Business Investor Immigration

Business Investor Immigration

Business Investor Immigration

  • Many of Canada’s provinces have their own Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). Based on the province’s economic needs, a PNP allows a province to nominate an applicant to immigrate to Canada and settle in that province.
  • Under various Provincial Nominee Programs, there exists many business immigration categories for individuals who are interested to start or invest in a Canadian business venture. The minimum investment and net worth requirements vary from province to province, as every business immigration program is created to suit the needs of the province.
  • Generally, every business program requires the applicant to create a detailed business plan. The plan must explain the type of business being purchased or established, provide detailed financial projections that can demonstrate the profitable impact on the local economy and labor market.

 

Province

Streams

Minimum Net Worth

Minimum Investment

British Columbia's Entrepreneur Immigration Program

 

$600,000 CAD

$200,000 CAD

Manitoba's Business Investor Stream

Entrepreneur Pathway

$500,000 CAD

Minimum investment is $250,000 CAD for businesses situated in the Manitoba Capital Region.

Minimum investment is $150,000 CAD if a business is situated outside of the Manitoba Capital Region.

Farm Investor Pathway

$500,000 CAD

At least $300,000. You are expected to establish a farming business in rural Manitoba.

Saskatchewan's Entrepreneur Program

 

$500,000 CAD

Intend to invest a minimum of $300,000 (CAD) in Regina and Saskatoon or a minimum of $200,000 (CAD) in all other Saskatchewan communities.

Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program: Business

Corporate stream

 

A minimum investment of $5 million CAD

Entrepreneur stream

If your proposed business will be located within the Greater Toronto Area (GTA – includes the City of Toronto, Durham, Halton, York and Peel regions), you must have a minimum net worth of $1,500,000 CAD.

If your proposed business will be located outside of the GTA, you must have a minimum net worth of $800,000 CAD.

If your proposed business will be in the ICT/Digital Communications sector (regardless of your proposed business location), you must have a minimum net worth of $800,000 CAD.

If your proposed business will be located within the GTA, you must make a minimum personal investment of $1,000,000 CDN and have a minimum equity ownership of 33.3 per cent.

If your proposed business will be located outside of the GTA, you must make a minimum personal investment of $500,000 CDN and have a minimum equity ownership of 33.3 per cent.

If your proposed business will be in the ICT/Digital Communications sector (regardless of where you set up the business), you must make a minimum personal investment of $500,000 CDN and have a minimum equity ownership of 33.3 per cent.

New Brunswick – Entrepreneurial Stream

 

Have a verifiable personal net worth of at least CAD $600,000 of which CAD $300,000 must be liquid and unencumbered funds.

$250,000 CAD

Prince Edward Island –

100% Ownership stream

 

Have a minimum verifiable personal net worth of $600,000 which has been accumulated through legal and legitimate sources in your own right

Sign an escrow agreement with the Province and submit a $200,000 deposit.

Yukon Business Nominee Program

 

Has a minimum net worth of $500,000 CAD, with documented proof that it was obtained through legal means. This MUST be verified by a Yukon accounting firm;

Has a minimum $300,000 in liquid assets (cash, bonds, cash derivatives etc.) with documented proof that they were obtained through legal means. This MUST be verified by a Yukon accounting firm.

Must demonstrate how they will expend a minimum capital investment of $300,000 in the business in the first two years

Northwest Territories Nominee Program: Business Stream

 

$500,000 CAD [if business is in Yellowknife]

$300,000 CAD [if business is in Yellowknife]

 

$250,000 CAN [if business is outside of Yellowknife]

$150,000 CAN [if business is outside of Yellowknife]

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