PROVINCIAL BUSINESS IMMIGRATION

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

ALL Provincial Business Program require:

●  Minimum net worth

●  Minimum investment amount to be invested in a new/existing business

●  Ownership must be at least one-third (33.3%)

●  Language requirement 

●  Experience in ownership or managing a business at a senior management level

●  Active and ongoing management of the business after purchase

1. Rural Entrepreneur Stream

Entrepreneurs who want to start a business or buy an existing business in a rural Alberta community can submit an Expression of Interest (EOI).

Eligibility:

● Have either a minimum 3 years of experience as an active business owner/manager or a minimum of 4 years of experience as a senior manager within the past 10 years.

● Completed high school

● CLB 4

● Minimum net worth of $300,000

● Minimum investment of $200,000

 

2. Graduate Entrepreneur Stream

International graduates of approved Alberta post-secondary institutions who want to start a business or buy an existing business can submit an Expression of Interest (EOI).

Eligibility:

● Completed 2 years of full-time education in Alberta

● Have a post-graduate work permit

● Minimum 6 months of full-time experience managing or owning a business

●CLB Level 7

 

3. Farm Stream

Experienced farmers who plan to buy or start a farm in Alberta can apply for permanent residence.

Eligibility:

● Minimum 3 years of business owner experience or 4 years as a senior manager within the last 10 years.

● Minimum Net worth of $300,000

● Able to invest a minimum of $200,000

● CLB Level 4

 

4. Foreign Graduate Entrepreneur Stream

Foreign graduates from outside of Canada can apply for permanent residence.

Eligibility:

● Completed a Degree

● Minimum 6 months of full-time experience managing or owning a business

● CLB Level 5

● Minimum investment of $100,000 for urban centre or $50,000 for a regional area.

● Business must relate to one of the sectors: Technology, Aerospace, Financial Services, Agriculture, Tourism, Life Sciences, Pharmaceutical.

 

1. Entrepreneur – Base Category

Eligibility:

● $600,000 in personal net worth

● Have more than three years of experience as an owner/manager, or more than four years as a senior Manager of a business in the last ten years

● Demonstrate two years of post-secondary education, or have experience as a business owner-manager with 100% ownership for at least three of the past five years

● Minimum eligible personal investment of $200,000

 

2. Entrepreneur – Regional Pilot 

Eligibility:

● $ 300,000 in personal net worth

●.Minimum personal investment of $100,000

● Willing to invest in participating community

● More than three years of experience as an owner/manager, or more than four years as a senior Manager 

● Demonstrate two years of post-secondary education

 

3. Strategic Projects

Eligibility:

● make a minimum equity investment of at least $500,000 directed toward the corporation’s operations in B.C.

● establish new or purchase and expand an eligible business in B.C.

● create at least three new full-time equivalent jobs for Canadian citizens or permanent residents for each foreign key staff member proposed (to a maximum of five key staff)

 

The NWT Nominee Program Business Stream is pausing its intake of new applications until further notice

Eligibility:

 

● Possess a net worth of at least CAD$600,000

● Be able to invest at least CAD$150,000 to establish a business in Nova Scotia;

● At least 3 years’ experience actively managing and owning a business or more than 5 years’ experience in a senior

● At least CLB 5 in English or French

Eligibility:

● Have a minimum $500,000 in net business and personal assets.

● Have a minimum of three years (in the last 10) of business management or entrepreneurial experience, and

● Invest a minimum $300,000 in Regina or Saskatoon, or $200,000 in any other area of Saskatchewan

Entrepreneur Pathway
Eligibility:

● Personal net worth of $500,000

● Minimum of 3 years of successful business ownership and management experience or minimum 3 years of executive level experience as a senior manager of a  business

● Obtain a score of at least 60 on the Adaptability Assessment Matrix which assess the applicant on age, business knowledge, business experience, net worth, English and/or French fluency and adaptability

● Minimum investment of $250,000 for businesses situated in the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region.

● Minimum investment of $150,000 if business is situation outside of Winnipeg Metropolitan Region.

● Minimum CLB 5

 

Farm Investor Pathway

● Personal Net Worth of $500,000

●Minimum of three years farm ownership and operation experience

●Minimum investment of $300,000

New Brunswick Business Immigration Stream
Eligibility:

● Be between 21 and 59

● Minimum CLB 5 in English or French

● Have, at a minimum, been awarded a high school diploma

● Be able to demonstrate that they will live in and operate their business in New Brunswick

● Have a minimum net worth of $500,000 and commit to a minimum of $150,000 investment in their business.

● Create one full time permanent job for Canadian citizen or PR

Entrepreneur Stream

Eligibility:

● At least 2 years of full-time business experience in the last five years

● Your experience must be as a business owner OR as a senior manager

● Net worth of at least CAD$1,500,000 if the business is located within the Greater Toronto Area or CAD$800,000 if the business is outside the Greater Toronto Area.

● Personal Investment of CAD $600,000 if the business is located within the Greater Toronto Area or CAD $200,000 if the business is outside the Greater Toronto Area. If the proposed business is in the ICT/Digital Communications sector, the investment is CAD $200,000 regardless of proposed business location

● Create at least 2 permanent full-time jobs for Canadian Citizens/Permanent Resident if business is located inside GTA and 1 permanent full-time job if the business is located outside GTA or is in the digital and information communication sector

Work Permit Stream
Eligibility:

● Personal net worth of CAD $600,000

● Minimum education of high-school equivalent

● Be within 21-59 years of age at the time of application

● Have transferable management skills and past employment

● Meet minimum language of CLB 4.

Business Nominee Program
Eligibility:

● Achieve a score of at least 65 points on the assessment grid.

● Have 3 years of relevant entrepreneurial experience and 5 years of relevant work experience.

● Have a minimum net worth of CAD $500,000

● Have a minimum CAD $300,000 in liquid assets (cash, bonds, cash derivatives etc.)

“The only thing worse than starting something and failing… is not starting something.”