Are you interested in Business Immigration to Canada? If yes, this article is for you!
Since the first Indians stepped their feet in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1904, Indians have emerged as one of the largest and most vibrant communities in Canada, the third largest after Chinese and Filipino communities. In 2013, 33,000 Indians were issued Permanent Residence Visas (PRVs).
With such a large number of the Indian immigrants in the country (around 1 million), no doubt, the Indians are playing a major role in the growth of the national economy. Every year, a significant number of the Indian investors set out to the Maple Leaf Country to either branch out their business or establish a new one. This is also supported by the fact that the Maple Leaf Country is the No. 1 investment destination in the G7 and it was ranked 4th in the world as the best country to conduct business over the period 2010-14, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Business Environment Ranking August 2010 report.
If you wish to try your hands in the Canadian market but are still afraid to make a permanent move to the country, you can go for the different temporary visa programmes that will allow you to test the waters. Business Visitors can apply for the Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) or a visa to go to the hotspot. A business visitor is considered as a person who plans to visit the country temporarily to look for ways to grow their business, to invest, or to advance their business relationships.
If you require an eTA, you should get it when you plan your trip and not wait for the last minute to submit an application. If you need a Visitor Visa, it is mandatory that you send some documents with your application, such as a letter of invitation from your potential business partner in the hotspot, and 24-hour contact details for that person. You may also need identification cards or proof that you have a job.
As a Business Visitor, you must show that you plan to stay in the nation for a period of not less than six months, and you do not plan to enter the national labor market of the country. You must also give proof that your main place of business, and source of income and profits, is outside the nation. You’re also required to meet the basic requirements, such as valid travel documents and passport. You must also have enough money for your stay and to return home and illustrate that you are not a criminal, security or health risk to the Canadians.
Canada is one such country which should be the destination of long-term investors from India. Investments by the Essar group in energy and steel, by Mahindra Satyam and Wipro in the IT sector have already made a name for themselves in the hotspot. The country is literally the safe haven for investors. However, before proceeding with your plan, hire a skilled immigration consultant to make the process smooth and easier.