Visa Categories Investors, entrepreneurs and self-employed people

For people who want to start a business in Canada

The Business Immigration Program seeks to attract experienced business people to Canada who will support the development of a strong and prosperous Canadian economy.

Both the Federal Investor and Entrepreneur programs are currently being reviewed and so CIC are not currently accepting any new applications for the moment. This pause was effective as of July 1st 2012. Updated information will be provided as soon as it is available.

Business immigrants are expected to make a C$800,000 investment or to own and manage businesses in Canada.

Canada has three classes of business immigrants:

Investors - No applications being accepted for the time being (as of July 1st 2012)

Investors must:

  • show that they have business experience
  • have a minimum net worth of C$1.6 million that was obtained legally and
  • make a C$800,000 investment
There are also financing options available.

For a full assessment of your eligibility, please click here.

For further information, please contact Canadian Visa Specialists at: info@canadianvisaspecialists.com

Canadian visa Specialists is an authorised representative of the Desjardins Immigrant Investor Program.




Entrepreneurs - No applications being accepted for the time being (as of July 1st 2011)

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 of C$300,000 that was obtained legally and
  • respect the conditions for entrepreneurs after they arrive in Canada.
For a full assessment of your eligibility, please click here.

Self-employed

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.
For a full assessment of your eligibility, please click here.
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