Canadian Business Program

Canadian Business Program

Canada offers exciting opportunities to entrepreneurs from other countries wishing to do business in Canada. Thousands of ambitious foreign business owners visit Canada to try their luck in the country. They use the country’s Business Immigration Program to plan their moves.

The Business Immigration Program offered by Canada aims to encourage investment and boost employment in Canada. The country is keen on leveraging the skills and talents of these foreign entrepreneurs and wants to encourage them to establish their own business or invest in one in Canada. If you have business or managerial experience and high net worth, you are eligible to apply for the Canadian Business Program. There are four sub-categories offered under this program:

  • Investors
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Self Employed Persons
  • PNP Business Programs
  • Corporate Immigration

Investors Program

The general Start-up Visa Investors Program is the right option to initiate your Canada migration plan. You have to meet specific eligibility requirements to be considered for immigration. You must commit to creating jobs for Canadians and must be able to compete internationally.


  • You must own a qualifying business
  • You must have intermediate knowledge (CBL 5) in both English and French
  • Carry a letter of support from a designated institution
  • Receive a minimum funding commitment of CAD 200,000 from a designated Venture Capital Organization, $75,000 from an approved Angel Investor, or Business Incubator
  • Demonstrate the financial stability to settle in Canada

Entrepreneur Program

If you can create employment opportunities and contribute to the Canadian economy, you can apply for this program. If you succeed, you can start a business in Canada and gain permanent residence status.


  • Make a substantial investment in Canada within two years of coming to the country
  • You must play an active role in the management of your business
  • Employ at least one Canadian citizen or permanent resident in your business
  • Report the progress of your business to the immigration officials regularly

Self-Employed Persons Program

This stream is for entrepreneurs capable of establishing or buying a business in Canada and can make a good contribution to the country’s economy or its cultural/artistic life.


  • You must have at least two years of experience
  • You must be willing to remain self-employed in Canada
  • You must achieve the selection criteria
  • You must fulfill all medical, security, and other qualifying conditions

 Selection to this stream is done by taking into account your

  • Experience
  • Qualification
  • Age
  • Linguistic abilities
  • Adaptability to the country’s business and cultural environment

Business PNP Programs

Canada offers the opportunity to become a citizen of various provinces through the PNP programs.

  1. Entrepreneur

To qualify, you must have a net worth of CAD 600,000 CAD three years of experience as a business owner/manager. You must be willing to invest CAD 200,000 and create at least one full-time job for Canadian citizens or permanent residents.

  1. Entrepreneur Regional Pilot

To qualify, you must make an investment of CAD100 000. You must have a personal net worth of CAD 300,000, a minimum of 51 percent ownership in the enterprise, and create at least one full-time job in the local community.

Corporate Immigration

Corporate immigration is the right platform for entrepreneurs looking to expand their business to Canada. It is designed for large, medium, and small companies with the need to send their employees across borders.

If you plan to migrate to Canada by starting your own business or buying or partnering in an existing one, we can help you carry out the processes smoothly. SunnySpire is one of the leading immigration consultants in Canada, specializing in immigration services of all types.

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