Business & Investor Visas

Canada wants business people.

There are many immigration options for business people seeking to immigrate to Canada. Business people can get Canadian permanent residence by making an investment in a government approved fund or buying (or starting) a business in Canada. VisaV will help you determine which Canadian business immigration program is right for you. While each program has many different criteria, policies and procedures, the best immigration options presently are:

Work Permit to Permanent Residence
If you buy, start or invest in a business in Canada and get a work permit you may qualify for permanent residence. Work permits take several months and permanent residence takes about a year.

Provincial Nominee Programs
Buy, start or invest in a provincial business then qualify for permanent residence. Entrepreneurs get work permits first to run businesses then qualify for permanent residence.

View these sections to get a better understanding of the particular program requirements or see the Business Visa Programs Chart for a quick overview of how these programs compare.