Interested in expanding your business to Canada?
Canada is an attractive and welcoming place for international entrepreneurs, investors, business owners, start-ups, and self-employed persons. With a strong economy and beneficial regulations on investments and businesses, it’s no surprise why so many individuals have chosen to make their mark on the Canadian marketplace. Investing in Canada is relatively straightforward and offers plenty of additional benefits that other countries may not offer.
Plus, if you meet certain criteria, there are also immigration options available for those who wish to stay permanently in this amazing country!
So what are you waiting for?
Invest in Canada today!
These 12 options provide pathways for foreign nationals and their family to expand their home business operations, or invest in an existing or new one based in Canada. An investment can become the key to opening the door towards achieving Permanent Residency Canada (PR) status in Canada.
So if you’re interested in investing and living in Canada as a PR, explore these programs today!
1. Intra-Company Transfer (ICT)
Intra-Company Transfer Visa (ICT Visa) is a type of work permit that allows multinational companies to transfer eligible employees from their foreign offices to their Canadian offices. This is anunique pathway for entrepreneurs to expand their business operations in Canada.
The ICT visa Canada program has specific requirements such as the employee must have worked for the home company (outside of Canada) for at least one year in the last three years and must be employed in an executive, senior managerial or specialized knowledge capacity. The Canadian office must also have a qualifying relationship with the foreign company, such as being a parent, branch, subsidiary, or affiliate. The successful applicants can apply for permanent residence after one year of running their business in Canada.
Alternatively, executives looking to open a business here can become LMIA-exempt work visa holders and then apply for permanent residence. For family members accompanying the primary applicant, this pathway also offers open work and study permits in Canada.
There are many great opportunities available with the ICT visa.
Why not take the time to explore what it could offer you?
2. C11 Entrepreneur Stream
The C11 Entrepreneur Stream, also known as the C11 Work Permit, is a great way for entrepreneurs who want to invest in or register a business in Canada. It gives you access to a two-year work permit and provides an opportunity to apply for permanent residency after successfully operating the business for one year.
This work permit can be extended if the Canadian company continues to operate profitably. With this program, you have the chance to make your entrepreneurial dreams come true! All it takes is some hard work and dedication and you could soon be living in Canada permanently.
Since not all businesses will be eligible for the program, you should speak with a licensed business immigration professional before starting or investing in a business in Canada.
Moreover, there are no minimum investment requirements for a C11 work permit.
3. LMIA-Based Work Permits
The Owner-Operator LMIA stream is now closed. LMIAs may no longer be available to run new businesses under a Work Permit. However for existing and currently operating businesses, it is still possible to be approved to work in a senior position at your own business. If you are a business owner or shareholder of a Canadian company looking to come to Canada and work, then the LMIA-Based Work Permit may be a good option for you.
The process of obtaining this type of permit involves going through various stages including proving eligibility, submitting an application with supporting documents and awaiting processing times which vary depending on individual cases. Depending on the circumstances and requirements, it is important to research thoroughly beforehand to determine if this permit is the best choice for your situation.
This option could also enhance your opportunities in different federal Permanent Residence streams as this would count as an LMIA-supported job offer. However, self-employed work may not count for other federal permanent residence streams.
We have already discussed the ICT and C11 work permits, which are both LMIA-Exempt. To find out more about these or any other Canadian visas and permits, please do not hesitate to reach out for further information! We would be happy to help you explore your options.
This pathway does not also have a minimum investment requirement.
4. BC PNP Entrepreneur Base Category
People who want to start or buy a business in British Columbia and obtain permanent residence in Canada should apply for the BC PNP Entrepreneur Base Category.
Once applicants have fulfilled their business performance agreement requirements, they are eligible to apply for permanent residency. Generally, it takes 18 to 20 months for the process to be completed.
It is important to note that a minimum investment of $200,000 and a net worth of $600,000 is required in order to qualify for this category.
So if you’re ready to take the next step on your journey towards becoming a permanent resident of Canada, get started today! Take advantage of all the benefits that become available when you receive your PR status.
