requires applicants to have a high net worth and make a passive investment in a government-approved investment fund. Knowledge of French language is also required.
  5. Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP):
    • This program is designed to attract skilled workers and international graduates to the Atlantic provinces (New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island).
    • The AIPP includes a component for entrepreneurs, allowing them to start or purchase a business in one of the participating provinces.


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