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Northwest Territories-Business Stream View

Requirements

  • Applicants must be able to commit to one of the following investments:  
    • a minimum of $300,000 CDN equity to start or buy a business within Yellowknife; or
    • a minimum of $150,000 CDN equity to start or buy a business outside Yellowknife.
  • You must also provide proof that you have a personal net worth of: 
    • at least $500,000 CDN to start or buy a business within Yellowknife; or
    • at least $250,000 CDN to start or buy a business outside Yellowknife.
  • Once you are formally accepted into the program, you must also provide a good faith deposit of $75,000 CDN to the Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment.
  • You must demonstrate you own at least 33.3% of the business, unless your personal equity investment is at least $1,000,000 CDN, in which case you may own less.
  • You need to achieve a proficiency of level 4 against the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB 4) in English or the equivalent language level against the Niveaux de competence linquistique Canadiens (NCLC) in French.
  • You need to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the NWT and its economy and which businesses will bring significant economic benefit to the territory.
  • You must be able to make at least one in-person business trip to the NWT to gain knowledge about the territory’s business environment.
  • You need to have the necessary experience and education to successfully implement your proposed business plan.

Introduction

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  •  在面试前1天,申请人要提交商业计划。面试的目的是了解申请人的商业计划在西北地区是否可行,以及考察申请人的经商能力、工作经验、沟通表达能力等。
  • 面试后,西北地区省提名官员会告诉申请人面试结果,如果面试通过,申请人需要在60天内递交如下文件:
    • 其在西北地区的商业理念摘要,以及准备进行的投资概要。
    • 对西北地区商务考察的调查结果摘要。
  • 如果西北地区旅游投资管理局满意你的申请,会发送邀请给你。
  • 收到邀请后,申请人签署一份商业绩效协议书。支付7.5万加币的保证金。之后西北地区会给你发一封可以用来申请加拿大工作许可的支持信,工作许可允许你全家到西北地区创业、工作、生活2年。

Saskatchewan-Entrepreneur Application - SINP View

Requirements

  • Have $500,000 (CAD) at minimum in Net Business and Personal Assets;
  • Have a minimum of three years of relevant business management or entrepreneurial experience gained in the past ten years; and,
  • Intend to invest a minimum of $300,000 (CAD) in Regina and Saskatoon or a minimum of $200,000 (CAD) in all other Saskatchewan communities.
  • If you are invited to apply you must submit a Business Establishment Plan (BEP) that corresponds to the information in your EOI. Your BEP must include:
  • Your plan to establish an eligible business that aligns with the points assigned in the Entrepreneur Category Points Grid, if applicable (for investment amount and sector);
  • Your ownership of at least one third (33 1/3 per cent) of the equity of a business in Saskatchewan, unless your total investment is $1 million CAD or higher;
  • Your commitment to provide active and on-going participation in the day-to-day management and direction of the business; and
  • The creation of two employment opportunities in Saskatchewan for Canadians or permanent residents who are not related to you.

Introduction

  • Expression of Interest (EOI) submission to the SINP
    • Meet the minimum entry criteria; and 
    • Complete the Points Assessment Grid in order to be scored once your EOI is in the pool of candidates.
  • EOI Selection and Invitation to Submit an Application
    • Candidates' EOIs are selected based on their points score with those with the highest points selected during each draw. The number selected is dependent on program requirements (e.g. application inventory).
  • After candidates are invited to apply, applications are processed in the order that they are received.
  • Business Establishment
    • You must maintain the terms of your SINP approval throughout the immigration process (i.e., nomination process and permanent residency application process). To maintain the terms of your SINP approval, you must be actively operating and managing your business and it must continue to meet the terms of your BPA and nomination
  • Nomination
    • To ensure you maintain legal status in Canada, you're encouraged to have at least six months remaining on your TWP when you apply for nomination. 
    • Once you've successfully completed all three steps above, you may apply for permanent residency. 

