It is widely believed that Canada is one of the top 10 easiest countries to start a business in. This is due to the country being extremely rich in natural resources, having an immensely skilled labour force and a stable government. If you would like to immigrate to Canada as an Entrepreneur or Investor, you have several Entrepreneur and Investor Visa options available to you, including the general Start-up Visa Program and the provincial-specific Nominee Program. If you are successful with your application, you and your family can move to Canada together.

Canada is on the lookout for newcomers who have the entrepreneurial experience to start, manage or buy a business in the country. With new foreign investment, Canada can ensure the continued success of its economy through diversification and development.

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
Business requirementsOnce a designated organization commits to your business:
  • all applicants (up to 5 people can apply as owners) must each hold at least 10% of the voting rights attached to all outstanding shares of the business; and
  • together with the designated organization, they must hold more than 50% of the voting rights attached to all outstanding shares of the business.
Once you receive permanent residence, you must make sure that:
  • you play an active role in the ongoing management of your business while living in Canada;
  • the essential operations of the business must partly take place in Canada; and
  • your business is incorporated in Canada.
Letter of supportYou 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:
  • Venture Capital Firms ($200,000 investment);
  • Angel Investor Groups ($75,000 investment); and
  • Business Incubators.
Language requirementsYou must score a minimum of Canadian Language Benchmark level 5 in speaking, reading, listening and writing in either English or French.
Settlement moneyBecause 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.

Provincial Nominee Program Entrepreneur and Investor Visa 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? Check out our table below.

Where do you want to start your business?
AlbertaBritish ColumbiaManitoba
New BrunswickNova ScotiaNorthwest Territories
Newfoundland and LabradorOntarioPrince Edward Island
SaskatchewanYukon

Alberta

Alberta is a great place to start a business. Though it is home the world’s 3rd most liveable city, Calgary, Alberta’s farmlands are where your investment options truly lie. The province is Canada’s second largest agricultural producer and it’s diverse landscapes make the land perfect for crop production, livestock production and much more. Currently, there is only one Investment Visa option available in Alberta - the Self Employed Farmer Stream.

Farming skillsYou must be able to prove that you have farm management skills through:
  • financial documentation of your existing farm business;
  • documentation proving your work experience, training and education;
  • a detailed business plan; and/or
  • evidence showing that a Canadian financial institution will invest in your business plan.
Financial requirementsYou must be able to invest a minimum of $500,000 CAD in a primary production farming business in the province.
Investment requirementsYou must provide a detailed business plan highlighting your investment plans. Business plans that are believed to have the best chance to grow Alberta’ agri-food targets’ will be considered first.

British Columbia

British Columbia has one of Canada’s most flexible, diverse and competitive economies, making it a prime destination for your new or expanded business. The province’s capital, Vancouver is conveniently located to assist with global trade routes including the U.S., Asia and Mexico. Businesses are also heavily supported by our fiscally responsible government, making it easier and cheaper to start a business in our province. Lastly, British Columbia is rich in business resources, including a well-educated workforce of over 2,4 million.

British Columbia currently has two Investor Visa options, the provincial nominee Entrepreneur Immigration Stream and the Regional Pilot Program. Both options have a unique set of criteria you will have to meet in order to start a business in Canada. Check them out below.

Personal requirementsYou must:
  • have a minimum net worth of $600,000 CAD;
  • show your business or management experience; and
  • meet the legal requirements for immigration to Canada.
Business requirementsYou must:
  • start a new qualifying business or purchase and improve a business that already exists;
  • invest a minimum of $200,000 CAD in the business; and
  • start a business that creates at least one full-time job for a permanent resident or citizen of Canada.

You must start a new business and settle in a regional community with a population of fewer than 75,000 people.
You must complete an exploratory visit to the community.
You need to make a minimum investment of $100,000 CAD in a qualifying business.
You must have a personal net worth of at least $300,000 CAD.
You must own at least 51% of the company.
Your business must create at least one new job.

Manitoba

Not too big and not too small sums up Manitoba quite accurately. If you are looking to start your business in smaller, welcoming communities, this is the province for you. Manitoba is a land of natural beauty filled with safe, clean and friendly towns. The capital city, Winnipeg, is becoming known throughout the world for its strong economy, low cost of living and opportunities for quality careers.

