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Canada is home to an increasing population and a growing economy, making it the perfect location for expanding businesses. Canada, as a nation, welcomes foreign investment and embraces business immigrants. Non-Canadian businesses have a lot to gain from such a welcoming environment and as such, we invite foregin businesses to consider doing business in Canada. This country has a lot to offer you than just beautiful nature and free healthcare.
Canada is one of the most business-friendly countries in the world. Forbes ranked Canada number 6 in its list of best countries for business. On top of that, thanks to the Canada-USA-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA, the new version of NAFTA), businesses in Canada still maintain access to the entire US market.
Entrepreneurs and self-employed indeividuals must demonstrate that their business in Canada would generate significant economic, social, or cultural benefits or opportunities for Canadian citizens or permanent residents.
No Minimum Investment Requirement
Although entrepreneurs must demonstrate the financial ability to establisha viable business in Canada. there is no requirement to transfer a certain amount of funds to their Canadian company before receiving a work permit. Entrepreneurs may choose to demonstrate their financial ability to support the Canadian enterprise by showing tax reports, bank statements or other evidence of their financial situation.
Family, Health Care & Schooling
Entrepreneurs may bring their families to Canada during their employment period in Canada. The spouse of the foreign entrepreneur may obtain a permit to work in Canada, while children can go to publicly funded schools for free. The worker and his/her family can also get acccess to free health care availablefor the residents and citizens of Canada.
Developing Business Concept
The initial step in the process is to develop a business concept for the proposed business in Canada. Applicants are required to collect all documents related to their business idea, experience, personal and financial documents.
Company Formation in Canada
Registration of a company in Canada. Canadian Company must be owned or controlled by the applicant.
Application Pakage & Job Offer
Application package consists of a number of documents, including a business plan, job offer from the Canadian enterprise, corporate & personal documents of foreign entity and the applicant and etc.
Application & Decision
Once all documents are collected and the application package is ready, the application is submitted online to the responsible office for further processing . Within 1-2 months the applicants may receive a work permit & arrive to Canada.
Candidates who have a job offer from an employer in Alberta, to work in rural communities in Alberta are eligible for the Rural Renewal Stream. Candidates in this stream must first get the endorsement of a participating community in Alberta. Employers send job offers to designated communities, and the community is responsible for verifying that the individual satisfies the stream requirements. After receiving the letter of support, the foreign national submits their application to the AAIP.
To apply for this stream, you must
Once you become a permanent resident of Canada and after living in canada for 3 years, you can apply for Canadian citizenship. To become a citizen, you must meet the following requirements: