I am happy to help you assess your chances of qualifying under one of the Business programs and making an individual plan of your immigration to Canada! 

Don't know if you qualify under Self-employed Program?

Don't know if you qualify for Start-up Visa?


The Government of Canada is always seeking investors, business managers and enterpreneurs who are interested in moving to Canada and seeking new opportunities here, and who will benefit to the growth of Canadian economy. 


Immigration programs in Canada rely on federal-provincial and territorial partnerships and depend on the labor market prioroties of that region.


Federal Programs:

- Self-employed Program;

- Start-up Visa;

- Business Visitor Visa.



The Self-employed Persons Program allows people to immigrate to Canada permanently as a self-employed person.

If you’re interested in this program, you must:

- have relevant experience in cultural activities or athletics, and

- be willing and able to make a significant contribution to the cultural or athletic life of Canada.


You must:

have at least 2 years of relevant experience within the last 5 years (if you have taken part in cultural activties or athletics at a world-class level OR been a self-employed person in cultural activities or athletics);

- be willing and able to be self-employed in Canada;

meet the program’s selection criteria, and

meet medical, security and other conditions.

Your application will be assessed on selection criteria that include your:

  • experience;
  • education;
  • age;
  • language abilities;
  • adaptability.

You must also show that you have enough money to support yourself and your family after you get to Canada!

Cultural activities include jobs generally seen as part of Canada’s artistic and cultural fields.

Examples include:

- authors and writers;

- creative and performing artists;

- musicians;

- painters, sculptors and other visual artists;

- technical support and other jobs in

motion pictures;

- creative designers;

- craftspeople, etc.



Canada’s Start-up Visa Program targets immigrant entrepreneurs with the skills and potential to build businesses in Canada that:

  • are innovative;
  • can create jobs for Canadians;
  • can compete on a global scale.


To be eligible for the Start-up Visa Program, you must:

meet the language requirements (CLB 5 in all abilities);

have a qualifying business;

get a letter of support from a designated organization;

bring enough money to settle*;

- plan to sette in any province exccept Quebec.


*The amount you need depends on the size of your family. IRCC updates these amounts every year.

Number of
family members
Funds required
(in Canadian dollars)
1 $12,960
2 $16,135
3 $19,836
4 $24,083
5 $27,315
6 $30,806
7 $34,299
For each additional family member $3,492


There is an incredible opportunity under this program that lets you get to Canada and start building your business, while your application for permanent residence is being processed!

Contact me to find out how to apply to get a temporary work permit under Start-up Visa Program.


  PROVINCIAL Nominee Programs for BUSINESS

Almost each province and territoty has its own Provincial Nominee Program with streams for candidates with enterpreneurial or management experience. The eligibility criteria varies for each stream. 

I would be happy to check your eligibility for all streams and find the best one for you. 

Contact me to get more information and to receive guidance in your immigration process. 

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