The cost of living in Manitoba is so low that 76% of immigrants become homeowners within the first five years of living in the province. This is surely one of many reasons why 95% of them permanently settle in Manitoba after immigrating to Canada.

The ever-popular Business Investor Stream currently has two investor visa pathways, the Entrepreneur Pathway and the Farm Investor Pathway. Learn what you need to know to start your business in Manitoba below.

Business experienceYou must have three years of full-time work experience in the last five years as an active business owner or senior manager of a successful business.

Business owners score more points than senior managers.

You must own at least a third of the business to qualify for points as a business owner.
Language abilityYou must score at least level 5 on the Canadian Language Benchmark test.
EducationYou must have completed high school.
AgeThere is no age requirement, but you will score extra points if you are between 25 and 49.
Business investmentIf your business is located in the Manitoba Capital Region, you need to invest at least $250,000.

If your business is located outside of the Manitoba Capital Region, you need to invest at least $150,000.

Your investment must be made in a qualifying Manitoban business.

Your business must create at least one job for permanent residents or citizens of Canada.
Business research visitYou must hold your business research visit no longer than one year before you submit your application.
AdaptabilityYou will score adaptability points if:
  • your spouse or common-law partner has a Canadian Language Benchmark score of level five or more;
  • you or your spouse/common-law partner has Canadian Language Benchmark level five or higher in a second official language;
  • you or your spouse/common-law partner has a close relative who has been living in Manitoba for more than a year;
  • you have a child that is studying at an accredited Manitoban educational institution on a full-time basis for a minimum of six months before the date you submit your Expression of Interest;
  • you or your spouse/common-law partner who is coming with you have completed at least one year of full-time study at a Manitoban tertiary institution; or
  • you or your spouse/common-law partner who is coming with you have continuous work experience for six months in Manitoba.
Net worthYou must have a net worth of at least $500,000 CAD.
Business performance agreementOnce your application is approved, you must sign a Business Performance Agreement.

Farming experienceYou must have at least three years of farm ownership and operation experience.
Language abilityYou need to be proficient in either French or English.
Investment requirementsYour farm business must be established in rural Manitoba.

You must invest at least $300,000 CAD in the farm business.

Your investments must be in tangible assets.

You must accompany your application with a farm business plan.
Farm research visitYou must conduct a farm business research visit in the province.
Farm business activitiesYour farm business must have ongoing and recurring activities in rural Manitoba.

You must live on the farm and be an active participant in the management of the farm.

The Farm business must be in primary agriculture production.

You must conduct value-added farm business activities in the province.
Economic adaptabilityYou must show that your practical farming skills, technical knowledge and experience in technological farming practices can adapt to Manitoba’s primary farm production industry.
Net worthYou must have a minimum net worth of at least $500,000.

New Brunswick

New Brunswick provides a backdrop of lush forests, clear lakes, majestic mountain ranges and beautiful beaches to your new business. The world may know the province for the Bay of Fundy which has the world’s highest tides, but what many us do not know is that New Brunswick has some of the best business opportunities in all of Canada.

A skilled labour force awaits your business in New Brunswick. The province has the highest graduation rate and the fastest internet in the country making it a prime spot for productivity. New businesses flourish in the province due to having the lowest operating costs in Canada and the U.S., for this reason, and many others, New Brunswick’s capital city, Fredericton, won startup community of the year in 2016.

To start your business in New Brunswick, you will have to meet the requirements for either the Entrepreneurial Stream or the Post-Graduate Entrepreneurial Stream.

Your business must have a real eligible connection to the province.
You must be between 22 and 55 years old.
You must have reached Canadian Language Benchmark level 5 or higher in all four categories of the test in either French or English.
You must have finished at least two years of tertiary education after completing high school.
Your personal net worth must be verified and it should be a minimum of $600,000 CAD.
During the past 5 years you must have at least 3 years of work experience in managing and owning at least 33.3% of a business or you must have 5 consecutive years of work experience in a senior business management role.
You need to have the intention of living in the province permanently while owning and managing your local business.
You must be able to make a minimum investment of at least $250,000 CAD in starting your business.

