Canada attracts entrepreneurs, businesspeople, self-employed persons, and investors willing to support the development of the Canadian economy and settle in the country permanently.
Canada offers a great many immigration programs and streams to business category immigrants.
The Start-Up Visa Program
This federal program is effective in all Canadian provinces and territories except for Quebec. It offers permanent residence to entrepreneurs with a qualifying innovative business who have got support of one of the Canadian funds or angel investors groups. Read more →
Programs for Self-Employed Persons
Self-employed individuals can choose between the federal Self-Employed Persons Program (which is open to people with experience in cultural activities or athletics at a world-class level) and the Quebec Self-Employed Worker Program (that attracts workers with a minimum of C$100,000 of net worth). Read more →
Entrepreneurs can immigrate to Canada through one of the Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs)’ streams for entrepreneurs or through the Quebec Entrepreneur Program. In most cases, the applicant must have C$250 thousand to C$900 thousand of net worth, invest C$100 thousand to C$500 thousand in the local economy, and create 1–3 jobs for Canadians. Read more →
The Quebec Investor Program is for individuals who have C$2 million of net worth, wish to invest C$1.2 million and to settle in Quebec. The investment sum is refundable. Read more →
Farm Owner Programs
Individuals wishing to set up a farming business in Canada may get permanent residency in this country under one of the provincial programs for self-employed farmers. Read more →