Saskatchewan-International Graduate Entrepreneur View

Requirements

  • Be at least 21 years old
  • Have completed a fulltime Saskatchewan post-secondary degree or diploma of at least two years in length from an eligible institution.
  • Have a valid Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) with at least two years of eligibility remaining.
  • Resided in Saskatchewan for the duration of their academic program.
  • Have a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) of 7.
  • Graduated from a post-secondary institution in Saskatchewan that is listed as a designated learning institution by Canada’s federal government.

Introduction

  • Submitting an Expression of Interest (EOI) to the SINP
    • Candidates can show interest in nomination for Permanent Residence as an International Graduate Entrepreneur by submitting an Expression of Interest (EOI).
  • Invitation to Apply
    • Candidates are selected from the EOI system. Selections are made based on their score on the points criteria grid. Top scores will be invited to apply.
  • Business Establishment
    • Approved applicants on a valid post-graduate work permit (PGWP) must operate their proposed business.
  • Nomination
    • Once an applicant fulfills the conditions of the Business Performance Agreement (BPA), they can apply to be nominated by the SINP for permanent residency.

Yukon Business Nominee Program View

Requirements

Personal eligibility:

  • Achieve a score of at least 65 points on the assessment grid.
  • Have at least a high school education. If your business requires more education, you must also provide proof of these credentials.
  • Have at least 3 years of entrepreneurial or business management experience;
  • Have at least 5 years work experience that is relevant to your business;
  • Not be a refugee or have an active request for refugee status with the Government of Canada;
  • Have never been denied immigration by the Government of Canada;
  • Have no active applications for any other provincial or territorial nominee program;
  • Have a net worth of at least $500,000 CAD. You must also have documentation and verification by a Yukon accounting firm that you obtained it through legal means;
  • Have a minimum of $300,000 in liquid assets. This includes things like cash, bonds and cash derivatives. You must also have documentation and verification by a Yukon accounting firm that you obtained it through legal means;
  • Intend to permanently live in Yukon;
  • Agree to live in Yukon with dependents, if applicable, while managing and investing in your own business in Yukon.
  • Hold a position within your business of National Occupational Classification (NOC) 0 or A.
  • Have not yet purchased or started your business in Yukon at the time of your application to the program.
  • Show how you will invest at least $300,000 in capital investments for the business in the first 2 years.
    • This does not include any capital investments made before your acceptance into the Yukon Business Nominee Program.
    • Capital investments include purchases such as property or equipment. It does not include purchases such as a house, vehicles that are only partially for the business and operational or maintenance expenses.

Business eligibility:

  • be a new business or a purchase of an existing Yukon business
  • be managed by you
  • not be a passive investment
  • belong to any 1 of the following strategic sectors:
    • Information technology
    • Manufacturing
    • Value-added processing
    • Forestry
    • Tourism products, attractions, services and facilities
    • Energy
    • Mining or mineral development
    • Agriculture
    • Cultural industries
    • Film and video production

Introduction

  • The applicant submits a registration application to the YBNP containing a summary of the applicant's business proposal, and all required information.
  • If the application meets the requirements of the YBNP, the application is approved to join a pool of applicants for a period of six months.
  • If selected by the YBNP, the applicant is invited to submit their full business proposal and all required information in Appendix 1 (verified).
  • If the full application meets the requirements of the YBNP, the applicant is invited to a mandatory interview in Yukon.
  •  If approved by Advanced Education, the applicant becomes a candidate and is issued a Letter of Support stating Yukon's recommendation to IRCC that the candidate be given a two-year work permit. A Letter of Support does NOT give the candidate any immigration privileges.
  • The candidate must successfully apply to IRCC for a two-year work permit before being permitted to work or reside in Canada. The two- year work permit allows the candidate to own and operate a business within Yukon, subject to conditions.
  • The candidate must successfully establish themselves, their family and their business in Yukon during this two-year period in order to be supported by the YBNP for permanent residence.
  • Once the candidate has demonstrated to Advanced Education that they have achieved the required standards of the YBNP, Advanced Education informs IRCC that the candidate has met the requirements for a nomination certificate and gives written notice to the candidate. This is the official nomination for permanent residence, indicating that the nominee is eligible to apply for permanent residence. It does not mean that the nominee is a permanent resident, and it does not extend the nominee's work permit.
  • The nominee must successfully apply to IRCC for official permanent resident status.

