Life in Canada
Life in Canada
The purpose of Canadian Business Immigration programs is to promote economic growth and to create employment opportunities by welcoming investors, entrepreneurs and self-employed individuals with venture capital, business acumen and entrepreneurial skills to Canada.
By launching business immigration programs, the Canadian Government also seeks to develop new commercial opportunities and improve access to foreign markets by attracting individuals who are familiar with the nature of these markets and their needs. Individuals with business/managerial experience and a relatively high net worth may be eligible to obtain a Permanent Resident status in Canada under one of the Canadian business immigration programs in one of the three sub-categories, as follows:
Entrepreneur Start-Up Visa Program: Entrepreneurs applying under the Start-Up visa must secure funding and support from a designated Canadian investment organization. To do so, they must have a plan for a unique business that they will create in Canada.
Immigrant Investor Venture Capital Pilot Program: To qualify under this program, the investors must have a net worth of $10 million and make a non-guaranteed investment of $2 million over 15 years, to be invested in innovative Canadian-based start-ups with high growth potential.
Self Employed Program: To apply for immigration to Canada as a self-employed person, an applicant must be willing and able to support him/herself and any dependents with self-employed income as a farmer, athlete, or artisan.