You must be between 22 and 40 years old.
You must have reached Canadian Language Benchmark level 7 or higher in all four categories of the test in either French or English.
You must have completed a full-time tertiary degree or diploma of two years length at a recognized university or community college in New Brunswick.
You must have lived in the province while studying for the qualification mentioned above.
You must have managed and owned 100% of a business in the province for a minimum of one year.
You need to have a valid post-graduation work permit.
You must be able to show your intention and ability to settle in the province.

Nova Scotia

It is important to keep sight of the important things in life like family when you plan your new business in Canada. For the ultimate balance between work, family and relaxation, look no further than Nova Scotia. As one of Canada’s Atlantic provinces, Nova Scotia is in great need of innovative newcomers to start businesses in the province.

Nova Scotia has an abundance of natural resources which has created lucrative industries in agriculture, fishing, mining, forestry and natural gas extraction. With so many resources at your disposal and a low cost of living, your business in the province will surely succeed. There are currently two Entrepreneur Visa options available in Nova Scotia.

You need to be at least 21 years old.
You must have the intention to live in the province permanently while actively managing and owning your business.
Your personal net worth must be $600,000 CAD minimum.
You need to be able to make a $150,000 CAD investment in your intended business.
You must have a minimum of three years of experience in managing and owning at least one-third of a business or you must have at least five years of experience in a senior management position.
You must have reached Canadian Language Benchmark level 5 or higher in all four categories of the test in either French or English.
You need to complete your online Expression of Interest in the province.
You must receive an Invitation to Apply from Nova Scotia Immigration.

You must have the intention to live in the province permanently while actively managing and owning your business.
You must have managed and owned 100% of a business in the province for a minimum of one year.
You must have completed a full-time tertiary degree or diploma of two years length at a recognized university or community college in Nova Scotia.
You must have reached Canadian Language Benchmark level 7 or higher in all four categories of the test in either French or English.
You need to have a valid post-graduation work permit.
You need to complete your online Expression of Interest in the province.
You must receive an Invitation to Apply from Nova Scotia Immigration.

Northwest Territories

Did you know the Northwest Territories is the world’s third largest producer of diamonds? Way up north in Canada you will find this secret-filled territory famous for its aurora borealis sightings. Not only is this territory a marvel of nature but it’s also a prime spot for business. In the last few years we have seen growth and success in the sectors of Agriculture, Fishery, and Manufacturing and with one of the lowest business tax rates and fastest growing GDP’s in Canada, we will surely see continued success.

The Northwest Territories is home to an eager and well-trained workforce, in fact, the territory has the lowest unemployment rate in all of Canada. The government here recognizes the importance of business investment and has since created several incentive programs for business and investment.

If you want to start your business in Northwest Territories, you will need to qualify for the Business Stream.

Investment requirementsYou must commit to one of the following investments:
  • at least $300,000 CAD in buying or starting a business within the corporate boundaries of Yellowknife; or
  • at least $150,000 CAD in buying or starting a business outside of the corporate boundaries of Yellowknife.
Net worth requirementsYou must be able to prove that you have a personal net worth of:
  • $500,000 minimum to start or buy a business within the corporate boundaries of Yellowknife;
  • $250,000 minimum to start or buy a business outside of the corporate boundaries of Yellowknife; and
  • $75,000 for a deposit of good faith to the Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment once your application has been accepted.
Personal requirementsYou must:
  • own at least one-third of the business or if you own less than that, you must have invested at least $1,000,000 CAD in the business;
  • have Canadian Language Benchmark level 5 in either English or French;
  • have demonstrable knowledge and understanding of the territory’s economy to ensure that your business brings growth to the region;
  • be able to complete at least one business trip to the territory to research its business environment;
  • have the experience and qualifications to successfully implement your business plan; and
  • have the intention to settle in the Northwest Territories full-time.

Newfoundland and Labrador

Small business enterprises run Newfoundland and Labrador’s economy, in fact, 40% of the entire population is employed by these businesses. Despite the many startups in the province, the region’s potential for business is still largely untapped.

Newfoundland and Labrador have developing tech industries and the landscape lends itself to adventure and ecotourism opportunities. Seeing as the province is in great need of a larger food supply, there is plenty of room to invest in the agricultural sector.

There are currently two new Investor and Entrepreneur visa options available to those hoping to start a business in Newfoundland and Labrador, the International Entrepreneur and International Graduate Entrepreneur streams.

