Business Class

Opportunities for Business Immigration

The business immigration class consists of three major categories, all of which are described in detail below:

  • Self-employed
  • investors
  • Entrepreneurs


The self-employed immigration category is designed for people who are currently earning a living and are able to support themselves in the fields of arts and culture, athletics or agriculture. The arts and culture component includes artists, writers, musicians, professional performing artists, choreographers and music teachers. The athletics component includes both athletes and coaches. Agriculture includes farmers and farm managers.

farmAll self-employed immigrants are awarded points for relevant experience within the five-year period immediately preceding the date of application.

Relevant experience, in respect to a self-employed person means that for at least two years in the period beginning five years before the date of application an applicant must be self-employed in artistic or cultural activities, or for athletics, participation at the world-class level, or for agriculure applicants must have farm or farm management experience.
No immigration conditions are imposed on this class.
Self-employed immigrants must have the experience,intention and ability to establish a business that will at a minimum, create an employment opportunity for themselves and that will make a significant contribution to cultural activities or athletics in Canada; or agricultural applicants must purchase and manage a farm in Canada.

Investors and Entrepreneurs:

Each of the individual Provinces and the Federal Government of Canada have seperate special programs for foreign nationals who wish to purchase or invest in existing Canadian businesses or create a new one.

Each Province or Territory has different requirements for programs that they offer and, you MUST comply with the requirements of the Province which you select. Not all Provinces offer all programs. Success Immigration Services has compiled a list of requirements below for each province that has a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). Please note that British Columbia has a special category named the Regional Business Category which has requirements that vary by region.

If you are looking for a place to invest your money, or to immigrate, Canada is an excellent choice. The programs allow foreign business people to paricipate provided they can demonstrate the ability to meet the programs’ criteria. These programs offer tremendous opportunities for people from outside the country to become involved in Canadian businesses.

Success Immigration Servicees specializes in assising foreign investors locate Canadian endors who have businesses, farms, factories and real extate for sale in Canada. SIS also assists with all the steps associated with acquiring the investment and in obtaining visas for visiting or relocation to Canada. Due to the dollar value and the nature of most business sales, each sale is custom tailored to meet the needs of both the buyer and the seller. For specific information please call Success Immigration at 1-250-new number (8:30AM to 5 PM Pacific Standard Time) or contact us by email.

All immigrants including business category applicants have o meet basic sandards set by the Government of
Canada. Business immigrants applicants must have at leasst 35 points assessed on the basis of business experience, age, education, language ability in the two official languages, and adaptability. The standards are listed at : Investors and Entrepreneurs Points Qualification Rating System.Investors and Entrepreneurs Points Qualification Rating System.

Each Province has different requirements and, you MUST comply with the requirements of the Province you select. CdnWork has compiled a list of requirements for each province that has a PNP (Provincial Nominee Program). Please note that British Columbia has requirements that vary by region.