Canada Business Immigration Programs - Federal, Quebec and PNPs
Canada is home to the greenest pastures for investments in businesses and start-up ventures by entrepreneurs from around the world. With its Business Immigration programs, the Canadian government works towards encouraging venture capitalists, investors, and entrepreneurs from overseas to explore their nation’s business climate.
The Canadian government is on the constant lookout for people with considerable business acumen and available venture capital to help bring more jobs into the economic landscape of the nation. Canada has a highly skilled and educated workforce ready to take your business to unprecedented heights of profitability and innovation.
Canada is a thriving entity in the industries of agriculture, energy, technology, services, manufacturing, automotive and aerospace. With strong public support for R & D and foreign investment in all business sectors, Canada only seems to be climbing the global market as a burgeoning economic superpower.
Here are some provincial programs to help you establish your business in Canada:
Manitoba Provincial Nominee Immigration Programfor Business allows Manitoba to bring to itself qualified business investors and entrepreneurs from around the world who have the intention as well as the necessary acumen for starting or purchasing businesses in Manitoba.
British Columbia PNP Entrepreneur Immigration is a means to immigrate to Canada and settle in B.C. for innovative entrepreneurs who are willing and able to support economic growth in the province.
Saskatchewan Entrepreneur Categoryallows you to start, acquire or partner in businesses in Saskatchewan and manage them while you settle as a resident in the province.
Quebec Investors Programis a business immigration program where you can invest in a business of your choice without having to establish or actively manage the business in the province.
Manitoba Business Entrepreneur
Manitoba Provincial Nominee Immigration Program for Business
This provincial plan recruits qualified business people from around the world with the intention to move to Manitoba and invest in the local economy. Successful applicants will obtain Permanent Residency in Canada along with their immediate family members (spouse, unmarried children below 19 years old).
The minimum personal net worth of CAD $350,000 approximately
Three years of business or farm ownership experience
Intention to invest a minimum of CAD $150,000 approximately to an established a new business or take on at least a 33.3% stake of an existing business in Manitoba
A viable business plan
Submission of a refundable good-faith deposit of CAD $100,000 approximately
British Columbia PNP Entrepreneur Immigration
Personal net worth of at least CAD $600,000 approximately
General Nomination Requirements
Active and ongoing management of the day-to-day business operation
Establish a new business or purchase and improve an existing business
At least CAD $200,000 approximately eligible personal investment within 20 months of arriving in B.C.
You must demonstrate that you will create at least one permanent, new full-time job for a Canadian Citizen or permanent resident in the proposed business plan within 20 months of your arrival date.
Saskatchewan Entrepreneur Category
To meet the minimum entry criteria, one must:
Have CAD $500,000 approximately at a minimum in Net Business and Personal Assets
Have a minimum of three years of relevant business management or entrepreneurial experience gained in the past ten years; and
Intend to invest a minimum of CAD $300,000 approximately in Regina and Saskatoon or a minimum of CAD $200,000 in all other Saskatchewan communities
Quebec Investors Program
Advantage Of Business Investors Program
No age limits
Immediate family can be included in the application for Permanent Residency
There is no need to open and operate Business in Canada
No English test
Net assets of at least CAD $1,600,000 approximately
At least 2 years’ management experience
Sign an agreement to invest CAD $800,000 approximately with a financial intermediary (broker or trust company) authorized to participate in the Investor Program and pay the loan interest of CAD $220,000 approximately to the financial intermediary
U.S. Immigrant Investor Program / EB5
The U.S. Immigrant Investor Program – known as “EB5” – is one of the most efficient ways for people from around the world to obtain a green card and live in the United States of America.
After successful completion of the program, investors and their family members (spouse and child under the age of 21 years old) are given a conditional resident status in the United States, which can be converted into permanent residency after two years and citizenship after five years.
Unlike other U.S. visa programs, there are no requirements for age, language, education level or prior business experience for EB5 visa. From 12 to 18 months, you and your family should land in the USA.
Management job experience
Professional job experience – People usually need a degree from a university for these jobs (e.g. Doctors, Architects, etc.)
Technical jobs and skilled trades experience – People usually need a college diploma or to train as an apprentice to do these jobs (e.g. Chefs, Electricians, etc.)
Benefits and Conveniences of the U.S. Green Card
Everyone has their own motivations for resettling in the United States. Having a green card will greatly facilitate this plan and it will also bring many conveniences. People who have the permanent right to settle in the United States through the EB5 Immigrant Investor Program are granted the same rights as other U.S. citizens. The green card also gives you, your spouse and children under 21 the right to settle anywhere in the United States and come and go as you please.
Freely Start Business & Proprietorship
Green card holders can also freely start businesses and engage in a sole proprietorship or corporate enterprises in the United States. Permanent residents no longer need a work visa to engage in work or business in the country.