If you are a business person or manager looking to immigrate to Canada, the Canadian government and provincial governments offer a number of programs and options that may allow you to benefit from a faster immigration process.

Through “business class” immigration programs, Canada attempts to attract people with serious potential to contribute to the Canadian economy. These programs also serve to promote economic development, improving the labor market by attracting investors, entrepreneurs, foreign self-employed workers with available capital, management experience and entrepreneurial skills.

The immigration of business people also tends to develop new opportunities for Canada and allow access to new foreign markets by welcoming people familiar to these markets, their own needs and their own clientele.

If this option seems right for you based on your background and goals, there are several immigration options. For example, depending on where you plan to settle, you might opt ​​for the federal program or the program of a particular province, such as the Quebec Immigrant Investor Program. Start exploring your options right now by completing our free assessment and we'll be happy to discuss the business immigration options available to you.

What is the best business people program for me?

I have significant net worth with capital available to invest in a business in Canada.

Depending on the amount of funds you want to invest in Canada, you may have a number of options. For example, the Federal Immigrant Investor Program or the Quebec Immigrant Investor Program allow candidates to immigrate to Canada by making a passive and secure investment with the government. If you are looking to make a more active investment, there are a number of programs available to immigrate as Entrepreneur and Provincial Nominee Programs which involve investing and operating a business in Canada. You can also explore the Visa for Business Start-up program. So there are many options available, we invite you to complete our free assessment to benefit from our experience and discuss your options with a specialist.

I am considering operating a business in Canada.

Your management or business experience may favor your eligibility for certain Provincial Nominee Programs or for the Investor or Entrepreneur programs whether offered by the Government of Canada or the Government of Quebec. If you want to import your business activities into Canada or open a business here, there are many options, such as the Business Start-Up Visa. Take advantage of our knowledge of these programs starting our free evaluation.

I am a well established self-employed person in my field .

Canada welcomes self-employed workers in a variety of fields depending on the success and reputation gained in their particular field. These fields cover a wide range of professions ranging from farmer to athlete to artist. If you think you have experience as a self-employed worker that may make you eligible for self-employed immigration programs, complete our free assessment to find out.

Business Immigration Programs Available

Immigration of investors

These programs are made for people with significant net worth with sufficient capital to make a passive investment, guaranteed by the government.


Entrepreneurial immigration provides immigration opportunities for those with some net worth and management experience who plan to run a business in Canada.

Provincial designation

Depending on the province, a number of immigration programs are available for those seeking to run a corporation in that province.

Immigration of the self-employed

These programs allow self-employed individuals with significant work experience in a particular field to immigrate to Canada.

Starting a business

If funding and support are guaranteed by a designated Canadian investment agency, those with a plan for a single corporation model may be able to acquire this visa.

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