Business and Investor Class

This Category allows business people and people who can support the development of a strong Canadian economy to obtain a Permanent Resident Visa.

Business Immigrants


This program is designed for business persons who will own and manage a business in Canada, contributing to the economy and creating new jobs. They must demonstrate business experience and a minimum legally obtained net worth of CAN $300,000.

Self-employed persons

This program is designed for persons who will be able to become self-employed in Canada. Self-employed persons are required to have either:

- Relevant experience that will allow them them to make a significant contribution to the cultural or athletic life of Canada, or

- Experience in farm management and the ability to purchase and manage a farm in Canada.


The Immigrant Investor Program seeks experienced business people to invest C$800,000 into Canada’s economy and become permanent residents. Investors must:

  • show that they have business experience
  • have a minimum net worth of C$1,600,000 that was obtained legally and
  • Make a C$800,000 investment.

Your investment is managed by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) and is guaranteed by the Canadian provinces that use it to create jobs and help their economies grow.

CIC will return your C$800,000 investment, without interest, about five years and two months after payment.