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Canada Business Visas for Investors

Blog posted on by Evelyn Ackah in Business Immigration to Canada

Canada Business Visas for Investors

Many people want to move to Canada for new opportunities. Canada is a warm and friendly country that welcomes skilled and educated newcomers who will help strengthen our economy. Canada business visas for investors and entrepreneurs allow individuals and families to move to new opportunities personally and professionally.

Canada offers qualified investor newcomers

  • excellent free health care
  • high-quality schools and educational programs
  • opportunities to build a business and become part of Canadian society

Canada business visas are an opportunity for foreigners to immigrate to Canada as investors or entrepreneurs and become permanent residents. There are different programs to move to Canada for foreigners who want to invest in a business, purchase a Canadian business or launch a start-up business. With the proper information and qualifications, a business investor can get a business visa and a work permit in as little as 1 month, and become a Permanent Resident in as short as 6 months.

Canada Business Visas for Investors and Entrepreneurs

Investor Applications

Business immigrants who want to buy a business in Canada may qualify for a Temporary Foreign Worker permit under owner-operator policies will benefit from discussing their application and qualifications with an immigration legal expert who can advise them.

Business, investor and entrepreneur immigrants can help support Canada's economic growth and create new jobs. Quebec's Investor Program is for immigrants with business experience who want to move to Quebec and are willing to make a 5-year investment of C$1,200,000 in Quebec.

Self-Employed Persons Program

To immigrate to Canada as a self-employed person, you must demonstrate that you are able to be self-employed in Canada and meet all selection, medical and security criteria to move to Canada.

There are 2 pathways to becoming a Canada Permanent Resident in the Self-Employed Visa program: Cultural Activities and Athletics. Applicants must be willing and able to make a significant contribution to the cultural or athletic life of Canada.

Start-Up Visa Program

The Start-Up Visa Program focuses on entrepreneurs who want to immigrate to Canada. Specifically, those who can build businesses and create jobs for Canadians and Permanent Residents. The start-up visa allows applicants to obtain their Permanent Residency. Canada's start-up visa is the first of its kind in the world, linking immigrant entrepreneurs with experienced private sector organizations that have expertise in working with start-ups.

Business and economic immigration are important to the future of Canada. The team at Ackah Business Immigration Law works closely with our clients to identify the best opportunity for you to move to Canada as a business investor or entrepreneur and identify and remove any potential roadblocks. By not using an experienced immigration lawyer you could be putting your business and your family at risk. Ackah Business Immigration Law can help you understand your rights and understand Canadian immigration policies as they apply to your unique circumstances.

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It is hard enough in the normal course of business to obtain permanent resident status in Canada. Imagine the difficulty in gaining that status with a 36 year old developmentally disabled daughter. That was our experience. My husband had been recruited for the C.E.O. position at the Calgary Public Library. Even the process to obtain temporary work permits for all three of our family members took some time and effort. The Ackah Firm was with us every step of the way. They gave us good advice, managed the paperwork and kept my husband’s employer informed. They were also proactive by insisting that we get on with the process of permanent residency in a timely fashion. Again their experience and knowledge paid off. They utilized other legal expertise to make a case that our daughter would not be a burden to the Country or the Province. They were respectful of our point of view that despite her disabilities she had always been an active and engaged member of the community. We were pleased that permanent residence for parents and child came through fully six months before the temporary status expired.

– Margaret and Bill Ptacek

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