Canadian Immigration Programs for business people: Investors, Managers, and Entrepreneurs

If you are looking to immigrate to Canada and have experience as a business manager or a business owner, Canada offers many options of becoming a permanent resident. Canada recognizes the important role business people play in creating job opportunities, fostering wealth creation and stimulating economic development. Acquiring a Canadian visa as a businessperson is a complex and comprehensive process. At Siminca Inc., we are here to assist you, every step of the way.

Why Come to Canada for Business?

Canada is renowned for its robust economy, and for this reason, is considered one of the best places in the world to do business. Under the Canadian Constitution, immigration to Canada is a responsibility shared between the provincial governments and the Federal Canadian Government.

All territories and provinces have entered into official agreements with the Federal Canadian Government to facilitate the immigration of business persons from other countries. Other than the province of Quebec which operates under its own business immigration selection programs, all Canadian provinces and  territories have designed Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP) for entrepreneurs and investors for this purpose. The Quebec province, which operates with a different system, selects business immigrants through its own business immigrations programs for entrepreneurs, investors, and the self-employed.

How Can I Acquire Canadian Residency through Business Immigration Programs?

Making an Investment in Canada. If you have significant net worth, have business or management experience and are ready to invest in Canada, there are several options to choose from. For passive investments, consider the Quebec Immigrant Investor Program. It allows individuals to become permanent Canadian residents and settle in the Province of Quebec by making a government-guaranteed and passive investment. For more active investments, Quebec as well as the other provinces have their own programs for entrepreneurs. Individuals with business experience and a significant net worth who plan to eventually start or invest in and operated a business in Canada may qualify under one of these programs.

Provincial nominee programs for Entrepreneurs: there are several programs to choose from. These require you to operate and invest in a business in Canada. To learn more about your eligibility for one or more programs, check out our free assessment page. You may also visit our detailed description of the PNP programs of each province:

Moving to Quebec.  Quebec is known for having some of the most well-established Business Immigration Programs in the country. If you are interested in moving to Quebec, the Quebec Investor Immigration Program, as well as the Entrepreneur Immigration Program, are recommended options. Because many of these programs require specific qualifications, it’s in your best interest to fill out a free assessment so we can walk you through each step of the process.

Moving to a Province Outside of Quebec. Through their individual PNPs, each province requires immigrants to make an active investment in either management capabilities in a business in one of Canada’s provinces, or capital. There are several options to help you get started, depending on which province you would like to immigrate to.

Self-Employed. Self-employed individuals who have a successful business track record are welcomed in Canada. These individuals can find jobs in a variety of fields, including fine arts, farming, and athletics.

Depending on where you want to live in Canada, and what you do for a living, Siminca Inc. can help you select on of the several Canadian immigration programs to help business people, investors, and managers acquire a Canadian permanent residence visa.

At Siminca Inc., our goal is to provide counsel, advice, and representation for individuals looking to immigrate to Canada, through business immigration programs or otherwise. With clients all over the globe, we recognize that each individual’s needs are unique, and we work tirelessly to ensure success, whether the client is a skilled worker, a student, or a family sponsor. Part of what makes us unique is our team’s multicultural and diverse background, which allows us to better understand our clients’ requirements. For more information about immigrating to Canada with a business visa, get in touch with us today.