Canada offers tremendous opportunities to foreigners who want to do business in Canada. Every year, thousands of ambitious businesspeople grace our shores and there is certainly no reason why you can not be among them.
The objective of the Business Immigration Program is to encourage investment and employment in Canada through the migration of people who have the ability to successfully establish or invest in a business in Canada.

4 Main Categories to Business Visas in Canada

Individuals with business/managerial experience and relatively high net-worth may apply for a Canadian permanent residence under the Canada Business Immigration Program in one of the following four sub-categories:

⚫ Investors

⚫ Entrepreneurs

⚫ Self Employed Persons

⚫ PNP Business Programs

Start-Up Visa Investor Program

When looking to immigrate to Canada as an investor, the best option available is to apply for the general Start-up Visa Program. You will have to meet certain requirements for your application to be successful by being innovative, creating jobs for Canadians and being able to compete internationally.

Requirements for Investors

To qualify for the Start-up Visa, applicants must:

⦿ Have a qualifying business

⦿ Demonstrate intermediate knowledge in both English and French (CBL5)
Get a letter of support from a designated institution (Receive a minimum funding commitment of $200,000 CDN from a designated Venture Capital Organization, $75,000 from an approved Angel Investor, or Business Incubator)

⦿ Bring enough money to settle in Canada

Entrepreneur Program

Because they create employment opportunities and contribute to the Canadian economy, entrepreneurs are encouraged to apply for this immigration stream. Successful applicants are able to open a business in Canada, as well as gain permanent residence status in the country.

Requirements for Entrepreneurs

To qualify for the Entrepreneur Program, applicants must:

⦿ Establish, purchase or make a substantial investment in a business in Canada within 2 years of landing in Canada which will result in a significant contribution to the economy

⦿ Engage in active and ongoing participation in the management of the business

⦿ Employ at least one Canadian citizen or permanent resident other than the entrepreneur and his dependents.

To ensure that these conditions are met, entrepreneurs are required to report to immigration officials their progress, on a regular basis within this two year period.

Self-Employed Persons Program

This business immigration stream is for those who will either establish or purchase a business in Canada that will make a “significant” contribution to the economy or the cultural or artistic life of Canada.

Eligibility under Self-employed person program:

⦿ have relevant experience (at least 2 years experience in the last 5 years)

⦿ be willing and able to be self-employed in Canada

⦿ meet the program’s selection criteria (minimum 35 points) and

⦿ meet medical, security, and other conditions

Selection criteria is based on:


⦿ education

⦿ age

⦿ language abilities

⦿ adaptability

Business PNP Programs

There are several business investment avenues through PNP programs across Canada.

British Columbia PNP Entrepreneur

Requirements: $600,000 CAD net worth, 3 years experience being a business owner/manager, invest $200,000 & create at least 1 full time job for Canadian citizens or PR.

Entrepreneur Regional Pilot

Requirements: $100,000 investment, personal net worth of $300,000, have minimum 51% ownership & create 1 full time job in the local community.
Criteria: The business must be located in a community in BC with a population less than 75,000

Manitoba PNP

Entrepreneur pathway

Requirements: Minimum investment of $250,000, networth of $500,000 & have 3 years of work experience as business owner/manager

Farm Investor

Requirements: $300,000 investment, $500,000 net worth, 3 years experience of farm ownership or operation

New Brunswick PNP


Requirements: Net worth $600,000 & must invest $250,000, 3 years of work experience as business owner/manager

Northwest Territories PNP

Northwest Territory Business Stream

Requirements: $500,000 net worth (if you want to live outside of Yellowknife than req is only $250,000), $300,000 minimum investment (outside Yellowknife is only 150k), 3 years of work experience as business owner/manager

Nova Scotia PNP


Requirements: Net worth of $600,000, $150,000 minimum investment, 3 years of work experience as business owner/manager

Ontario PNP


Requirements: Net worth $800,000 (outside GTA is only $400,000), minimum investment of $600,000 (outside GTA is only $200,000) & must create 2 full time positions (If outside GTA than only 1 full time position)

⦿ If the proposed business is ICT / Digital Communications Sector than networth can be min. $400,000 and investment min $200,000


Requirements: International corporation must be established for at least 36 months, must be linked to parent corporation abroad and new business in Ontario, primary income source must be from active earned income from the business

⦿ Corporation must make an investment of 5 million dollars to expand into Ontario

⦿ Must create 5 new jobs for Canadian citizens or PR’s for every “key staff” being nominated at the company

Prince Edward Island PNP

Business Work Permit Stream

⦿ Requirements: Net worth $600,000

⦿ Must get endorsed by the community (Known as “community endorsement”)

Quebec PNP

Quebec Entrepreneur Program

Requirements: Net worth $900,000, minimum start-up deposit is $200,000 (In Montreal is $300,000)

Quebec Investor Program

Currently closed from November 2019 until July 2020

Requirements: Net assets worth 2 million dollars & must make a 1.2 million, 5-year term investment

Saskatchewan PNP

Entrepreneur Farm Program

Requirements: Net worth $500,000 (If under 40 than $300,000), agreement cash deposit of $75,000 (Once the agreement finishes you get this money back), 3 years’ experience managing a farm

Entrepreneur Program

Requirements: Net worth $500,000, 3 years of business management or entrepreneurial experience, invest $300,000 in Regina & Saskatoon area (in all other communities only $200,000)

Once we have determined that you qualify for an Immigration Visa or temporary entry to Canada and you have retained our Axiom to assist you in the application process, we will provide you with the following services.

Determine your immigration category

Prepare, perfect and submit your application

Communicate with your Immigration Visa Office

Prepare you for your personal interview

Track your application through to Immigration Visa issuance

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