If you’re looking to make an investment in Canada or to start/acquire a business in Canada, there may be several avenues for you. You can either apply under the federal start-up visa program or know which province/territory you plan to reside in. You can look at the different investor or entrepreneur options under the provincial business immigration programs.
The Government of Canada and Quebec operates popular business immigration programs. Many provinces also have business immigration options that are part of their Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs)
Provinces can nominate eligible business immigration candidates for permanent residence. Suppose you are interested in business immigration options in one of the provinces listed below. In that case, you can review and compare the eligibility requirements and application processes below to learn which is best suited to your circumstances.
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Conditions attached to a Canada Immigration Visa issued under the Entrepreneur Program are:
The Entrepreneur must, within three years of arriving in Canada:
- control a percentage of equity of a qualifying Canadian business equal to or greater than one-third;
- be active in the management of the qualifying Canadian company, and
- establish at least one full-time job for a Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident other than the Entrepreneur and family members.
If the Entrepreneur does not fulfill these conditions, there is a possibility of losing Canadian Permanent Resident status.