Investment Programme Canada — What Visa Routes are Available

The ‘Land of Endless Opportunities’, Canada, is an excellent place to live and work. It has 10 provinces and three territories suitable for the immigrants of all kinds.

Investment Programme Canada

The nation and its different provinces & territories though favor the visitors of all types; these have a special liking for the ambitious and gifted investors and businessmen. The Maple Leaf Country runs and administers various kinds of investor and business visa and immigration schemes at the national and the provincial levels.

Investment Programmes Canada

The aspirants are provided with all kinds of support and facilities to flourish in the nation with the only major condition being they must play a decisive role in the growth of the Canadian economy and take it forward using their money and talents.

Against this backdrop, if you are an enterprising investor, and looking for an opportunity abroad, you just cannot afford to ignore Canada, can you?

As per a survey, conducted by the World Bank Group, the country ranks at the 3rd spot when it comes to starting a venture/investment, and under the ‘Report of Ease’ of doing business. Here, to take a new initiative, it takes only 24 hours. Does it seem too good to be true? But it’s a fact!

The World Bank in collaboration with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has also released a report and according to which the Maple Leaf Country is ranked 19th out of the 189 countries.

Investment Programme Canada

As mentioned before, the country offers numerous attractive programmes for the applicant-investors even while some are directly linked with the Federal Government other comes under the Provincial Nominee Jurisdiction.

Take a look and use the one that suits your specific requirements the most!

Investment Programme Canada — Quebec Immigrant Investor Programme

ProgrammeCondition applied
Minimum Net worth required1,600,000 Canadian Dollars
Minimum investment800,000 Canadian Dollars
ExperienceAt least two years of management experience in the last five years which must include the full control of human resources, financial resources and materials.
Exploratory visitNot mandatory
InterviewApplicant may be called
Refundable depositNil
PermitOnce the applicant receives a Quebec Selection certificate PR visa is granted
Additional requirementHealth and  background check

Start-up Visa Programme

Start-Up Visa ProgrammmeCondition applied
Minimum Net worth requiredNil
Minimum investment200,000 Canadian Dollars is sponsored by Canadian Venture Capital Fund/incubators and 75,000 Canadian Dollars if investment is coming from Canadian angel investor.
ExperienceNot required
Exploratory visitNot mandatory
InterviewIRCC may call
Refundable depositNil
PermitPermanent Residency (PR)
Additional requirementsComplete support of a designated organization with a letter of support

Investment Programme Canada — Nova Scotia Nominee Programme (NSNP) – Entrepreneur Stream

Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP) – Entrepreneur StreamCondition applied
Minimum Net worth required600,000 Canadian Dollars
Minimum investment150,000 Canadian Dollars
ExperienceMinimum three years which must include 33.3% ownership in the last 10 years or minimum experience of 5 years at a senior manager post in the last 10 years.
Exploratory visitRequired
InterviewRequired
Refundable depositNil
PermitInitially a temporary visa is issued for one year, and post meeting of programme requirements Permanent Resident Visa is issued.
Additional requirementsExpression of Interest (EoI) is required

Investment Programme Canada — Yukon Business Nominee Programme (YBNP)

Yukon Business Nominee Programme (YBNP)Condition apply
Minimum Net Worth Required500,000 Canadian Dollars (300,000 in liquid assets)
Minimum investment300,000 Canadian Dollars, plus 1/3 ownership wither with a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
ExperienceAt least 3 years of management experience as a entrepreneur or business professional or five years of work experience.
Exploratory visitHighly recommended, applicants get additional points
InterviewMandatory
Refundable depositNil
PermitInitially, two years of work permit and post meeting of programme eligibility criteria PR visa is granted
Additional requirementsInvestment should be made in a strategic sector duly identified by the territory

Besides these there are many other Investment Programme Canada, such as Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Programme (SINP) – Entrepreneur Category, Ontario Immigrant Nominee Programme (OINP) – Entrepreneur Stream, New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP) – Business Applicants (suspended for the time being).

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