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Business

Ontario Business is a collection of immigration streams of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP), a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) operated by the province of Ontario. Ontario Business encompasses one active immigration stream which targets foreign nationals seeking to invest significant amounts of capital in the establishment of new business development in Ontario.

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OINP Business includes the following streams:

Applicants who are successful through any of the Ontario Business streams will receive an official provincial nomination from Ontario. This provincial nomination makes applicants eligible to apply for Canadian permanent resident status.

Ontario Entrepreneur

Ontario Entrepreneur is a stream of Ontario Business immigration which targets experienced business owners and business managers who have significant personal net worth and the ability and desire to establish a new business practice in Ontario. Applicants through this stream will be required to invest significant funds and successfully manage the operation of a new business project in Ontario.

Ontario Corporate - Closed

Ontario Corporate was formerly a business immigration program targeting successful foreign-owned corporations who wish to establish a new subsidiary branch in Ontario. Successful corporations were required to invest at least $5 million CAD in the establishment of a new enterprise in the province of Ontario, and transfer key staff members to manage the Ontario operation. If the endeavour was successful, these key staff members would be nominated for Canadian permanent residency. This stream was closed in July 2019.

Ontario Investors - Closed

Ontario Investors was formerly a business immigration program operated by the province of Ontario. The program closed in 2015 and was replaced by Ontario Entrepreneur and Ontario Corporate. Prior to its closing, Ontario Investor targeted foreign nationals willing to invest a minimum of $3 million CAD in the province.

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