Canadian Business Immigration

Pathways to Business Immigration

The goal of Business Immigration Program is to make it easier for businessmen, investors & entrepreneurs to come to Canada and pursue their business venture & create jobs in Canada. Successful business people open to new challenges and opportunities are warmly welcomed in Canada. Both the federal government and provincial government warmly welcomes business immigrants and provide services to assist them in starting businesses and settling in Canada. It attracts individuals who can significantly help to boost the country’s economy.

Business Immigration, Canada business registry - Immisa Immigration

By attracting investors, and self-employed individuals from outside Canada with significant business acumen, and entrepreneurial skills, these pathways are available to promote economic development and improve the job market. Each province has its demographics, cost of living, and business setup expenditures.
According to their economic preferences for the labor market, each province has its industries of choice.

The Canadian government provides business immigrants with several options, outlined below.
Start-up Visa
Entrepreneurs can immigrate to Canada to start a new business through the start-up visa program. Entrepreneurs who are immigrants need to show that their company is innovative, will bring in new jobs for Canadians, and can compete globally. A letter of support is also required to be eligible to apply under this program. Read More
Entrepreneur Stream
The PNP Entrepreneurial Stream is for experienced business owners who have minimum 3-4 years of business experience and can fulfill province’s net worth and investment requirements. Each province has its own criteria and net worth requirement ranges between 250,000 CDN to 800,000 CDN. Read More
Federal Self-Employed Stream
Self-employed people can permanently immigrate to Canada through the Self-Employed Persons Program. You should have relevant experience in cultural activities or being world class athlete and must have significant net worth to continue to be self-employed in Canada. Read More
Owner/Operator LMIA
Owner/ Operator stream is designed for business people who are willing to buy and existing business or want to establish their own business in Canada. They can apply for work permit based on the business they would like to establish and after successfully operating the business they can apply for their permeant residence. There is no minimum investment requirement however significant funds are required to buy a business or start a new business. Read More 
C-11 Work Permit
Under the International Mobility Program (IMP), the C11 Work Permit allows foreign investors and entrepreneurs to obtain a self-employed work permit in Canada. The C11 Entrepreneur Work Permit requires you to establish or own a Canadian business that has the potential to provide significant benefits for Canada.  The success of this permit is dependent on various factors like significant economic, social and cultural benefits; opportunities you are creating for Canadian citizens and permanent residents. Read More 
Intra Company Transferee (ICT)
ICT supports the transfer of executives or employees from a foreign-based company to a related Canadian company. The Intra-Company Transfer work permit encourages senior-level executives from other countries to come to Canada, bringing specialized expertise to the Canadian economy. Read More 

Although each province has its own eligibility requirements for business/ entrepreneur streams, the general criteria for each province includes language proficiency CLB 5in French or English, education, sufficient funds, business plan and location of your proposed business.

The Canadian government provides business immigrants with several options, outlined below.

Start-up Visa

Entrepreneurs can immigrate to Canada to start a new business through the start-up visa program. Entrepreneurs who are immigrants need to show that their company is innovative, will bring in new jobs for Canadians, and can compete globally. A letter of support is also required to be eligible to apply under this program. Read More

Entrepreneur Stream

The PNP Entrepreneurial Stream is for experienced business owners who have minimum 3-4 years of business experience and can fulfill province’s net worth and investment requirements. Each province has its own criteria and net worth requirement ranges between 250,000 CDN to 800,000 CDN. Read More

Federal Self-Employed Stream

Self-employed people can permanently immigrate to Canada through the Self-Employed Persons Program. You should have relevant experience in cultural activities or being world class athlete and must have significant net worth to continue to be self-employed in Canada. Read More

Owner/Operator LMIA

Owner/ Operator stream is designed for business people who are willing to buy and existing business or want to establish their own business in Canada. They can apply for work permit based on the business they would like to establish and after successfully operating the business they can apply for their permeant residence. There is no minimum investment requirement however significant funds are required to buy a business or start a new business. Read More 

C-11 Work Permit

Under the International Mobility Program (IMP), the C11 Work Permit allows foreign investors and entrepreneurs to obtain a self-employed work permit in Canada. The C11 Entrepreneur Work Permit requires you to establish or own a Canadian business that has the potential to provide significant benefits for Canada.  The success of this permit is dependent on various factors like significant economic, social and cultural benefits; opportunities you are creating for Canadian citizens and permanent residents. Read More 

Intra Company Transferee (ICT)

ICT supports the transfer of executives or employees from a foreign-based company to a related Canadian company. The Intra-Company Transfer work permit encourages senior-level executives from other countries to come to Canada, bringing specialized expertise to the Canadian economy. Read More

Although each province has its own eligibility requirements for business/ entrepreneur streams, the general criteria for each province includes language proficiency CLB 5in French or English, education, sufficient funds, business plan and location of your proposed business.

Depending on your situation there might be different options available to you. To assess your eligibility, book a consultation with us today!

Contact Us or Book A Consultation to work with an immigration consultant today!

Business Immigration

Recent Post

The Canadian government provides business immigrants with several options, outlined below.

Start-up Visa

Entrepreneurs can immigrate to Canada to start a new business through the start-up visa program. Entrepreneurs who are immigrants need to show that their company is innovative, will bring in new jobs for Canadians, and can compete globally. A letter of support is also required to be eligible to apply under this program. Read More

Entrepreneur Stream

The PNP Entrepreneurial Stream is for experienced business owners who have minimum 3-4 years of business experience and can fulfill province’s net worth and investment requirements. Each province has its own criteria and net worth requirement ranges between 250,000 CDN to 800,000 CDN. Read More

Federal Self-Employed Stream

Self-employed people can permanently immigrate to Canada through the Self-Employed Persons Program. You should have relevant experience in cultural activities or being world class athlete and must have significant net worth to continue to be self-employed in Canada. Read More

Owner/Operator LMIA

Owner/ Operator stream is designed for business people who are willing to buy and existing business or want to establish their own business in Canada. They can apply for work permit based on the business they would like to establish and after successfully operating the business they can apply for their permeant residence. There is no minimum investment requirement however significant funds are required to buy a business or start a new business. Read More 

C-11 Work Permit

Under the International Mobility Program (IMP), the C11 Work Permit allows foreign investors and entrepreneurs to obtain a self-employed work permit in Canada. The C11 Entrepreneur Work Permit requires you to establish or own a Canadian business that has the potential to provide significant benefits for Canada.  The success of this permit is dependent on various factors like significant economic, social and cultural benefits; opportunities you are creating for Canadian citizens and permanent residents. Read More 

Intra Company Transferee (ICT)

ICT supports the transfer of executives or employees from a foreign-based company to a related Canadian company. The Intra-Company Transfer work permit encourages senior-level executives from other countries to come to Canada, bringing specialized expertise to the Canadian economy. Read More

YOUR NEXT STEP AWAITS