5. Alberta Immigration Programs
For those who want to start or buy a business in Alberta, there is the Alberta Rural Entrepreneur Stream.
Are you a business owner looking to settle down in Alberta, Canada?
If so, the Entrepreneur Immigration stream of the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) may be just what you need. After one year of successful business operations in Alberta, applicants can apply for permanent residence through this program. In addition to providing opportunities for entrepreneurs who wish to move to Alberta rural communities, this program is also designed to boost employment and economic growth within those areas.
In order to qualify for the AINP, interested parties must have a minimum investment of $100,000 CAD available. With that said, there are other criteria that must also be met if an individual wishes to pursue this route of immigration.
6. Ontario Entrepreneur Stream
The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) Entrepreneur Stream is an excellent opportunity for business owners and entrepreneurs interested in starting, purchasing, or managing a business. The program’s requirements are relatively straightforward; you need to make either a $200,000 or $600,000 investment in your company within two years of being nominated. After satisfying the performance agreement conditions, you may apply for permanent residency status in Canada. Don’t wait any longer to explore this great opportunity! Apply now to get started on your journey towards achieving success with OINP Entrepreneur Stream!
It’s never been easier to invest in and manage an enterprise in Ontario. So don’t miss out – take advantage of this fantastic opportunity today!
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Saskatchewan is a great place for investors, company owners, and entrepreneurs to make their mark. With the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program’s (SINP) Entrepreneur PNPs, you can get Canadian Permanent Residency through smart investment. The three programs offer different ways to qualify so you can choose one that best suits your needs and circumstances.
- SINP Entrepreneur Category
- SINP International Graduate Entrepreneur Category
- SINP Farm Owner and Operator Category
Whether it’s a business or farm operation in mind, there’s an option available to help you meet your goals of living and working in Canada. Invest today and take the first step towards making Canada your new home!
If you are an international entrepreneur or investor looking to make a home in Canada, the Manitoba Business Investor Stream (MBIS) is here to help. This investment-based immigration program is designed for those who wish to establish or purchase businesses in Manitoba. With MBIS, you have two paths towards achieving permanent residence – both of which can open up exciting opportunities for you and your family.
- MPNP Entrepreneur Pathway
- MPNP Farm Investor Pathway
If you’re looking to start and run a business in New Brunswick, the New Brunswick Entrepreneurial Stream has all you need. As an entrepreneur or investor, this route makes it easy for you to qualify for permanent residency in Canada. All it takes is one year of successfully running your business; then you can submit your application for permanent residence. Plus, the minimum investment required is only $150,000 – that’s great value for such an amazing opportunity! Make sure not to miss out on this chance to fulfill your dreams of owning a business and living permanently in Canada.
The Canadian province of Nova Scotia likewise has two investment immigration pathways for investors, business owners, and entrepreneurs who want to obtain permanent residence by investment in Canada.
- NSNP Entrepreneur Category
- NSNP International Graduate Entrepreneur Category
The PEI Work Permit stream is an exciting opportunity for those seeking to establish a business in Prince Edward Island. Designed for skilled and qualified candidates, the program grants individuals the chance to come to PEI on a temporary work permit, allowing them to bring their business ideas to life in this beautiful province. The PEI Provincial Nominee Program has been helping people from all across Canada turn their entrepreneurial dreams into reality since its inception – with the Work Permit stream being one of its most popular streams. With the help of this program, you could be starting your own business in Prince Edward Island before you know it! Take advantage of this great opportunity today and start living your dream tomorrow.
The applicant will get a provincial nomination for permanent residency after the business has been running for at least a year.
There is no minimum investment required for this category.
For investors, Québec offers three options for immigration.
Quebec Immigrant Investor Program
The minimum investment required for this category is $1,200,000.
Quebec Entrepreneur Program
The minimum investment required for this category varies according to the program.
Quebec Self-Employed Worker Program
The minimum investment required for this category is $25,000 or $50,000
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