Guide
Immigration to Canada for Entrepreneurs
How Does It Work?
Canada actively attracts entrepreneurs, investors, and executives who can contribute to its economic development. For these target groups, federal business immigration programs are available, offering opportunities to start and run businesses in the country. Foreign entrepreneurs can begin the immigration process by obtaining a job offer through a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA).
This work permit, typically issued for 3 years, allows them to manage a business in Canada. They can then apply for Permanent Residence through the federal Express Entry program under the Canadian Experience Class category. This not only simplifies the process of obtaining permanent residency but also provides a fast track to Canadian citizenship.
The Immigration Pathway for Aspiring and Established Entrepreneurs through Business Formation in Canada
Key Benefits
  • Transparent and straightforward immigration process for the entire family
  • Direct application for Canadian resident status
  • No investment amount requirements for the business
  • Entry to Canada within 6-8 months after application submission
What Does the Process Look Like?
From pre-arrival preparations to post-arrival integration, we provide comprehensive support at every stage to help you achieve your business and immigration goals seamlessly.
Before Coming to Canada:
  • Together with a Canadian partner, we create a new business or adapt your existing business to the Canadian market.
  • We register the company, develop corporate documents, open corporate accounts, conduct competitive analysis, and test the market.
  • We gather documents, fill out applications, and invite you to Canada on a Work Permit as an employee of the newly created company.
Result: You are in Canada with a three-year work permit, your spouse has an open work permit, your children have the right to study in Canadian schools, and you have access to free public healthcare.
After Arriving in Canada:
  • Work in your own company, gaining one year of Canadian work experience, which increases your points in the federal Express Entry program.
  • Register in the Express Entry system to apply for permanent residence in Canada under the Canadian Experience Class.
  • Manage and grow your business while awaiting the processing of your Permanent Residence application, which takes 6-8 months.
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Result: You obtain Permanent Residence status for yourself and your family, and after 2 years, you can apply for citizenship.
Applicant Requirements
  • Business experience or skills to manage a business are mandatory.
  • Pass a check for compliance with the conditions of the Express Entry immigration program.
  • Upon arrival in Canada, have at least $30,000 CAD to cover expenses for the first year until the business becomes profitable.
  • Provide proof of funds for investment purposes and living in Canada.
  • Undergo a medical examination at a government-designated organization in Canada.
  • Provide a police clearance certificate from all countries where you have lived for more than 6 months.
Advantages of This Pathway
Develop your business with the support of a professional team
All business preparation and document submission are done online
Fixed costs, with most payments due upon arrival in Canada
Immigration includes the entrepreneur's spouse and children
Entry to Canada within 6-8 months after document submission.
Costs
Overall, expenses typically range between
contingent on various factors such as your business project's scope, family size, and the investment amount allocated for business development.
$30,000 to $80,000,
Time
Duration of the Process
  • Business registration, administration, and launch: ~ 2-3 months
  • Waiting for work permit: ~ 6-9 months
  • Waiting for Canadian resident status: ~ 6-8 months
  • Waiting for citizenship, considering work experience in Canada: ~ 2 years
What's the Next Step?
Let's Begin
Fill out the questionnaire on the website or send your resume for evaluation to our specialists through this form.


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