The Government of Canada is always seeking investors, business managers, and entrepreneurs of all shapes and sizes who are interested in settling and seeking new opportunities in Canada to apply to the wide range of fast-tracked Business Immigration Programs. Your experience and business know-how are invaluable assets that can help you invest in your future with Canada’s fast-growing, diverse economy.

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Federal Business Immigration Programs

Whether you are self-employed, are looking to invest or start a business in Canada, or simply would like to leverage your personal net worth to help drive the Canadian economy, there are several Federal Business Immigration Programs designed to fit the skills and experience of successful business persons who want to settle in Canada.

Provincial Nominee Programs for Business

Each province and territory operates its own Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), many of which have a stream for candidates with entrepreneurial or management experience. The eligibility criteria and application procedure for each PNP stream varies, but successful applicants will invariably receive a provincial nomination. This provincial nomination then generally permits the applicant to submit an application for permanent residence at the federal level.

Quebec Business Immigration Programs

Quebec is calling all business immigrants to take advantage of their array of Self-Employed, Investor, and Entrepreneur Immigration Programs. Devised to foster economic growth and create job opportunities on a provincial level, Quebec’s unique Business Immigration Programs are a great option for potential newcomers searching for entrepreneurial diversity.

About Our Business Immigration Team

With a wealth of opportunities waiting for experienced, business-savvy individuals to help propel the growing Canadian economy, our team of experts are ready to help you take the next step in your business immigration endeavours. Guiding you step by step through the immigration process from eligibility to permanent residency, our business immigration team provides first-class support, so you can get back to focusing on your business.


Business Immigration FAQ

  1. What types of business or investment activities make me eligible for the Investor Venture Capital Program?
    If you have a net worth of at least $10 million CAD acquired through legal business investment activities such as a commercial, for-profit business or private sector activities, you could be eligible for the Investor Venture Capital Pilot Program.
  2. Do I need to invest my own money for a Canadian investor visa?
    Yes. Most streams of Canadian business immigration will require a capital investment from your personal net worth. The Federal Startup Visa and Self-Employed programs are the only streams that do not require some sort of upfront investment.
  3. Will my visa be affected if my business fails?
    No. Your permanent residence will not be jeopardized in the event your business fails.
  4. What is the minimum investment I would need to secure for a Startup Visa?
    Entrepreneurs wishing to immigrate to Canada with a startup visa must secure a minimum investment of $200,000 from an approved organization or at least $75,000 from a designated angel investor. If your business is accepted into a business incubator program, you are not required to secure an investment.
  5. Can I move to Canada if I am self-employed?
    Yes. If you have at least two years of relevant experience as an artisan, professional athlete or farmer, you could be eligible to come to Canada with a self-employed visa.


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If you are an entrepreneur or an investor, we can help you immigrate to Canada. Simply complete our free assessment for business immigration and a business associate of Attorney Dery will review your eligibility and contact you to discuss your options.

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