Ontario-Entrepreneur Stream View

Requirements

  • You must have at least 24 months of full-time business experience in the last 60 months. Your experience must be as a business owner or as a senior manager (business management). As a business owner you must have had an active role in the business and owned at least one-third of the business. As a senior manager you must have had senior decision-making responsibilities in the business.
  • If your proposed business will be located:
    • within the Greater Toronto Area (City of Toronto and Durham, Halton, York and Peel regions) you must have a minimum net worth of 800,000 CDN.
    • outside of the Greater Toronto Area you must have a minimum net worth of $400,000 CDN.
  • If your proposed business will be located:
    • within the Greater Toronto Area, you must make a minimum personal investment of $600,000 CDN and control at least one-third of the equity in the business
    • outside of the Greater Toronto Area, you must make a minimum personal investment of $200,000 CDN and control at least one-third of the equity in the business
  • You must be actively involved, on an ongoing basis, in the management of the business.
  • If the business will be located inside the Greater Toronto Area, you must create at least two permanent full-time jobs for Canadian citizens or permanent residents. If the business will be located outside the Greater Toronto Area or in the information and communications technology or digital communications sector, regardless of location, you must create at least one permanent full-time job for a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
  • You must make at least one business-related visit to Ontario within 12 months from the date of registering an Expression of Interest

Introduction

Stage 1

Nova Scotia-International Graduate Entrepreneur View

Requirements

  • want to live permanently in Nova Scotia while owning and actively managing a Nova Scotia business;
  • have at least one year’s continuous experience actively managing and owning your current Nova Scotia business (33.33% ownership minimum);
  • have completed a degree or diploma after at least 2 academic years of full-time, in-person study at a university in Nova Scotia or the Nova Scotia Community College;
  • have a valid post-graduation work permit;
  • have a score of at least 7 on the Canadian Language Benchmark in speaking, listening, reading and writing in English or French;
  • complete an online Expression of Interest;
  • receive an Invitation to Apply from the Nova Scotia Office of Immigration.

Introduction

  • Prospective applicants must indicate their interest in applying for the International Graduate Entrepreneur (IGE) Stream by submitting an online Expression of Interest (EOI). EOIs can remain in the pool for twelve months from the date of receipt. If your EOI is not selectedduring this time, it will be removed from the pool but you will be able to submit a new EOI if you so choose.
  • If your EOI is selected you will receive an ITA letter from NSOI. You will have 20 calendar days from the issuance date of the ITA letter in which to: a. select a NSOI designated Audit Services Verifier; and b. notify NSOI of your chosen Audit Services Verifier. You will have 90 calendar days from the issuance date of the ITA letter to submit: a. a complete application form; b. all required supporting documents; and c. your Audit Opinion and Special Purpose Report.
  • After your application is received and subject to application volumes, NSOI will review your application to ensure that it is complete and meets eligibility criteria before it is accepted for assessment. If your application is not complete or if you do not meet basic eligibility requirements, your application will be rejected and your file will be closed. If you appear to meet the IGE Eligibility Criteria you will be contacted to participate in an in-person interview with NSOI staff. The interview will include a site visit to the eligible business.
  • If you are nominated by the Province of Nova Scotia, then it is your responsibility to submit a complete application for a permanent resident visa to the Centralized Intake Office as indicated in NSOI’s Letter of Nomination, within 6 (six) months.

