Compared to Canada, there is no other country in the world offering such well-established programs in business immigration which award the applicants with permanent residency status.
The investment immigration industry is growing rapidly and rich with potential, especially in many nations in Asia and the Middle East. The People’s Republic of China is in fact home to 80% of the world’s ultra-high net worth individuals.
Attracting such wealthy business owners and entrepreneurs with high personal net worth is a strategy that the Canadian government affords significant resources to.
Contrary to the bold and brazen capitalism of their southern neighbor, Canada is a country often viewed as European in many ways. From the social norms of the country to its confederate Government, Canada is, for many foreign investors, a much more attractive prospect than the USA when considering investment immigration possibilities.
Canada offers candidates and their accompanying family members the opportunity to live in a modern nation with social benefits akin to Europe. While tax rates are reasonably high, the quality of living is unrivalled.
Those who undergo business immigration to Canada will enjoy all the great benefits of Canada’s health care system as well as having access to world-class education. Furthermore, the national pension offered in Canada will ensure foreign investors and their family are cared for with steady annual income from the day of retirement.
In Canada, there are many different avenues for foreign investors to consider. Each of the following programs offers permanent residency status in Canada.
These four programs target individuals whose net worth is in the mid-range. The programs are ideally for self-employed individuals and entrepreneurs who have intentions of coming to Canada to start and actively operate a business.
Those interested in these options for business immigration should be aware that both the Quebec Entrepreneur program and Quebec Self-Employed program have been temporarily ceased since May 2017. There is no change in the status of either as yet.
The following programs are best suited to individuals with much higher net worth that have ambitions of making passive investments in Canadian businesses without actually starting or running their own.
An additional option that is growing in popularity is for wealthy foreign nationals to either purchase or launch a business in Canada, enabling them to then get a temporary work visa. The applicant can then be instated as the owner-operator and down the line they may be eligible for permanent residency through one of the business immigration programs.
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