Business Class Programs
The Business class has 3 sub-classes; Entrepreneurs, Investors and Self-employed.
Entrepreneurs are people with a successful business track-record and have sufficient net worth. They have to satisfy ‘conditions’ related to the business performance in Canada, after they receive the PR status.
Investors are required to demonstrate that they have sufficient net worth and business experience, and make required investment in an approved fund for 5 years.
Self-employed sub-class caters to people who have the ability to make significant contribution in any of the specified economic activity like cultural, athletic or agriculture and economically establish themselves. Farmers, sportspeople, artists, etc. are covered under this category. There is no requirement for a person to be a businessman in the past.
The Federal investor option has temporarily stopped accepting applications until certain regulatory amendments come into force later this year.