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
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 $400,000.
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.
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.