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(Federal Skilled Worker)

PR VISA

Business Immigration

Start Up Visa

There are four major requirements that entrepreneurial applicants must meet in order to apply for a start-up visa.

  1. Have a qualifying business

Secure commitment from a designated entity (Clickable)*

3 categories of designated entry

Meet IRCC’s proof of funds requirement

Number of family members

Required funds (in CAD)

1 (single applicant)

$13,213

2

$16,449

3

$20,222

4

$24,553

5

$27,847

6

$31,407

7

$34,967

For each additional family member, add

$3,560

Self Employed Visa

The Self-employed Persons Program allows people to immigrate to Canada permanently as a self-employed person.

Eligibility:

To immigrate as a self-employed person, you must:

 

 

Professional Occupations in Art and Culture

5111

Librarians

5112

Conservators and Curators

5113

Archivists

5121

Authors and Writers

5122

Editors

5123

Journalists

5124

Professional Occupations in Public Relations and Communications

5125

Translators, Terminologists and Interpreters

5131

Producers, Directors, Choreographers and Related Occupations

5132

Conductors, Composers and Arrangers

5133

Musicians and Singers

5134

Dancers

5135

Actors and Comedians

5136

Painters, Sculptors and Other Visual Artists

 

Technical and Skilled Occupations in Art, Culture, Recreation and Sport

5211

Library and Public Archive Technicians

5212

Technical Occupations Related to Museums and Art Galleries

5221

Photographers

5222

Film and Video Camera Operators

5223

Graphic Arts Technicians

5224

Broadcast Technicians

5225

Audio and Video Recording Technicians

5226

Other Technical and Co-ordinating Occupations in Motion Pictures, Broadcasting and the Performing Arts

5227

Support Occupations in Motion Pictures, Broadcasting and the Performing Arts

5231

Announcers and Other Broadcasters

5232

Other Performers

5241

Graphic Designers and Illustrators

5242

Interior Designers and Interior Decorators

5243

Theatre, Fashion, Exhibit and Other Creative Designers

5244

Artisans and Craftspersons

5245

Patternmakers – Textile, Leather and Fur Products

5251

Athletes

5252

Coaches

5253

Sports Officials and Referees

5254

Program Leaders and Instructors in Recreation, Sport and Fitness

 be willing and able to be self-employed in Canada

  • meet the program’s selection criteria and

Selection Factors

Points

Experience

Maximum 35 points

Age

Maximum 10 points

Education

Maximum 25 points

Ability in English or French

Maximum 24 points

Adaptability

Maximum 6 points

Total

Maximum 100 points

Pass Mark

35 points

Meet medical, security and other conditions

Quebec Business Immigration

Quebec Investor Program

All Quebec Immigrant Investor candidates are expected to meet the following minimum requirements:

Criteria

Requirement

Minimum Net Worth

A minimum of CAD $2,000,000 in legally acquired net worth, alone or with the help of their spouse or common-law partner if accompanying the applicant.  Assets such as property, bank accounts, pension funds, stocks and shares may be included.

Business or Management Experience

A minimum of two years of management experience over the course of five years prior to the submission of the candidate’s application. The experience must have been acquired in a specific enterprise (agricultural, commercial, industrial), or in a government or international agency, and in a position defined as full-time. The company does not necessarily have to be profitable. If the management experience is claimed as a professional, the company must have at least two full-time employees (excluding the candidate).

The candidate can be retired at the time of the submission of the application as long as he/she can demonstrate a recent management experience of two years within the five past years.The candidate must be able to demonstrate the planning, supervision and control of financial resources AND human resources OR material resources, under his/her authority. Experience acquired in the context of an apprenticeship, training or specialization process attested to by a diploma cannot be included.

Investment

Agreement to invest the sum of CAD $1,200,000 through an approved financial intermediary (this investment can be financed).



Quebec Entrepreneur Business Immigration


Stream One:  For new businesses or startups established in the province with the support of a business incubator / accelerator or university in the province.

 

Factor

Minimum requirements

Education level

Secondary school general diploma

Financial Self-sufficiency 

Submit a contract to prove financial self-sufficiency

Business project

Provide a service offer from an enterprise incubator / accelerator or university entrepreneurship centre and demonstrate successful evaluation of the business project

 

Stream Two: For owner-funded and operated businesses.

Factor

Requirements

Education level

Secondary school general diploma

Financial self-sufficiency

Submit a contract to prove financial self-sufficiency.

Business project

Demonstrate a successful evaluation of the business project.

Business ownership/operation

Holds and controls, alone or with the accompanying spouse or common-law partner, at least 25% of the equity of the enterprise he or she creates or at least 51% of the equity of the enterprise he or she acquires. The value of an applicant’s financial contribution must be equal to or greater than the amount that must serve to start up the business project.

Minimum net worth

Have at least financial resources of $900,000

 

Quebec Self Employed Worker Immigration

 

Factor

Minimum requirements

Education level

Secondary school general diploma

Professional experience as a self-employed worker

Have acquired a minimum of two years of experience in the profession or trade that they intend to practice after establishing themselves in Quebec.

Financial self-sufficiency

Submit a contract to prove financial self-sufficiency.

Deposit for startup

Register a start-up deposit of at least $50,000 at a local financial institution if based in the metropolitan area of Montreal. Candidates based outside of Montreal will be required to deposit at least $25,000.

Minimum net worth

Have legally acquired a minimum of CAD$100,000 in net worth, alone or with the help of their spouse or common-law partner in the event that the spouse or common-law partner is accompanying.

 

 

Self Employed Visa

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