**Please note this stream is no longer in affect. It ended in 2016. **
Are you a business owner, investor, entrepreneur or self-employed individual? Do you have venture capital, business acumen, and entrepreneurial skills? If so, CIP may be able to help you take advantage of a number of Federal Business and Investor Immigration Programs.
The federal government wants to keep our economy strong. There’s always a place for smart, savvy people who have the resources to make things happen. The only thing you have to do is prove to the Federal Government that you qualify for one of the programs they’ve set aside to make it happen.
Learn more about the different programs below.
The Canadian business immigration programs also seek to develop new commercial opportunities and improve access to growing foreign markets by welcoming people who are familiar with those markets and their special requirements and customs. Individuals with business/managerial experience and relatively high net worth may be eligible to apply for a Canada Immigration (permanent resident) Visa under one of the Canadian business immigration programs under one of the following three sub-categories:
Entrepreneur Start-up Visa Program: Start-Up Visa Entrepreneurs must secure funding and support from a designated Canadian investment organization. To do so, they must have a plan for a unique business that will be created in Canada.
Immigrant Investor Venture Capital Pilot Program: To qualify, investors are required to have a net worth of $10 million and make a non-guaranteed investment of $2 million over 15 years, to be invested in innovative Canadian-based start-ups with high growth potential.
Self-Employed Persons Program: To qualify as a self-employed person, an individual must be willing and able to support him/herself and any dependents with self-employed income as a farmer, athlete, or artisan.
Federal Business Immigration Processing Times may vary from one Canadian Immigration Visa Office to another.
- Federal Investor Application Processing Times
- Federal Entrepreneur Application Processing Times
- Federal Self-Employed Application Processing Times
Business immigration processing fees also vary from one Canadian Immigration Visa office to another.
If these look like the right programs for you, don’t delay.
Contact CIP today to start the process of qualifying. We’re here to answer your concerns and simplify the process of proving that you’re a great fit for one of these federal programs. We can’t wait forward your business and investment goals within Canada’s borders.