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Provincial Nomination Program (PNP) - Business Immigration

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?
Manitoba
$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
Saskatchewan
$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
British Columbia: Vancouver & Abbotsford
SUSPENDED, REOPENING JULY 2015
$800,000 $400,000 and ownership of at least 1/3 of an eligible business Yes Yes Optional Fast Track Option: $125,000 refundable deposit - SUSPENDED Yes, in order to obtain a work permit
create at least 3 new jobs for Canadians or permanent residents
Strongly recommended Yes
British Columbia: outside Vancouver & Abbotsford
SUSPENDED,
REOPENING JULY 2015
$400,000 $200,000 and ownership of at least 1/3 of an eligible business Yes Yes Optional Fast Track Option: $125,000 refundable deposit
- SUSPENDED
Yes, in order to obtain a work permit
create at least 1 new job for a Canadian or permanent resident
Strongly recommended Yes
New Brunswick
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
Quebec
$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
Prince Edward Island
100% Ownership

$600,000 $150,000 Yes Yes $200,000 Participate in day-to-day management of business Yes Yes
Prince Edward Island
Partial Ownership

$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
Ontario - $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
Northwest Territories $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
Yukon $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

 

The Quebec Business/Investor Immigration program is a category of Canadian immigration:

 

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