PROVINCIAL ENTREPRENEUR STREAM
Business persons who are looking to immigrate to Canada can set up a business or purchase an existing one in a Canadian province
The Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) allow Canadian provinces and territories to nominate individuals who wish to immigrate to Canada and who are interested in settling in a particular province. Each Canadian province has at least one Entrepreneur Stream program under its unique Provincial Nominee Program.
To qualify you must complete the following steps among others:
- Complete an Expression of Interest
- Complete a Business Plan
- Complete a Net Worth Evaluation by an Accredited Accounting Company
- Commit to investing between 150,0000 CAD to 400,000 CAD depending on the province wherein you intend to settle
We can help you choose the provinces that are most suitable to you based on your investment amount. Get started exploring your options by starting a Free Assessment (see below), or by browsing the below Entrepreneur Programs.
This page contains information on the Provincial Entrepreneur Stream, which is one of 3 available streams for business migrants. For an overview of all business streams, please visit the Business page.
Finding an eligible business
Submitting an Expression of Interest
Submitting an application
Obtain your Work Permit
Work in Canada, then apply for PR
Provincial Entrepreneur Programs
Business Immigration Streams
You have a number of available options to immigrate as a business class migrant. The Quebec Immigrant Investor program allows you to immigrate to Canada by making a government-guaranteed investment for fiver years.
There are also a number of Entrepreneur programs hosted by the various Canadian provinces, which will require you to invest in and operate a business in Canada.
You may also wish to explore the Owner Operator LMIA option, that would allow you to buy a business and attain a Work Permit faster than the provincial programs.
Since there are so many options available to you, we encourage you to fill out a free assessment to learn more about which options suit you.
Through the above programs you are able to either buy an existing business or establish a new one. The government would consider many factors in approving your application, including: Your business management and ownership experience; Your financial capability, And other factors. You will need to assign yourself as a manager, and operate the business for at least a year in order to qualify for Permanent Residency. Take advantage of our knowledge of these programs by starting a Free Assessment.
Each province encourages the immigration of entrepreneurs and business managers through their Provincial Nominee Programs, including the most populated provinces like British Columbia, Alberta, Quebec, and Ontario. However, note that some provinces (like the Western provinces of Saskatechwan and Manitoba) prefer to accept applicants that have a family, relative, business, or other connection to the province. Also, most provinces require a certain proficiency in your ability to speak English or French. Therefore, you would need to be strategic about which province to apply to. We welcome you to start your Free Assessment so that we can determine the best option for you.
Canada welcomes self-employed individuals in a variety of fields, for instance, in the farming field, or arts, culture, or sports. The applicant would need to have a certain level of success in their home country or the world, and would need to demonstrate an aptitude to succeed in Canada. Take a Free Assessment to ascertain if your self-employed experience would make you eligible for one of the Self-Employed Immigration Programs.
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