Investors, Entrepreneur. Start- up Visa. Self Employed
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 you're 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. The program encourages Immigrant entrepreneurs to grow their companies in Canada. Successful applicants link with private sector organizations in Canada, where they can receive funding, guidance and expertise in opening and operating their enterprise in Canada
Self -Employed Persons (Federal)
A “self- employed person” means a foreign national who has relevant experience and has the intention and ability to be self- employed in Canada and to make a significant contribution to specified economic activities in Canada. “Relevant experience” in respect of
Librarians, conservators and curators.Editors, journalists, Translators, terminologists and interpreters
Quebec Self-Employed Category
The Quebec Self-Employed category of Canadian Immigration was designed to allow qualified individuals the opportunity to obtain Canadian permanent residence provided that they can effectively establish themselves in the Province of Quebec by practicing a trade or profession for their own account.
The Quebec Entrepreneur Program grants qualified business owners and managers the opportunity to obtain permanent residence in Quebec provided that they can effectively create or acquire a business in the province.
Note: The Quebec government began accepting 25 new applications under Stream One and 35 new applications under Stream Two of the Quebec Entrepreneur Program on November 1, 2019. The in-take period will continue until September 30, 2020.
Entrepreneurs interested in immigration to Quebec can apply under one of the program's two streams.
Stream One is focused on new businesses or start-ups established in the province with the support of a business incubator / accelerator or university in the province.
Stream Two is focused on owner-funded and operated businesses.
The Quebec Immigration Ministry the Ministère de l'Immigration, de la Francisation et de l'Intégration (MIFI) says that entrepreneurs interested in obtaining permanent residence in Quebec must be 18 years of age or older and must operate a business in accordance with the requirements of the Entrepreneur Program. While candidates can obtain additional points for French language proficiency, it is not required in order to apply to the program.
All Quebec Entrepreneur Program applicants must submit a business project. This project is an important factor in the assessment of an application. Following the initial assessment of an application, Quebec entrepreneur candidates will be expected to attend a selection interview. The selection interview is the final step to completing the application process under the Quebec Entrepreneur Program.
All Quebec Entrepreneur applicants must demonstrate the intention to reside in Quebec.
Quebec Self-Employed Category
The Quebec Self-Employed category of Canadian immigration was designed to allow qualified individuals the opportunity to obtain Canadian permanent residence provided that they can effectively establish themselves in the Province of Quebec by practicing a trade or profession for their own account.
PNP Business Immigration
Many provinces have business immigration options that are part of their Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs). In addition, Quebec and the Government of Canada operate popular business immigration programs.
Provinces can nominate eligible business immigration candidates for permanent residence. If you are interested in business immigration options in one of the provinces.
Our expert Legal team to determine your business immigration options based on your unique qualifications and interests, we will guide through the process.