Certain provinces have their own Business Immigration streams within their Provincial Nomination Programs (PNP).
Certain Canadian provinces will nominate applicants for permanent residency under their Business immigration streams. If you are interested in living in one of these provinces, you may want to make your business investment there.
Use the table below to compare the programs and learn which is best suited to your circumstances.Provincial Nomination Programs with a Business Immigration (Entrepreneur) Category:
|Province||Minimum personal net worth||Minimum investment required||Business management experience required?||Business plan required?||Government deposit required?||Performance agreement required?||Exploratory visit required?||Additional selection criteria?|
|$350,000||$150,000 and ownership of at least 1/3 of an eligible business||Yes: Previous business ownership or a minimum of 3 years of senior management experience||Yes||$100,000 refundable deposit||Participate in day-to-day management of business||No, but recommended||Yes|
|$500,000||$300,000 in Saskatoon or Regina OR $200,000 in any other community AND ownership of at least 1/3 of an eligible business||Yes: minimum of 3 years of business management experience||Yes||No
||Participate in day-to-day management of business & create new jobs for Canadians or permanent residents||Yes, for purposes of purchasing or part-purchasing a business
||Yes. If the requirements are met within 20 months, the BC PNP will nominate the individual for permanent residence.
|SUSPENDED||$300,000||$125,000||Yes: previous business ownership or senior management experience||Yes||$75,000 refundable deposit||Participate in day-to-day management of business||Yes, for a minimum of 5 days||Yes - basic proficiency in one of Canada's official languages|
|CAPPED OUT||$300,000||$100,000 - representing at least 25% of capital equity||Yes: minimum of 2 years of business management experience in the last 5 years||Yes||No||Participate in day-to-day management of business||Strongly recommended||Yes|
||$600,000||$150,000||Yes||Yes||$200,000||Participate in day-to-day management of business||Yes||Yes|
||$600,000||$150,000 and ownership of at least 1/3 of a business OR make an investment of $1,000,000||Yes||Yes||$200,000||Participate in day-to-day management of business||Yes||Yes|
|-||$3,000,000 and ownership of at least 1/3 of a business OR make an investment of $1,000,000||Yes||Yes||No||Participate in day-to-day management of business & create at least 5 new jobs for Canadians or permanent residents||No||Yes|
|$500,000 (if buying a business in the city of Yellowknife)||$300,000 in a business in the city of Yellowknife||Yes||Yes||$75,000 refundable deposit||Yes, in order to obtain a work permit||Yes||Yes|
|$250,000 (including $150,000 in liquid assets)||$150,000 and ownership of at least 1/3 of a business||Yes: minimum of 1-2 years of business management experience||Yes||No
||No, Instead the principal applicant will have a letter of support in order to obtain a work permit
||No, but recommended. However , an interview must take place in Yukon.
||Yes - basic proficiency in one of Canada's official languages|
|**additional deposit of $10,000 if language results are below Canadian Language Benchmark 5|