This sub- group of immigration programs is for applicants with previous business or capital management experience, who have the ability to create employment for themselves in Canada. Business immigrants invest in, or start businesses in Canada and thus support the development of a strong and prosperous Canadian economy. Business category has 3 sub-classes: [Note: Following extensive revisions being planned in immigration selection system, many of these programs are inactive at present. Please contact us if you are interested in finding out more about any program.]

Start-up Business Class (Entrepreneur): People with a promising business idea or innovative businesses, that can complete globally while creating employment in Canada. The business idea must be supported by a designated angel investor group or venture capital fund, that has committed to invest at least CA$ 75,000….[more]…

Investors [INACTIVE AT PRESENT] are required to demonstrate that they have sufficient net worth and business experience, and make required investment in an approved fund for 5 years. They are required to demonstrate a minimum Net worth of CDN$1.6 million ($1600,000) and invest CDN$800,000 without interest for 5 years… [more]

Self-employed sub-class caters to people who have the ability an intention to make significant contribution in any of the specified economic activity like cultural, athletic or agriculture and economically establish themselves. Farmers, sportspeople, artists, etc. are covered under this category. There is no requirement for a person to be a businessman in the past. They may create their own employment by purchasing and managing a farm in Canada. No minimum Net worth requirement, investment, etc. are required nor are any immigration conditions imposed on this class. The applicant is required to have enough money for self- support and establishing in Canada… [more]