Nova Scotia-Entrepreneur Program View

Requirements

  • be 21 years of age or older;
  • want to live permanently in Nova Scotia while owning and actively managing a Nova Scotia business;
  • have a net worth of at least $600,000 CAD;
  • be able to invest at least $150,000 CAD of your own money to establish a business in Nova Scotia;
  • have at least 3 years’ experience actively managing and owning a business (1/3 ownership minimum) OR more than 5 years’ experience in a senior business management role;
  • have a score of at least 5 on the Canadian Language Benchmark in speaking, listening, reading and writing in English or French;
  • complete an online Expression of Interest;
  • receive an Invitation to Apply from the Nova Scotia Office of Immigration.

Introduction

  • Prospective applicants must indicate their interest in applying for the Entrepreneur Stream by submitting an online Expression of Interest (EOI). EOIs can remain in the pool for twelve months from the date of receipt. If your EOI is not selectedduring this time, it will be removed from the pool but you will be able to submit a new EOI if you so choose.
  • If your EOI is selected, you will receive an ITA letter from NSOI, including ITA File Number;
  • After your application is received and subject to application volumes, NSOI will review your application to ensure that it is complete and meets eligibility criteria before it is accepted for assessment. If your application is not complete or if you do not meet basic eligibility requirements, your application will be rejected and your file will be closed. After assessment of the application is complete, if you appear to meet the Entrepreneur Eligibility Criteria you will be contacted to participate in an in-person interview with NSOI staff. You will be required to travel to Nova Scotia to participate in this interview.
  • Upon completion of a successful in-person interview, you will be sent a Business Performance Agreement for your review and signature.
  • If your application for a WP is approved, you will be expected to arrive in Nova Scotia within 12 months of receiving your Entrepreneur Approval Letter.
  • In order to be eligible for nomination you and your dependents must be living in Nova Scotia and you must have fulfilled the terms outlined in the Business Performance Agreement including transferring the required funds to Canada, and maintaining legal status in Canada. 
  • If you are nominated by the Province of Nova Scotia, then it is your responsibility to submit a complete application for a permanent resident visa to the Centralized Intake Office as indicated in NSOI’s Letter of Nomination, within 6 (six) months.

Newfoundland and Labrador-International Entrepreneur Stream View

Requirements

  • Be 21 to 59 years of age;
  • Provide a business plan with supporting financial documentation verified by a recognized third-party professional (applicants are solely responsible for payment of associated fees related to obtaining these documents);
  • Have a minimum of Canadian high school diploma or equivalent foreign credential verified by an Education Credential Assessment (ECA), taken in the last five years prior to the date the EOI is submitted.
  • Want to live permanently in Newfoundland and Labrador while owning and actively managing a local business that has the potential to create significant economic benefit to Newfoundland and Labrador;
  • Have at least $600,000 CAD in unencumbered net business and personal assets that can readily be transferred to Canada;
  • Be able to invest at least $200,000 CAD of their own money to establish a business in the Newfoundland and Labrador with a minimum ownership of 33.3 per cent, or $1 million in equity investment;
  • Demonstrate ability to create at least one full-time equivalent job for local population (permanent residents and Canadian citizens);
  • Demonstrate that the business is a for-profit entity with the primary purpose of earning profits through the sale of goods and/or services;
  • Have at least two years’ experience actively managing and owning a business (25 per cent minimum ownership) in the last five years OR 5 or more years’ experience in a senior business management role in the last ten years;
  • Have a score of at least 5 on the Canadian Language Benchmark in speaking, listening, reading and writing in English or French (acceptable tests are Canadian English Language Proficiency Program (CELPIP) General Test, or International English Language Testing System (IELTS), General Training Test; or Test d’evaluation de francais (TEF);
  • Complete an online Expression of Interest (EOI); and
  • Receive an Invitation to Apply from the Office of Immigration and Multiculturalism.

