If you are are interested in settling in one of Canada’s provinces or territories as a professional athlete, farmer, or artisan, you may be eligible to obtain a business immigrant visa for yourself and immediate family.
This is a lucrative opportunity for business-savvy individuals who do not wish to invest a sum of their personal funds into another business or government to establish themselves among their peers in Canada.
Using a point-based grading system to assess the eligibility of business immigration applicants, the Federal Self-Employed Persons Program also requires applicants to possess two years of relevant work experience within their field as proof that they can be gainfully self-employed in any Canadian province except Quebec.
Somewhat similar to its federal counterpart, the Quebec Self-Employed Program requires applicants to demonstrate their ability to be successfully self-employed within their industry. This program also imposes a minimum net worth requirement of $100,000, and as with all of this province’s immigration programs, the intent to reside in Quebec.
If an applicant wishes to settle in a particular province, they may choose to apply under its own Self-Employed stream of the Provincial Nominee Program. Each province and territory has its own set of eligibility requirements and selection criteria, though there are often many eligibility overlaps that can be seen in other business immigration streams, such as years of experience and proof of personal funds.
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.Get Started