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Canada Immigration Programs in Comparison

 
Program Minimum net worth Senior management experience Business plan Minimum investment Government deposit Exploratory visit EIR WP is granted? Interview Additional selection criteria
 
Alberta
Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program - Self-Employed Farmer Stream (AINP) CAD $500,000 Farm management experience required Required CAD $500,000 N/A N/A N/A PR Required Canadian financial institution must finance the Alberta farming venture
British Columbia

British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC-PNP) - Entrepreneur Stream

CAD $600,000 3 years of business ownership &management experience
OR
4 years of senior management experience
OR
1 year of business ownership &management experience and 2 years of senior management experience
Required CAD $200,000
OR
CAD $400,000 if proposing a Key Staff Member
N/A Encouraged EIR WP Required upon request of BC PNP Create at least one permanent, full-time job for a Canadian or permanent resident
Manitoba
Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program for Business (MPNP-B)  CAD $350,000 At least 3 years in the past 5 years as senior manager OR as business owner Required $150,000
OR
Control at least 1/3 of equity (if investing in an existing business)
OR
$1,000,000 (if investing in an existing business)
$ 100,000 refundable N/A EOI PR Required Score at least 60 points in the Adaptability Assessment Matrix
New Brunswick
New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP) - Entrepreneurial Stream
 
CAD
600,000
with CAD
$300,000 available in unencumbered liquidity 
3 out of 5 years of experience in  managing and owning a business(100% ownership);
or
5 years out of 5 of experience in a senior business management role or more;
Required CAD $250,000
CAD$100,000 refundable
Required Required PR Required  Score at least 65 points on the selection grid
Northwest Territories (NTNP)
Northwest Territories Nominee Program (NTNP) - Entrepreneur Business For businesses in Yellowknife: CAD $500,000
OR
For businesses outside Yellowknife: CAD $250,000
Relevant business experience required Required In Yellowknife: CAD $300,000 & at least 33.3% ownership
OR
Outside Yellowknife: CAD $150,000 & at least 33.3% ownership
OR
CAD $1,000,000 investment
CAD $75,000 refundable Required N/A PR Required Priority business projects: those involving a product new to the NWT or a product that would generate significant benefits



Northwest Territories Nominee Program (NTNP) - Self Employed (currently under review)


 
N/A Relevant business experience required Required No minimum – must be sufficient to start and operate the professional practice CAD $75,000 refundable Required N/A PR Required Must be a member of a profession with a skill shortage in the NWT
Satisfy any certification requirements for the profession
Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP) - Entrepreneur Stream CAD $600,000 At least 3 years of business ownership experience including 33.3% ownership in the last 10 years
OR
+5 years as senior manager in the last 10 years
Required CAD $150,000 N/A Required when purchasing a business EOI WP Required *Minimum CLB 5 in either English or French
 
*business must meet additional criteria
 Nova Scotia
(International Graduate Entrepreneur stream) (NSOI)
No Management & ownership for at least 1 year in Nova Scotia Evidence of performance 100% ownership of eligible business No N/A
(Applicants should be residing in Nova Scotia for at least 2 years during the academic program)
EOI PR Required *Business must meet additional criteria
 
*Minimum CLB 5 in either English or French
Ontario
Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) - Corporate Stream N/A At least 3 years in the last 5 years Required $5,000,000
OR
$10,000,000 if the proposed business is a land development or a leasehold company
N/A Encouraged N/A WP Required *Create 5 new jobs
 
*Business must have been established at least 36 months at the time of application
Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) - Entrepreneur Stream) For business in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA): CAD $1,500,000
OR
For businesses outside the GTA or: CAD $800,000
OR
For business in the ICT/Digital Communications sector (regardless of location): CAD $800,000
At least 36 months in the last 60 months as business owner or senior manager Required CAD $500,000 N/A Required if purchasing an existing business EOI WP Required upon request of OINP *Sign Performance Agreement
 
*Minimum CLB 5 in either English or French
 
*Create 2 permanent, full-time jobs
Prince Edward Island
Prince Edward Island
Partial Ownership (PEI PNP)
CAD $600,000 Required Required $150,000 and at least 1/3 ownership
OR
$1,000,000 investment
CAD $200,000 Required N/A PR Required *Submit an investment agreement
 
*Minimum CLB 4 in either English or French in the last 2 years
Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI-PNP) - 100% Ownership CAD $600,000 Required Required CAD $150,000 CAD $200,000 Required N/A PR Required *Submit a purchase and sale agreement
 
*Minimum CLB 4 in either English or French in the last 2 years
Quebec
For the period from April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018, no application for a Quebec Selection Certificate (CSQ) will be received under the Quebec Entrepreneur Program CAD $300,000 At least 2 years in the last 5 years Required CAD $100,000 - controlling at least 25% of capital equity N/A N/A N/A Conditional PR Required Create an agricultural, commercial or industrial business established in Québec
Quebec Immigrant Investor Program (QIIP) CAD $2,000,000 At least 2 years in the past 5 years N/A CAD$1,200,000  invested with Investissement Québec (IQ) N/A N/A N/A PR Required or waived Medical examination and background check
For the period from April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018, no application for a Quebec Selection Certificate (CSQ) will be received under the Quebec Self-Employed Worker Program CAD $100,000 2 years of self-employed experience in the profession or trade intended to practice in Quebec N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A PR Required Obtain a preliminary evaluation of qualifications from the appropriate regulatory body
Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) - Entrepreneur Category CAD $500,000 At least 3 years experience as an entrepreneur or managing a business Required CAD $300,000 in Regina or Saskatoon and at least 33.3% ownership
OR
CAD $200,000 in any other Saskatchewan community and at least 33.3% ownership
OR
CAD $1,000,000 investment
N/A Required for business succession, joint ventures, and regional business opportunities EOI WP Required, either in person or online *Sign a Performance Agreement with Saskatchewan
 
*Additional criteria apply
Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) - Farm Owner/
Operator Category
CAD $500,000 Farming operation ownership experience using agricultural practices similar to those used in Saskatchewan-based farming Farm Establishment Plan (FEP) required CAD $150,000 CAD $75,000
refundable
Required N/A PR Maybe required *Sign a Performance Agreement
Yukon
Yukon Business Nominee Program (YBNP) CAD $250,000 (including CAD $150,000 in liquid assets) Relevant management and/or entrepreneurial experience required Required CAD $150,000 and at least 1/3 ownership
OR
CAD $1,000,000 investment
N/A Recommended, applicants are awarded points for past visits N/A WP Required  
Business must be in a strategic sector, as identified by the territory
Canada Federal Programs
Start-Up Visa Program - Federal Entrepreneur N/A No specific requirement N/A $200,000 if the investment comes from a designated Canadian venture capital fund
OR
$75,000 if it comes from a designated Canadian angel investor group
N/A N/A N/A PR Required upon request of IRCC  
Have the support of a designated organization that will provide the applicant with a Letter of Support
Self-Employed Persons Federal Program N/A At least 2 years of relevant cultural, athletic, or farm ownership and management experience in the past 5 years N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A PR Required upon request of IRCC Score at least 35 points on the selection grid
 
Federal Immigrant Investor Venture Capital - closed CAD $10,000,000 N/A N/A CAD $2,000,000 non-guaranteed investment for 15 years N/A N/A N/A PR N/A *Canadian post-secondary degree of at least one year
OR
Foreign equivalent validated by an ECA
 
*minimum CLB 5 in either English or French
 
EOI - Expression of Interest

EIR - Entrepreneur Immigration Registration

PR - Permanent Residence

WP - Work Permit which lead to Permanent Residence
  




 
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