Immigrant Investor Program
The Immigrant Investor Program aims to attract experienced business investors to settle in Canada and create long-term opportunities in job creation and developing businesses. To qualify for the program the potential candidates must prove that they:
Have the required business experience
Show a net worth of $1,600,000 CAD gained legally
Invest $800,000 CAD
The full amount of the investment will be returned to you in full without interest, within the 5-year term. The funds will be used for 5 years by the IRCC to develop the local economy and create jobs both on the provincial and federal level.
Start-Up Visa Program
Start-up businesses have been an important part of the Canadian economy for over a decade. Whether they develop into a multinational corporation or continue to operate as local mid-sized business, they are considered to be important in overall Canadian economic growth, helping to turn innovative ideas and new technologies into profitable enterprises and creating employment opportunities for new talent.
The Start-up Visa program is open to immigrant entrepreneurs who can demonstrate potential to build a business based on an innovative idea, or using cutting-edge technology in Canada.
In order to apply for the Start-up Visa Program, the business must meet the following requirements:
Be based on an innovative idea or technology
Have confirmed intention to invest in, from a third party, the amount of $75,000 CAD
Confirmed investment intent of at least $200,000 CAD from a venture capital fund
Confirmed acceptance by a designated business incubator