Business Immigration

Canada is a land of opportunity and conducive for flourishing a business.

Entrepreneurs who seek to expand their business on an international level are welcomed in Canada both at federal and provincial/territorial governments to start a business and settle in Canada.


Requirements varies from province to province as following.

  1. British Columbia

operates three business streams:

Entrepreneur Immigration


  • Establish a new business or purchase an existing one.
  • Investment of a minimum of $200,000.
  • Net worth of minimum of $600,000.
  • Business and/or management experience.

B.C. Entrepreneur Immigration – Regional Pilot

This program aims to attract entrepreneurs to rural parts of the province.

(The Regional Pilot is only for entrepreneurs wishing to start a new business. Those wishing to purchase an existing business should consider B.S.’s main Entrepreneur Immigration stream.)


  • Complete an exploratory visit.
  • Minimum of $100,000 in eligible business investments.
  • Minimum personal net worth of $300,000.
  • Minimum of 51 percent ownership.
  1. Saskatchewan

There are two main business categories: the Entrepreneur stream and the International Graduate Entrepreneur Stream.

Entrepreneur Stream

  • Minimum net worth of $500,000 legally acquired.
  • Minimum of three years of entrepreneurial or relevant management experience.
  • Investment of at least $300,000 in Regina or Saskatoon, or $200,000 is any other Saskatchewan area.

International Graduate Entrepreneur Stream: Requirements

Requirements To Submit an EOI

  • Be at least 21 years of age.
  • Have completed a full-time Saskatchewan post-secondary degree or diploma of at least two years in length from a recognized and eligible Saskatchewan institution.
  • Have a valid Post-Graduate Work Permit with no less than 24 months of eligibility remaining.
  • Have lived in Saskatchewan during their academic program.
  • Have a minimum Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level of 7.

Requirements For Business Establishment

  • Live in Saskatchewan.
  • Actively own and operate an eligible business in Saskatchewan for at least one year prior to applying for nomination.
  • Own at least one-third of the equity of the business.
  • Demonstrate that the business is generating the minimum required revenue amount after one year of operation, dependent on the number of employees.
  • Sign a Business Performance Agreement with the Government of Saskatchewan, which will be provided to you by the SINP after your application is approved.