Business Visa is the most coveted business immigration pathways in the world due to the positive business environment, potential financial and healthcare sectors, abundance of skilled professionals, low operational cost. The Canadian Government encourages business professionals from all around the world to invest and conduct business in the Canadian soil to drive employment and boost the economy in the country. The program allows the eligible candidates to start a business, acquire a business or invest in a business, in return availing Canada Permanent Residency.

Business Visa has a wide array of immigration programs catering all kinds of high-net-worth Entrepreneurs, Investors, self-employed professionals, and individuals with minimum capital. All the categories have different set of requirements, visa process and list of documentation which needs to be done with meticulousness. Hiring an experienced immigration consultant will make the process fluid and smooth without any hiccups.

To be eligible for Business Visa, one must meet the below business immigration requirements:

  • Must have minimum net worth and investment capital as per the business categories
  • Demonstrate well drafted business plan entailing the complete blueprint of your business proposal
  • Must meet the minimum language proficiency benchmark as per business category
  • Possess minimum settlement funds to support your initial stay in Canada.

Types of Business Visa Programs

There are several programs in Canada in which you can obtain permanent residence by establishing or buying a business, expanding the operations of your existing business to Canada, or as a self-employed person.

Start Up Visa Program

To qualify for the Start-up Visa Program, you must meet all 4 eligibility requirements, as well as the admissibility requirements to enter Canada. You must:

  • have a qualifying business
  • have a letter of support from a designated organization
  • meet the language requirements, and
  • have enough money to settle and live in Canada before you make money from your business

Self Employed Persons

The Self-Employed Persons Program Allows People To Immigrate To Canada Permanently As A Self-Employed Person.

If you’re interested in this program, you must:

  • Have relevant experience in cultural activities or athletics.
  • Be willing and able to make a significant contribution to the cultural or athletic life of Canada.
  • Be willing and able to be self-employed in Canada
  • File is assessed based on experience, education, age, language abilities and adaptability
  • Meet medical, security and other conditions

British Columbia Entrepreneur Immigration Program

The BC PNP Entrepreneur Immigration stream is for experienced entrepreneurs who are ready to invest in and actively manage a business in B.C.

The program operates under 2 Sub-Categories:

  • Entrepreneur Immigration – Regional Pilot: working with regional communities, this pilot is intended to attract entrepreneurs to participating regional communities to establish new businesses that align with the communities’ economic development priorities.
  • Entrepreneur Immigration – Base Category: intended for experienced entrepreneurs who intend to establish new businesses or take over and grow existing businesses in B.C. For more information, refer to the Entrepreneur Immigration – Base Category Program
  • Strategic Projects- The Strategic Projects category of the BC Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) Entrepreneur Immigration stream is for foreign corporations who have identified strategic investment opportunities in B.C. to establish operations that are integral to the growth and expansion of their core business.
    This category enables foreign corporations to permanently transfer key staff with the corporate knowledge and expertise to B.C. The foreign corporation may apply for provincial nomination to support the permanent residence of up to five of its current senior employees. These employees will actively manage the B.C. operation.

The major goal of this business immigration program is to attract new businesses to invest in the province, resulting in increased economic growth and development.

The Saskatchewan Entrepreneur Stream

The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) is a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) that allows overseas entrepreneurs to start a new business or buy an existing business in Saskatchewan province. This program is aimed towards seasoned business owners or senior executives who desire to relocate to Saskatchewan.

The program operates under 3 sub-categories:

  • Entrepreneur Category
  • Farm Owners and Operators – Young Farmer Stream
  • International Graduate Entrepreneur Category

Individuals interested in relocating to a specific Canadian province or territory can apply for permanent residency through provincial nominee programs also known as PNP. Each one of the above Canada Investor Visa programs for immigrants requires the applicant to meet certain requirements to be eligible for business immigration to Canada.

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