Personal requirementsYou must:
  • be between 21 and 59 years old;
  • submit a verified business plan;
  • have completed high school;
  • intend to live in the province permanently while owning and managing a local business with the potential of bringing economic benefit to the local communities;
  • participate in the active and ongoing management of the business;
  • have a personal net worth of $600,000 CAD;
  • be able to invest a minimum of $200,000 CAD in establishing your business that you earn at least a third of;
  • create at least one job for a permanent resident or citizen of Canada;
  • show your business is for profit with the primary purpose of making a profit through providing services or selling goods;
  • have a minimum of two years’ experience in managing and owning a business during the past five years or five years of experience in a senior management role during the past five years;
  • have at least level five in all four categories of the Canadian Language Benchmark Test in either French or English;
  • complete an Expression of Interest (EOI); and
  • receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) from Newfoundland and Labrador immigration.
Business requirementsThe business must:
  • meet legal standards;
  • be seen as a permanent establishment as defined by the Canadian Income Tax Regulations; and
  • be able to bring economic growth to the province.
Additional requirements when starting a businessIf you plan to start a business, you must create at least one position for a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada. This position must:
  • be in addition to your own position;
  • be directly related to the business; and
  • be in line with the wage standards of the community.
Additional requirements when buying a businessYou must:
  • buy a business that has been in continuous operation by the same owner for the past five years;
  • complete an exploratory visit to meet the current owners of the business;
  • buy a business that is in active operation;
  • offer similar employment conditions to the existing staff; and
  • show that effort was made to provide a fair market value for the business.
Partnership requirementsIf your intention is to enter a partnership with several applicants (maximum of 10 per application), each of you who want permanent residence through the partnership must:
  • invest a minimum of $200,000 CAD in the partnership and own at least one-third of the company; or
  • invest a minimum of $1,000,000 CAD.

Personal requirementsYou must:
  • be at least 21;
  • submit a verified business plan;
  • have earned a tertiary qualification after two years of studying at Memorial University or College of the North Atlantic;
  • have a valid post-graduation work permit;
  • intend to live in the province permanently while owning and managing a local business with the potential of bringing economic benefit to the local communities;
  • have at least one year’s experience in actively managing and owning the current business (at least one-third of the business);
  • create at least one job for a permanent resident or citizen of Canada;
  • show your business is for profit with the primary purpose of making a profit through providing services or selling goods;
  • have at least level seven in all four categories of the Canadian Language Benchmark Test in either French or English;
  • complete an Expression of Interest (EOI); and
  • receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) from Newfoundland and Labrador immigration.
Business requirementsThe business must:
  • be created as a career objective, not for the sole purpose of immigration;
  • meet legal standards;
  • be seen as a permanent establishment as defined by the Canadian Income Tax Regulations; and
  • be able to bring economic growth to the province.
Additional requirements when starting a businessIf you plan to start a business, you must create at least one position for a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada. This position must:
  • be in addition to your own position;
  • be directly related to the business; and
  • be in line with the wage standards of the community.
Additional requirements when buying a businessYou must:
  • buy a business that has been in continuous operation by the same owner for the past five years;
  • complete an exploratory visit to meet the current owners of the business;
  • buy a business that is in active operation;
  • offer similar employment conditions to the existing staff; and
  • show that effort was made to provide a fair market value for the business.
Partnership requirementsIf your intention is to enter a partnership with several applicants (maximum of 3 per application), all of the applicants who want permanent residency must own at least a third of the business.

Ontario

Do you want to access to the world’s most skilled labour force? Look no further than Ontario. 68% of adults living in Ontario have a post-secondary education, making it the most educated population in the world. Starting a business here will ensure that your employees come backed with some serious qualifications

In Ontario your business will also enjoy lower business costs compared to other business centres in the U.S. You will pay less corporate tax and your spending will be significantly lower on healthcare and housing. For this reason, and many others, two of Ontario’s biggest cities, Toronto and Ottawa, rank among the best places to live and work in the world.

If you would like to earn Canadian permanent residency by starting, investing or purchasing a business in Ontario, you will have two options to choose from - the Ontario Corporate Stream and the Ontario Entrepreneur Stream.

