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How Can an American Open a Business or Branch in Canada?

Blog posted on by Evelyn Ackah in Cross Border Business

How Can an American Open a Business or Branch in Canada?

Business Immigration and Cross Border Business are rapidly evolving as the needs of individuals and companies change due to new laws, health concerns, the economy and the ease of international travel. Canada's government and immigration laws make it a welcoming, attractive destination for American companies and individuals to expand their business or launch a new company.

Many United States business owners are looking north to expand and grow their business. Canada is a good option for Americans to open a business because we share a common language, similar work and home cultures, education goals and are in the same time zones with shared borders. Many American workers welcome the opportunity to move to Canada's progressive society with free and accessible education and health care.

I will do whatever it takes. There will be more to come.
- Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

There is more than one way for an American to have a business in Canada:

  • open a new business
  • open a branch location
  • buy an existing business
  • invest in an existing business
  • hire Canadian workers to work remotely
  • outsource work to Canadian companies, aka nearshoring or nearsourcing
  • transfer existing employees to Canada

Canada Welcomes Foreign Business and Immigrant Entrepreneurs

Read the full article on LinkedIn: Are You an American Who Wants to Open a Business or Branch Location in Canada?

Have An Immigration Lawyer On Your Side

You need to have the right information and resources to prevent costly business decisions. Consult a Canada immigration professional BEFORE you cross the border if you are considering opening a branch location, starting a new business, or nearshoring to Canada.

Contact Ackah Law today at (403) 452-9515 Ext. 100 or 1-800-932-1190 or email us directly at contact@ackahlaw.com.


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