Federal business immigration program in 2017 constitutes of three categories:
- Entrepreneurs – Start-UP Pilot Program
- Self-employed in the regions
- Farm management (possible to purchase)
Each of the categories has its own characteristics and separate requirements. These requirements do not apply to the province of Quebec and the programs themselves do not apply to it - The province of Quebec has its own business immigration program, as well as some other provinces.
The number of accepted applications for the category of investors has its own quota. In addition to the English language proficiency and educationrequirements, the applicant must demonstrate net worth (net) of $10 million and an intention to invest $2 million in the Immigrant Investors Canada Entrepreneurial Capital Fund ((IIVC Fund) for a period of 15 years from accepting the risk of losing part or all of the investment.
For entrepreneurs who have an innovative idea and intention to start their own business in Canada with the creation of jobs for Canadians, there is an opportunity to receive funding from Canadian organizations and the opportunity to immigrate to Canada through the Start Up pilot program.
Cultural and sports professionals with at least 2 years of IDT experience and / or professional achievements at the international level can use the Self-Employed program, as well as those with experience in farming and interested in acquiring it (cost from 250 thousand dollars) .
Availability of capital, entrepreneurial experience, education and level of English must be documented.
Compliance with other criteria for immigration to Canada such as medical conditions, no criminal history, respect for human rights, provision of reliable information, etc. must also be observed.