Business applicant requirementsThe applicant business must:
  • have been established at least three years before the application is submitted;
  • be of a qualifying structure (public corporation, sole proprietorship or partnership);
  • invest at least $5 million CAD in expanding into Ontario or buy a business that already exists in the province.
Job creation requirementsThe business must create 5 full-time positions for permanent residents or citizens of Canada per key staff position. The positions must:
  • be permanent, full-time positions; and
  • be paid above or at the average wage level for the type of work.
Business requirementsThe new business must:
  • be clearly linked to the parent company as a subsidiary, branch or affiliate;
  • be a for-profit business through the sale of goods and services;
  • have a primary income source from active, earned income;
  • meet the legal standards and regulations of the area; and
  • be considered as a permanent business in the province.
Key staff requirementsYour business may request a maximum of five key staff members to start the business and these staff members may be considered for Canadian permanent residence if they meet the requirements. The key staff must:
  • play an essential role in starting the business;
  • all be in a senior, executive, management or specialized knowledge position in your company;
  • have a minimum of three years of experience in the intended occupation in your company within the last five years;
  • have been working in that position continuously for a year immediately before you submitted your application;
  • not have a family connection with anyone who has more than 10% equity in the company;
  • not hold any equity in your company unless it is less than 10% and part of the remuneration package of their employment contract; and
  • have full-time, permanent jobs that follow the wage standard of Ontario.

ExperienceYou must have 3 years of business experience within the last 5 years.

Your business experience must be as a senior manager or business owner with an active role in the business.
Net worthIf your proposed business is:
  • in the Greater Toronto Area, you must have a net worth of at least $1,500,000 CAD;
  • anywhere else in Ontario, you must have a net worth of at least $800,000 CAD; or
  • in the information and communications sector, you must have a net worth of at least $800,000 CAD regardless of its location.
Investment requirementsIf your proposed business is:
  • in the Greater Toronto Area, you must control at least a third of the company and you need to invest a minimum of $1,000,000 CAD in it;
  • anywhere else in Ontario, you must control at least a third of the company and you need to invest a minimum of $500,000 CAD in it; or
  • the information and communications sector, you must control at least a third of the company and you need to invest a minimum of $500,000 CAD in it regardless of its location.
InvolvementYou must be actively involved in the daily management of the business.
Business requirementsYour business must:
  • be a for-profit business that generates income through the sale of goods and services;
  • meet all the legal requirements of Canada and Ontario;
  • be a permanent business;
  • be located in the province at all times; and
  • create a minimum of two permanent full-time jobs for permanent residents or citizens of Canada within its first 20 months and they must be paid according to wage standards of Ontario.
Additional requirements for buying an existing businessIf you want to buy an existing business in the province, you must:
  • make a business visit to the province within a year of submitting your expression of interest;
  • buy a business that has been owned by the same owner(s) for the past five years;
  • ensure that the business is completely transferred to you or any other business partner;
  • use some of your personal investment in improving and expanding your business in the province; and
  • continue to employ all the employees who worked in the business before you bought it.

Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island (PEI) may be Canada’s smallest province, but its potential for business and economic growth knows no bounds. As one of the Maritime provinces, PEI is largely affected by the aging workforce that is sweeping the nation. For this reason, the province has turned to immigrants, specifically foreign entrepreneurs and investors, to help build the already growing economy.

The Government of PEI, recognizing the importance of new business development, offers many supportive initiatives, like the Ignition Fund, to entrepreneurs looking to start a new business in the province. With plenty of resources at your disposal and the relaxed atmosphere of the coastal towns, your business in PEI will surely flourish. The Prince Edward Island Work Permit is currently the only business visa option in the province.

You must have a net worth of at least $600,000 CAD.
You must have graduated from high school or some other secondary school equivalent.
You must be between 21 and 59 years old.
You must be able to transfer your management skills, past employment or business ownership experience to your new business in Prince Edward Island.
You must have at least Canadian Language Benchmark level 4 in either English or French.
You must have the intention to live and work in the province permanently.
You must play an active role in the daily activities and ongoing management of the business.

Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan is conveniently located in the center of Canada, two days journey from the United States. Thanks to its solid road, rail and air transport infrastructure, the province is well suited to manufacture and distribution industries. With the lowest provincial tax in Canada and large reserves of resources in forestry, mining, agriculture and energy sectors, your business will enjoy lower operating costs in Saskatchewan.

