Canada Business/Investor Immigration
If you are a business person or manager looking to immigrate to Canada, the Business/Investor Immigration Programs may be an important fast-track Canadian immigration option for you.
Business immigration seeks to attract individuals with business and/or managerial experience who will contribute to the development of the Canadian economy.
If youre looking to make an investment in Canada or to start/acquire a business in Canada, there may be several avenues for you to choose from. You can either apply under the federal start-up visa program
or, if you know which province/territory in which you plan to reside, you can look at the different investor or entrepreneur options under the provincial business immigration programs.
Federal Start-Up Visa Program
If you plan to build an innovative business in Canada, the start-up visa program could be an option for you.
Quebec Business Immigration
If youre planning on living in the province of Quebec as an investor or entrepreneur, there are several options under the Quebec business immigration programs.
PNP Business Immigration
Many other Canadian provinces have business immigration programs under their Provincial Nominee Programs.
Canada Business Visas
The Canada Business Immigration Category of visas was designed to attract experienced business people to Canada. Successful candidates are those who can invest in Canada, start businesses in Canada and generate revenues and employment for Canadians.
In 2013, over 9000 business migrants were allowed entry into Canada. In 2015-2016, the government target is to welcome a similar number of Canada business immigrants.
In order to encourage the development of a strong, prosperous economic environment, the Canadian government seeks business people with sufficient business experience and the necessary assets.
Business immigration program
Immigrant Investor Venture Capital Pilot Program
Terminated programs - Federal Immigrant Investors and Entrepreneurs
Canada business visa categories
Immigrant Investor Venture Capital Visa: aimed at those with a personal net worth of at least $10 million CND, and willing to make an at-risk investment of at least $2 million CND into Canadas Immigrant Investor Venture Capital fund. This category is not always available, and was temporarily closed on December 30th 2015.
Start-up Visa: aimed at successful business owners or part-owners with significant experience who have the intention and ability to own and manage a business in Canada, which generates revenues and employment. The business must be supported by an organisation on Canadas Start-up Visa Designated Organisations List
Self-Employed Immigrant Visa: aimed at persons with relevant experience in world-class athletics or cultural activities or with farm management experience, who have the intention and ability to become self-employed in Canada;
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