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Immigration in to Canada

Start Up VISA Program

The Business Immigration Program seeks to attract experienced business people to Canada who will support the development of the Canadian economy.

Business immigrants are expected to make a C$800,000 investment or to own and manage businesses in Canada, and must meet certain experience and/or net worth criteria.

The criteria you must meet to qualify are different for each class, each application can be made for only one class and the class cannot be changed once the application is submitted.


The Self-Employed Persons Program seeks to attract applicants who have the intention and ability to become self-employed in Canada. Self-employed persons are required to have either:

  • relevant experience, at a world-class level,  that will make a significant contribution to the cultural or athletic life of Canada.