Canada has a strong economic culture. If you have experience running or investing in businesses, you may qualify for Canada Immigration as a business immigrant however the federal investor program is currently closed.
Each province has its own investor/Entrepreneur programs. The requirements for these programs must be reviewed at the time of application as conditions and requirements can change dramatically without notice.
Canada admits immigrants under the Business Immigration Programs which comprise three sub-categories including Investors, Entrepreneurs and the Self-Employed. (Read more for new investor programs)
AMS will help you to choose the correct option as well as filing all required documentation to process your application until you receive your Permanent Resident Visa.
The Investor Class
The Investor Class is point based and confers permanent residence upon applicants who demonstrate an ability to become economically established in Canada on the basis of their business or management experience and personal net worth of a minimum net worth as set by each province. It currently ranges from C$250,000 to as much as several million. Under applicable programs, applicants can obtain financing and receive legal security on their investment.
The Entrepreneur Class
The Entrepreneur Program seeks to attract experienced business persons who will own and actively manage businesses in Canada that contribute to the economy and create jobs. Entrepreneurs must:
- show that they have business experience;
- have a minimum net worth legally obtained as set by the province;
- respect the required conditions set by the province for entrepreneurs after they arrive in Canada.
The Self Employed class
The Self Employed class (The Self-Employed Persons Program) seeks to attract applicants who have the intention and ability to become self-employed in Canada. Self-employed persons are required to have either: relevant experience that will make a significant contribution to the cultural or athletic life of Canada or experience in farm management and the intention and ability to purchase and manage a farm in Canada.
- Nova Scotia Entrepreneur Stream: Program Criteria (New)
- Nova Scotia International Graduate Entrepreneur: Program Criteria (New)