ENTREPRENEURS / INVESTORS


Business immigration cases are complex and require strong expertise to succeed. We help entrepreneurs set up their business and immigration strategy and execute on it.


We accompany our entrepreneurs during their entire immigration journey: from business set up to the first work permit, then permanent residency and finally, citizenship.


  • Guide you on business location and business purchase
  • Incorporate the business
  • Write a business plan tailored to immigration requirements
  • We put you in touch with our network to start finding clients, distributors, suppliers
  • We prepare and submit an entire application package to the government

Programs


  • All programs can lead to permanent residence
  • Your spouse and children under 18 or 22 years old can be included in your application (depends on the program)
  • You cannot have any important criminality or medical issue

Overview of the most solicitated Canadian Business Immigration programs:


Intra-Company Transfer (ICT) Start-Up Work Permit


  • Open a branch in Canada
  • Have a business running for at least 2-3 years
  • Demonstrate sales and profits
  • No minimum investment but must prove ability to pay the operating costs in Canada for years 1-2
  • Time: ~ 6 months
  • 1 year work permit

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Significant Benefit Work Permit


  • Open a business with unique services or product that will generate significant economic, cultural and/or social benefits to Canada
  • Show previous experience in this field
  • No minimum investment but must prove ability to pay the operating costs in Canada for years 1-2
  • 50% ownership
  • Time: ~ 6 months
  • 2 years work permit

For detailed information, click here.


Start-Up Visa – Permanent Residence and Work Permit


  • Mostly for innovative tech companies
  • Up to 5 co-founders
  • Receive support of a Canadian investor
  • Time: ~ 1.5 year to permanent residence but can obtain a work permit to start the business in Canada while the permanent residence application is being processes

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Owner Operator LMIA Work Permit


  • Can buy an existing business, new business or franchise
  • Business must be running for at least 1 year before starting the application
  • No minimum investment but must prove ability to pay for the operating costs in Canada for years 1-2
  • 50.1% ownership
  • Time: ~ 6 months
  • 2 years work permit

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Self-Employed Artists or Sport People


  • 2 years of self-employed experience during the past 5 years – or
  • 2 years participating at a world-class level in cultural activities – or
  • 1 year of self-employment + 1 year of working at a cultural world-class level.
  • Be able to establish a business that will, at a minimum, create an employment opportunity for yourself and that will make a significant contribution to cultural activities in Canada.
  • Time: ~ 2-3 years

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Ontario Provincial Nominee Program Work Permit


  • Minimum Investment: $200,000 CAD
  • Minimum Net Worth: $400,000 CAD
  • You first need to present your business concept to the province
  • Then you need to wait to see if your business concept and profile will be selected
  • Once selected, we will submit a complete application to the province
  • Interview
  • Come to Canada and manage your business for at least 18 months before applying for permanent residence
  • 33.33% ownership
  • Time: 6-12 months - depends on when you will be selected
  • 2 years work permit

For detailed information, click here.


British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program Work Permit – Base Category


  • Minimum Investment: $200,000 CAD
  • Minimum Net Worth: $600,000 CAD
  • You first need to present your business concept to the province
  • Then you need to wait to see if your business concept and profile will be selected
  • Once selected, we will submit a complete application to the province
  • Interview
  • Come to Canada and manage your business for at least 18 months before applying for for permanent residence
  • 33.33% ownership
  • Time: 6-12 months - depends on when you will be selected
  • 2 years work permit

For detailed information, click here.


All other Provincial Entrepreneur Programs


  • All entrepreneur programs (PNPs) have almost the same process.
  • The amount of investment, net worth and needs of the provinces may be different.
  • We will advise you on the best program for you depending on your profile and goals.


To book a consultation with a Canadian Immigration Lawyer and explore your business immigration options, email us.

Contact

+1 647.979.7068 (WhatsApp available)


immigration@navaelmilawyer.com


75 Queens Wharf Rd., Toronto, Ontario, MV5 0J8, Canada


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