Business & Entrepreneur

Business & Entrepreneur programs open and close at different times during the year.  Summary outlines of provincial programs include:

Manitoba Business Immigration

The applicant must have a minimum net worth of $350,000, 3+ years business management experience, score 60+ points on the Manitoba adaptability assessment matrix, and make an eligible business investment of at least $150,000 in Manitoba and then reside in Manitoba with their dependents.

British Columbia Entrepreneur program

The applicant must have a minimum net worth of $600,000, business and/or management experience, establish a new business or purchase and improve an existing business, make a personal investment of at least $200,000 in that business, create 1+ full-time job for a Canadian citizen or PR.

The Quebec Entrepreneur Program is expected to open again late in 2016

During the intake period April 2015 – March 2016, the 150 maximum number of applications was received quickly.  Summary of eligibility includes:

  • have net assets of at least C$300,000
  • have at least two years’ experience in running a business full-time
  • be able to carry out a business project by creating or buying a business (agricultural, industrial or commercial) in Québec, managed by the applicant, with at least 25% of the capital equity valued at CDN $100,000 or more.

Federal Entrepreneur.  As of June 27, 2011: A moratorium on new applications is placed on the Federal Entrepreneur program.

In case you are interested in pursuing this matter, please contact us.  Time is of the essence in these cases.