FEDERAL BUSINESS IMMIGRATION

Canada wants to attract individuals with business and/or senior managerial experience who can contribute to the development of the Canadian economy. Following are the two business migration programs presently offered by the Federal Government.

Start-up visa

Applicants are required to secure a minimum investment for their Canadian start-up – if the funds come from a designated Canadian venture capital fund, the investment must be at least $200,000. If the funds are from an angel investor group, it should be at least $75,000.

Eligibility:

●  Prove your business is supported by a designated organization

●  Show that your business meets the ownership requirements

●  Meet the language requirements of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 5 in either English or French

●  Enough money to settle

Self Employed Program

Eligibility:

●  Relevant experience – taken part in cultural activities or athletics at a world-class level or been self-employed in cultural activities or athletics.

●  Intend and be able to be self-employed in Canada

●  Meet a minimum of 35 points on the selection criteria which includes experience, education, age, language abilities and adaptability.

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