Provincial Nominee Business Immigration Programs

The provincial Nominee Business Immigration programs targets experienced business owners who wish to establish or purchase an existing business in Canada. Applicants must demonstrate their ability to create jobs for Canadians and contribute to the country’s economy. The program requires applicants to have a minimum net worth and invest at least CAD 3,50,000 in their business venture.

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General requirements for business Immigration

Applicants must meet the following criteria (requirements vary for each immigration program listed on this page)

  • The applicant must have a minimum net worth of CAD 500,000
  • The applicant should be willing to invest at least CAD 300,000 or more in an existing business or a new business
  • The applicant must also have at least two years of business ownership or senior management experience within a company
  • should submit a viable business plan to IRCC along with the application

The following are the provincial Nominee Business Immigration programs under this category

Alberta Business Immigration Program

  • The Self-Employed Farmer Stream
  • Graduate Entrepreneur
  • Foreign Graduate Entrepreneur
  • Rural Entrepreneur

British Columbia Business Immigration Program

  • The Entrepreneur Immigration Stream 
  • The Strategic Projects Stream

New Brunswick Business Immigration Program

  • Business Immigration Stream (BIS)

Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)

  • Entrepreneur Stream
  • The Corporate Stream

Quebec Business Immigration Program

  • The Quebec Entrepreneur Program
  • The Self-Employed Worker Program 
  • The Investor Program 

Manitoba's Business Immigration Program

  • The Entrepreneur Path 
  • The Farm Investor Path

Saskatchewan Business Immigration Program 

  • The International Skilled Worker Entrepreneur Stream 
  • The Farm Owner and Operator Stream.  
  • International Graduate Entrepreneur

Prince Edward Island Business Immigration Program 

  • Business Impact – work Permit stream
  • Business Impact – 100% ownership 
  • Partial ownership

Newfoundland and Labrador Business Immigration Program

  • The International Graduate Entrepreneur Stream, 
  • The International Entrepreneur Stream

Nova Scotia Business Immigration 

  • The Entrepreneur Stream, 
  • The International Graduate Entrepreneur Stream

Yukon Business Immigration Programs

  • The Entrepreneur Stream 
  • The International Graduate Entrepreneur Stream

Nunavut Business Immigration Programs 

  • The Entrepreneur Stream

Processing Time

The business programs’ processing time is between 16 months to 36 months or more. Each program has a different processing time. 

How to Apply?

Applicants must demonstrate their business experience, financial stability, language proficiency, and potential contribution to the Canadian economy. They must also pay an application processing fee that varies depending on the program and the number of family members included in the application. 

A business immigration application should be filed only under the supervision of an immigration professional who has extensive experience in business immigration. If you want to immigrate with your family under the business immigration process, please book a consultation with the Can-America immigration team