Business Immigration to Canada

  • Start Up Visa
  • Owner Operator LMIA
  • Treaty Investor Program
  • Intra Company Transferee

Guiding Business Owners to Canada

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Immigrate to Canada through Business

In Canada, business immigration programs offer a pathway to permanent resident status for entrepreneurs, business owners and individuals with significant management experience.

For prospective business immigrants, meeting the following general eligibility criteria is the first step to becoming successful applicants:

  • Have business ownership or senior management experience

  • Be willing to buy and existing business or start a new one in Canada

  • Be able to invest a minimum of $150,000 CAD within 2 years of coming to Canada

  • Demonstrate competency in English or French

For entrepreneurs and other business people who wish to immigrate to Canada, our immigration services cover all topics, so you’ll get clear-cut, straightforward answers to your immigration questions from a trained Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC).

Tudor House Consulting and Chris Brown

Starting a business in Canada is an excellent way to secure Permanent Residency for you and your family

– Chris Brown, RCIC and Managing Director.
  • Mission

    We help foreign business owners and senior managers emigrate to Canada by way of investment .

  • Strategy

  • We pre-assess your case with expert consultants and present several options for you to choose from before making any commitment.
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Getting Established in Canada: Immigration for Business Owners and Senior Managers

A business immigrant is considered to be an individual who has proven ownership or senior management experience and is willing to invest time, money and work into running a business in Canada.

Immigrating through business ownership is a pathway to Permanent Residency that provides significant economic benefits to Canadian communities. Canada’s immigration system promotes business development and economic growth through a variety of immigration pathways, including: free trade agreements, intra-company transfers, individual purchases, and business start-ups.

At Tudor House Immigration, we can facilitate every aspect of your move to Canada including:

  • Registering a new corporation in Canada
  • Transferring employees or a foreign key staff member into Canada
  • Managing the purchase of an existing business
  • Creating a detailed business proposal
  • Securing work or study permits for you and your family
  • Representing your interests while you are outside of Canada
  • Securing a pathway to becoming Permanent Residents and Canadian Citizens for you and your family
  • Referring to corporate accountants, bookkeepers and lawyers

An Overview of Business Immigration Programs in Canada

Your experience running a business, or acting as senior manager in any industry will qualify you for immigration to Canada. In other words, your experience qualifies you to operate any business in Canada, not just the business sectors you have experience in.

The Canada Business Immigration Program is divided into four sub-categories:

  • Investors
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Start-up Visa Program
  • Province Nominee Program (PNP) Business Programs

Treaty Investors

Treaty Investor programs are governed by Free Trade Agreements and are designed for individuals with significant business experience, a high personal net worth and the intention of starting or taking over an existing business. Typically, the minimum equity investment would be $200,000 CAD. 

As an investor, you obtain your right to work in Canada by demonstrating you have put significant funds at risk, within the Canadian economy, and that you are willing to execute a strategic plan to grow and manage the business. As an Investor, you must own at least 51% of the Canadian company you either establish, or take over. The advantage of this program is that it is relatively quick to establish and apply for, however, it is only available to individuals from a country that holds a treaty investor agreement with the government of Canada. To learn more about this option, book a Discovery Call with us to speak to an RCIC.

Start-Up Visa Program

The Start-up Visa program is designed for foreign entrepreneurs that have innovative ideas, or are sponsored by a designated funding institution. To qualify as an applicant, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Have a new business idea.
  • Have intermediate level language skills in both English and French.
  • Receive a letter of support from a nominated institution and a commitment proposal for a minimum of $200,000 CAD from a venture capital organization or $75,000 CAD from a qualifying Angel Investor or Business Incubator Program.
  • Have sufficient settlement funds upon arrival for permanent residence in Canada.

The Start-Up Visa program is great for tech-related businesses that bring revolutionary and innovative processes or products into the Canadian economy. The main drawback to this route is that processing is much slower than other immigration pathways, which means that the application process can take several years to culminate in permanent residency. 

If you think you meet the criteria of a Start-Up Visa candidate, please book a consultation with us and we would be happy to provide you with an assessment.

Entrepreneur Pathways

One of the most popular pathways for entrepreneurs commonly known as the Owner / Operator LMIA, or Labour Market Impact Assessment. In this model, entrepreneurs can buy an existing business, or start their own eligible business, and submit an application to hire themselves as executives or business managers. In this pathway, the business needs to be operational in Canada before you submit your application for a work permit. You must also meet the following conditions:

  • Have employees in Canada
  • Have a detailed business plan
  • Have proof that your business in Canada is profitable or will be profitable
  • Demonstrate that you have experience running a business

The advantage of the Owner / Operator LMIA is that there is no minimum investment needed, and the program will produce a work permit relatively quickly.

Provincial Nominee Programs

Across Canada, there are a multitude of different programs offered by the provinces, through which business owners and entrepreneurs can achieve Permanent Residency. The conditions of these Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) are often subject to change, so we recommend booking a no-obligation discovery call with us to learn more about specific requirements. 

Meet RCIC Phil Mooney

Canadian Business Immigration through Phil Mooney

Phil Mooney is a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC) with over 22-years’ immigration industry experience, after having spent more than 30 years in the corporate world. He has worked successfully on all types of business immigration cases over the years and currently acts as co-counsel to dozens of Authorized Representatives, helping them qualify candidates, select the best Program for their clients and helps them deal with government departments on their clients’ behalf.

In his career, he participated in the development of the initial Professional Skills Exam for consultants, attended meetings as a Subject Matter Expert, was a member of the Canadian Border Services Advisory Committee (CBSAC), and regularly met with senior government officials to discuss immigration issues. He was also the first CEO of the regulatory body (ICCRC) after being instrumental in preparing the successful bid to replace CSIC.

Phil is a member of the Canadian Association of Professional Immigration Consultants (CAPIC)— the largest group of consultants dedicated to educating immigration consultants and lobbying Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) on issues of concern to both immigrants and consultants. He served as CAPIC president for over three years, speaks regularly to graduating students of immigration practitioner programs, and presents briefs before parliamentary committees on issues of concern.

How We Can Help You Secure Canadian Permanent Residence Through Business Immigration

Our Business Immigration candidates require a pre-assessment with our team of consultants before beginning our process. Take advantage of Tudor House Immigration’s services:

When you work in partnership with Tudor House Immigration, the benefits of our services include:

  • Leveraging the experience of our Business Immigration experts, Chris Brown and Phil Mooney

  • Clear information about all of your options, timelines and next steps

  • Gaining a full understanding of all the fees and costs involved in the process

  • The peace of mind that comes with knowing you are being advised by Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants

Let Us Help You Take the Next Step

Canadian Business Immigration Questionnaire.

  • Assess your eligibility for Business Immigration to Canada
  • Meet with RCIC Chris Brown for an Initial Consultation
  • Discuss business immigration options based on your case.


The British Columbia Business Immigration Program

British Columbia has a special program for those looking to start a business in BC.

  • Entrepreneur Immigration
  • Entrepreneur Immigration Regional Pilot
  • Strategic Projects

How Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants From Tudor House Can Help

At Tudor House Immigration Services, we specialize in helping people establish their future in Canada. Our team of experts will guide you through every step of the Canadian immigration journey, ensuring that you have the best chance at success. We offer professional, reliable, and trustworthy services to those inside and outside of Canada, and we can help you with Permanent Residency, Sponsorship, Temporary Residence, and Citizenship.

Our guiding principles are fairness, integrity, and excellence, and we always put our clients’ best interests first. We offer reliable, experienced pathways to Permanent Residency in Canada.

Don’t go through this process alone- let us help you build a better future in Canada!

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