In order to find out whether you are eligible to migrate to Canada as a business migrant please try our free eligibility assessment tool. This tool will provide you with a basic information whether you are eligible or not. Once you know you are eligible, then you may be looking forward to a comprehensive assessment. Save time and money checking eligibility first.
Basic eligibility Criteria for Migration as a Business investor in Canada
1. You must have business experience or senior manager level experience
2. You must have ability to invest in Canada. Buy, establish new or join and existing business
3. You must operate and manage the business for two years
Canadian investment/Business migration visa may request investment funds as low as C$100,000 investment and upwards. Based on the program, geographical location and ability to establish business, business migration visa applications defer and allows you to establish as a successful business investor. In general, entrepreneur immigration to Canada requires the candidate to open or purchase, and then actively manage, a qualifying small business in Canada. Upon satisfying pre-determined conditions, Entrepreneur Visa holders can then become Canadian permanent residents and eventually citizens of the country.
As an example of eligibility criteria BC PNP program requires you to have below eligibility.
1. Personal net worth of at least CAD $600,000
2. Minimum investment of CAD $200,000
3. Creation of at least one new job
We advise you to look for a detailed and comprehensive assessment form a qualified consultant.
Below Businesses are ineligible for most of International Entrepreneur Category
• Businesses that are conducted remotely (from another Canadian jurisdiction or from another country);
• Property rental, investment, and leasing activities;
• Real estate construction/development/brokerage, insurance brokerage or business brokerage; unless the applicant can prove their business in one of these areas is of compelling benefit to the Province;
• Professional services or self-employed business operators requiring licensing or accreditation;
• Pay day loan, cheque cashing, money changing and cash machines;
• Taxi companies;
• Home-based businesses; unless the applicant can prove their business will have a compelling benefit to the Province;
• Businesses involved in the production, distribution or sale of pornographic or sexually explicit products or services;
• Not-for-profit businesses;
• Investments into a business operated primarily for the purposes of deriving passive investment income;
• Businesses operating primarily for the purpose of deriving investment income such as interest, dividends or capital gains;
• Business that will compensate employees solely on the basis of commission;
• Any other type of business that by association could would tend to bring the province into disrepute.