The Canadian Business Immigration Program aims to create new opportunities in local markets, by welcoming those who have the skill and experience to help grow it.

These immigration programs and visas are designed to help promote and develop Canada’s economy by attracting entrepreneurs, the self-employed and business persons who are not yet Canadian citizens. Currently, there are three Business Immigration Program streams available:

Self-Employed Program
This program is for people who are capable of creating their own employment, by contributing athletically, culturally or artistically to Canada’s employment market. People with sufficient funds and relevant work experience can apply for the Self-employed Program.

Start-up Visa
Start-up Visa candidates may apply if they have a qualifying innovative business that will help grow the Canadian economy as well as create jobs in Canada. Successful applicants will get permanent residence for both them and their families.

Business Visitor Visa
This visa is for business individuals who intend to stay temporarily in Canada in order to engage in international business markets by growing, investing or creating business connections. The Business Visitor Visa is for potential candidates who, among other requirements, do not intend to impact directly on the Canadian job market.