Business Immigration Programs

The Business class immigration programs offer three options to allow applicants to pursue permanent residence in Canada.

Immigrant Investor Venture Capital Class

This program is intended to support business immigration by stimulating innovation and growth in the Canadian economy through the provision of at-risk capital from investors that can be actively invested in Canadian start-ups with high growth potential. They are also intended to attract immigrant investors who will be well prepared to integrate into the Canadian business landscape and society.


This program 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.

Start-up Visa

The Start-Up Visa Program is a pilot program under the Business Immigration Class which provides entrepreneurs with permanent residency and access to a wide range of business partners. Applicants for the start-up visa require a commitment from a designated Canadian angel investor group, venture capital fund or business incubator to support their business idea before applying to CIC for permanent residence.

NOTE: The Investor option is currently closed and applications are not being accepted at this time.  

For detailed information on any of these programs, please contact us for a consultation to discuss your eligibility further.



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