Business Immigration

EntrepreneurCanada 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 →

Entrepreneur Programs

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 →

Investor Programs

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 →