Who is a Business Immigrant?
Business immigrants are people who can invest in, or start businesses
in Canada and are expected to support the development of a strong and
prosperous Canadian economy. The Business Immigration Programs seek to
attract people experienced in business to Canada.
Business immigrants are selected based on their ability to become
economically established in Canada.
There are three classes of business immigrants:
The Immigrant Investor Program seeks to attract experienced persons
and capital to Canada. Investors must demonstrate business experience,
a minimum net worth of CDN $800,000 and make an investment of CDN
The Entrepreneur Program seeks to attract experienced persons that
will own and actively manage businesses in Canada that will contribute
to the economy and create jobs. Entrepreneurs must demonstrate
business experience, a minimum net worth of CDN $300,000 and are
subject to conditions upon arrival in Canada.
Self-employed persons must have the intention and ability to create
their own employment. They are expected to contribute to the cultural
or athletic life of Canada. They may create their own employment by
purchasing and managing a farm in Canada.
application forms and guide can be downloaded from this site