Introduction

  • Complete Expression of Interest
  • Submit the Pre-Assessment Document 
  • Pre-Assessment preliminary review
  • Exploratory visit and in-person official  interview
  • Request for nomination
  • Submit the application document

 

Newfoundland and Labrador-International Graduate Entrepreneur Stream View

Requirements

  • Be at least 21 years old;
  • Provide a business continuity plan with supporting financial documentation verified by a recognized third-party professional service (applicants are solely responsible for payment of associated fees related to obtaining these documents);
  • Have completed a degree or diploma after at least two academic years of full-time, in-person study at Memorial University or College of the North Atlantic with the degree or diploma having been completed within two years of submission of the Expression of Interest;
  • Have a valid post-graduate work permit;
  • Want to live permanently in Newfoundland and Labrador while owning and actively managing a local business that has the potential to create significant economic benefit to Newfoundland and Labrador;
  • Have at least one year’s continuous experience actively managing and owning the current business (33.3 per cent minimum ownership);
  • Demonstrate ability to create at least one full-time equivalent job for local population (permanent residents and Canadian citizens);
  • Demonstrate that the business is a for-profit entity with the primary purpose of earning profits through the sale of goods and/or services;
  • Have a score of at least 7 on the Canadian Language Benchmark in speaking, listening, reading and writing in English or French;
  • Complete an online Expression of Interest; and
  • Receive an Invitation to Apply from the Office of Immigration and Multiculturalism.

Introduction

  • Complete Expression of Interest
  • Submit the Pre-Assessment Document 
  • Pre-Assessment preliminary review
  • Exploratory visit and in-person official  interview
  • Request for nomination
  • Submit the application document

New Brunswick-Entrepreneur Stream View

Requirements

  • Must be between 22-55 years of age.
  • Must submit valid test results from a designated testing organization to show you have obtained a minimum score equal to or greater than a CLB 5 for English or NCLC 5 for French 
  • Must, at a minimum, have a two-year post-secondary education after high school diploma equal to a Canadian credential. 
  • Must have a verifiable personal net worth of at least CAD $600,000 of which CAD $300,000 must be liquid and unencumbered. Your personal net worth must be legally obtained and must be verified by a third-party professional designated by the Department.
  • Must be the business owner (of at least 33 3%) for at least three out of the last five years; and be responsible for supervising at least two employees,  OR
  • You are the senior manager in a business in five out of the last five years; and you are responsible for supervising at least two employees
  • Intend to reside in New Brunswick permanently, you must submit a business concept with your EOI. 
  • Make an eligible business investment of not less than CAD $250,000 before tax., control at least 33.33 per cent equity in the business.
  • Must create at least two full-time jobs for permanent residents or citizens of Canada living in New Brunswick
  • Within the 3 years following your landing date in New Brunswick, or 1 year after the business commencement date (whichever date comes first), you will be eligible to apply for a refund and return of your deposit of CAD $100,000
  • Score a minimum of 65 points in the selection factors to be considered for nomination by PETL.

Introduction

  • Meet all minimum eligibility requirements and selection factors and have all the required documents on hand to prepare and submit a complete and correct application to the Government of New Brunswick and to the Government of Canada
  • You must submit an EOI indicating your interest in applying for permanent residence through the NBPNP. A well-researched business concept that demonstrates the potential to provide significant economic benefit to the province has a greater likelihood to receive an ITA.
  • You have up to 90 calendar days from the date of the ITA to submit a complete application via the New Brunswick online system. 
  • If you are nominated, you will receive a letter with instructions for submitting a signed and dated Business Performance Agreement and the deposit of $100,000 CAD to PETL within 60 days of issuance of the letter.
  • If you are granted a nomination by PETL, you are required to submit your application for a PR visa directly to IRCC prior to the expiry date indicated on your Certificate of Nomination.
  • Within 30 days following your landing date in Canada, you must report your landing, in writing, to PETL using the Report Your Landing form. Within 30 days following your landing date in Canada, you must report your landing, in writing, to PETL using the Report Your Landing form. Within 2 years following your landing date in Canada, you must have established your business according to the terms and conditions set out in the signed and dated Business Performance Agreement.