The Canadian Government selects business class immigrants based on their ability to become economically established and support the development of the Canadian economy.
Business immigrants are people who can invest in, or start businesses in Canada and are expected to support the development of a strong and prosperous Canadian economy. There are two classes of business immigrants:
- Those who enter with a start-up visa
- Nominee Program
START-UP VISA PROGRAM
The Start-up Visa Program is a general Investor Visa option that allows you to immigrate to Canada by starting a business anywhere in the country. You and your business will have to meet a set of requirements in order to be successful with your application. In general, your business must be innovative, create jobs for Canadians and be able to compete internationally. While you wait for your application's approval, you can also apply for a temporary work permit to keep you busy in Canada.
|Start-up Visa Program Requirements|
Once a designated organization commits to your business:
Once you receive permanent residence, you must make sure that:
|Letter of Support||
You must get a letter of support from a designated organization that proves they are willing to invest in and support your start-up. These organizations include:
You must score a minimum of Canadian Language Benchmark level 5 in speaking, reading, listening and writing in either English or French.
Because the Canadian government doesn't give financial support to this investor visa, you will have to be able to prove that you have enough money to settle you and your family in Canada.
PNP Investor Visa and Entrepreneur Options
The Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) gives every province and territory of Canada the power to invite applicants to come and live in their borders if they have the right skills and work experience. Most of the PNPs have at least one entrepreneur or investor visa category dedicated to people who want to who would like to expand or start their business in Canada. Want to know more about each province's requirements?
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