Planning on doing business in Canada? This area of immigration is for those with business acumen and high net worth investors. Canada provides business immigration options for investors, individuals intending self-employment, start-up businesses, and more.
The various entrepreneur and self-employed programs are aimed at individuals with mid-range income who intend to operate and manage their business in Canada. In comparison, the investor program does not have an obligation to establish a physical business in Canada. This investment is passive but very costly. To know more about Canada Business and Investment Immigration, please contact us.
Federal Business Immigration
Federal Business Immigration Programs are designed for mid-sized business owners and high net worth investors who are considered economic immigrants. To qualify, you must meet certain criteria for any of the Federal Business Immigration programs. These options include:
- The Federal Investor Program
- The Federal Venture Capital Program
- The Federal Self-Employed Program
- The Federal Startup Visa
Provincial Nominee Business Programs (PNP) Immigration
Each province of Canada has their own application procedure if you are intending on becoming a Permanent Resident. The difficulty in meeting the criteria depends on the province selected. We will provide consultation on which province is most suitable for your case based on your needs. PNP options include:
- The Provincial Investors Nominee Program
- The Provincial Entrepreneur Nominee Program
Quebec Business Immigration
The province of Quebec has their own unique set of policies and business immigration programs aimed at attracting investors and businesses. These unique programs might be more favorable depending on your situation and best advised to contact us directly. The Quebec Business Immigration programs include:
- The Quebec Investor Program
- The Quebec Entrepreneur Program
- The Quebec Self-Employed Business Program
Why Choose Us?
Choosing the right Visa program to apply to can be an overwhelming and confusing process. We will ensure you obtain your Visa in the most simple and cost-effective method available with your needs in mind.
General Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Do I Need Covered Health Insurance?
Yes, if you are a foreign visitor, you will need to have private health insurance during your stay in Canada. Canada’s free health care system is not available for visitors from other countries so you will need minimum coverage during your visitation. If you are a recent immigrant, you will still need visitors to Canada insurance until you are eligible to receive public health insurance in your province. Do not worry! private health insurance in Canada is relatively cheap but knowing what you qualify for can give you more options. For example, if you are an international student, you are eligible for International Student Insurance, or if you are a family member, consider Super Visa Insurance. We can help you figure it out.
Do I Need To Know English Or French?
Yes, most applicants intending to immigrate to Canada must have proof of language ability in either English or French. If you are immigrating from an English-speaking country, you are still required to show proof or complete a language proficiency test like the IELTS (English) or TEF (French) Language Test.
How Much Money Will I Need?
The amount of money you will need depends on the immigration program you apply for, the intended period of visitation, and the number of dependents. Generally speaking, if you are single and are applying for permanent residency under the express entry program, you will need a minimum savings of around $13,000 in Canadian dollars to cover costs of settlement, visa and other legal document processing fees, and basic necessities. You do not need proof of funds if you have a work permit and a valid job offer in Canada or if you apply under the Canadian Experience Class program.
How Much Time Will It Take To Process The Visa?
The time it takes for Visa processing varies depending on the candidate, country, program, and case. Generally, the expected wait time is between 8 to 32 weeks (2 to 8 months) but can be longer. We advise you to contact us if you are not sure or check the estimated processing time for each application type provided by the Government of Canada using the following link: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/application/check-processing-times.html