Canada offers the most established and widely-used investment based immigration programs conferring permanent resident status. These business programs, which have become the most popular component of many PNPs, may include a required personal net worth, relevant business or management experience, and education along with the intention to start a business and employ Canadians or permanent residents within the province.
Under the Canadian model, business immigrants and their families can enjoy the benefits of a national health care program, affordable education and an annual income upon retirement.
The Federal business program is categorized under:
1. Self-Employed Persons Program
This program allows people to immigrate to Canada permanently as a self-employed person. If you’re interested in this program, you must:
A. have relevant experience in cultural activities or athletics and
B. Be willing and able to make a significant contribution to the cultural or athletic life of Canada
2. Start-Up Visa Program
Canada has always been a great land of opportunity for foreign entrepreneurs and innovative people. The Canadian federal government wants to attract innovative ideas and great entrepreneurial minds through its Start-Up Visa Program to create new jobs and encourage economic development. Investment amounts vary depending on the province of choice.
The selection process is hard as it requires a Letter of Support from a designated Canadian venture capital firm, incubator, or angel investor group. These organizations support or fund start-ups based on a strong idea showed in a well-prepared business plan. In order to get assistance with each step of the process, please do not hesitate to contact us for a one-on-one conversation.