Immigrate to Canada as
Note: CIC has temporarily stopped accepting applications for the federal entrepreneur program. Only applications received before July 1, 2011, will be processed. This suspension will continue until further notice.
An Entrepreneur is a foreign national individual who conforms to the following set of conditions stated hereunder:
1. Has business experience
2. Has a legally obtained minimum net worth of $300,000 CAD
3. Provides a written statement to an officer that they intend to and will be able to meet the following conditions:
|b)||Conditions — par. 9(1)(d) of the Act|
|d)||Evidence of compliance|
|e)||Report and evidence of efforts to comply|
- the entrepreneur must control a percentage of the equity of a qualifying Canadian business equal to or greater than 33 1/3 per cent;
- the entrepreneur must provide active and on-going management of the qualifying Canadian business; and
- the entrepreneur must create at least one incremental full-time job equivalent in the qualifying Canadian business for Canadian citizens or permanent residents, other than the entrepreneur and their family members.
Note: Quebec has its own business immigration program, and has set different conditions that entrepreneurs must meet. The conditions listed above do not apply to entrepreneurs selected by Quebec. For more information on immigrating to Quebec, see the Immigration Quebec website.
Evidence of compliance
An entrepreneur who becomes a permanent resident must provide to an officer evidence of compliance with the conditions within the period of three years after the day on which the entrepreneur becomes a permanent resident.
- not later than six months after the day on which the entrepreneur becomes a permanent resident, their residential address and telephone number; and
- during the period beginning 18 months after and ending 24 months after the day on which the entrepreneur becomes a permanent resident, evidence of their efforts to comply with the conditions.