You should also consider starting a business in this prairie province because it has the third largest percentage of young workers in Canada. Unlike other provinces that are suffering heavily from an aging workforce, in Saskatchewan, you will have your pick of skilled workers to help your business succeed.

Minimum entry criteriaYou must:
  • have a minimum net worth of $500,000 CAD;
  • have at least three years of business management or entrepreneurial experience gained within the past 10 years; and
  • have the intention to invest at least $300,000 CAD if your business is located in Regina or Saskatoon. If it is located anyhwere else, you only need to make a $200,000 investment.
Business Establishment Plan requirementsYour Business Establishment Plan must include:
  • your plan to start a business in Saskatchewan;
  • your ownership of minimum one-third of the business unless you invest at least $1,000,000 CAD in the business;
  • your commitment to play an active and ongoing role in the daily management of the business; and
  • the creation of two jobs for permanent residents or citizens of Canada in Saskatchewan if your new business is in Regina or Saskatoon.

You must have a personal net worth of $500,000 CAD or more.
You must sign a performance agreement showing your commitment to buying and actively operating a farm in Saskatchewan.
You must complete an exploratory visit to the province for at least five working days.
You need to be able to prove that you have farm operation knowledge and experience.
You need to have a proposal for a commercial farming opportunity.

You must have a personal net worth of $300,000 CAD or more.
You must be younger than 40.
You must have a minimum of three years of experience in farm ownership, farm management or practical farming experience.
You must submit a proposal for a commercial farming opportunity in Saskatchewan.
You or your spouse must be employable so that you can supplement your farming income.

Yukon

Yukon is a truly unique region of Northern America. Many people refer to the territory as the last frontier due to its pristine natural landscape. Communities in Yukon are deeply connected to nature and you will most likely find them to be a group of friendly, active individuals who love to participate in outdoor activities.

Starting a business in Yukon gives you access to an abundance of resources and a terrain that is still largely untapped for business innovation. The Government of Yukon has identified the film, forestry, technology, mining, oil, gas and tourism sectors as the primary business sectors of the province. A business targeting one of these sectors will have a great chance of success, especially with Yukoners (the population with the most holders of degrees per capita in Canada) on your workforce.

Personal requirementsYou must:
  • score at least 65 on the points assessment grid;
  • have graduated from high school;
  • have three years of experience as an entrepreneur or business manager;
  • have five years of relevant work experience;
  • not be a refugee;
  • no pending applications for any other provincial or territorial nominee program;
  • you must have a minimum net worth of $500,000 CAD, at least $300,000 needs to be in liquid assets;
  • have the intention to permanently settle in Yukon;
  • hold a position in your company that is listed under National Occupational level 0 or A; and
  • be able to show that you can make a minimum $300,000 investment in capital.
Business requirementsYour business must:
  • be new or purchased from previous owners;
  • be managed by you;
  • not be a passive investment; and
  • be part of one of the following sectors:
    • information technology;
    • manufacturing;
    • value-added processing;
    • forestry;
    • tourism products, attractions, services and facilities;
    • energy;
    • mining or mineral development;
    • agriculture;
    • cultural industries; or
    • film and video production.

Immigrant Investor Program (Permanently Closed)

The Federal Immigrant Investor Program is no longer in operation. On June 19, 2014, this immigration program has ended and all applications that were left in the backlog have also been terminated.

To Be Eligible and Considered for Qualification as an Investor, an Individual Must Have:

  • A net worth of at least $1.6 million;
  • Managerial experience;
  • Must be willing to make a government-secured investment of $800,000; and
  • Financing of this investment is available through Canadian financial institutions

As an immigrant investor, you and your immediate family can obtain Canadian Immigration (Permanent Resident) Visas by investing $800,000 for a minimum of five years under the Federal Program. This is for applicants intending to reside anywhere in Canada, except for Quebec. The program is government guaranteed, which means that your $800,000 will be reimbursed in full without interest at the end of the five years.

The applicant must have experience in management in an international agency, farming, commercial, industrial or professional business.

If you want to earn permanent residence for you and your family through an entrepreneur or investment visa, our professional Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCICs) and account managers will ensure that your visa documentation is submitted correctly and on time. Our consultants will also advise you on the visa options best suited to your individual profile. Contact us today to begin your application process.