Business Immigration to Canada

Business Class Immigration to Canada

Canada welcomes successful business people seeking new opportunities and challenges. The Business Immigration Program is designed to encourage and facilitate the admission of these individuals, in addition to providing excellent business opportunities. Canada is a multi-cultural country that boasts one of the world's highest standards of living, with excellent health, education, and social systems. The Canadian government welcomes business immigrants and offers services to help immigrants start business and settle in Canada.

Exploratory Trip

Both the federal and provincial governments strongly advise Business Immigrants to make an exploratory trip to familiarize themselves with the place and get more realistic sense of the opportunities and challenges of their business project in the province that they want to start business and settle with their families.

There are three types of Business Immigrants to Canada:

  • Investors
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Self-Employed

Selection Criteria

To be selected as a Business Immigrant, you must meet first the definition of the business class in which you are applying under (investor, entrepreneur or self-employed person). If you successfully meet the definition, you are then assessed against several selection factors (age, education, official languages, experience and adaptability). The pass mark for all three (3) classes of business is 35. The maximum possible score for each class is 100.

Entrepreneurs and investors are assessed under five selection factors: (relevant experience, age, education, language abilities, and adaptability).

Self-employed applicants must meet the definition of a Self-employed category as described above. Self-employed immigrants will be evaluated against a similar selection criteria point system applicable to their circumstances.

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