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

Business immigration Canada programs for permanent residence will benefit those with business ownership or management experience if they meet the following general criteria:

  • 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

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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Business Immigration to Canada: Everything You Need to Know

Business immigrants are individuals who have proven ownership or senior management experience, and who are willing to invest time, money and work into running a business in Canada. Immigrating through business ownership is a pathway to Permanent Residency that supports the development of the Canadian economy so that it remains strong. Canada’s immigration system promotes business development 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 into Canada
  • Managing the purchase of an existing business
  • Creating a detailed business plan
  • Securing work or study permits for you and your family
  • Representing your interests while you are outside of Canada
  • Securing a pathway to Permanent Residency and Citizenship for you and your family
  • Referring to corporate accountants, bookkeepers and lawyers

An Overview of Business Immigration Programs in Canada

Individuals who have experience running a business, or acting as a senior manager in a business, are eligible for business immigration to Canada. It is important to note, that your experience as a business owner or senior manager is not specific to the industry you are affiliated with. 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 business experience, high net worth and the intention of starting or taking over an existing business. Typically, the minimum 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 you do need to be 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 entrepreneurs and Canadian businesses that have innovative ideas, or are sponsored by a designated funding institution. To qualify as an applicant, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Have an innovative business idea.
  • Be at an intermediate level 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/Business Incubator.
  • Have enough money 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, however the program is not nearly as fast processing, and can take several years to reach 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

Entrepreneurs is a general term in Immigration referring to all business persons willing to start a new company. However one pathway that is popular with Entrepreneurs is 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 venture, and submit an application to hire themselves as the executive or manager of the business. 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

Provinces in Canada offer special immigration programs to support Permanent Residency for certain business owners and entrepreneurs. There are a multitude of different programs available depending on the province you are choosing to settle in. The requirements for these programs are also subject to change often. To learn more about the specific requirements for a particular PNP, we invite you to book a free call with us below.

Making the Next Step

We are here to make the business immigration process easier for you. Contact Chris Brown, Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant, for a no obligation, exploratory call.

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:

  • Meet with Business Immigration experts Chris Brown and Phil Mooney

  • Understand all of your options, timelines and next steps

  • Request fees and know total costs

  • Rest easy knowing you are being advised by Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants

Let Us Help You Take the Next Step

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  • 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.


More Options Through the BC PNP Entrepreneur Program 

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

Entrepreneur Immigration Stream

This Entrepreneur Stream of the British Columbia PNP will help you to migrate, find a permanent residence, and start up an innovative business, a business that will boost economic growth within the province. This is a golden opportunity for entrepreneurs who desire to migrate to BC and are 100% committed to managing a business in the province.

This Entrepreneur stream is for senior managers or business owners looking to invest in a BC business. Once qualified candidates have had their net worth reviewed and submitted their application, they will receive a letter of support from the government. This letter allows applicants to submit another application to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada for a two-year work permit.

Entrepreneur Immigration Regional Pilot Stream

The Regional Pilot Stream is for experienced and passionate entrepreneurs wanting to establish businesses in smaller communities across the province. Entrepreneurs must contribute to the communities’ specific labour needs, and both applicants and communities must meet certain criteria. The availability of this entrepreneur stream has been extended to 2024.

Strategic Projects Stream

The Strategic Projects Stream of the BC PNP will assist foreign entrepreneurs that want to set up a business in British Columbia, whether they want to set up an operating facility, corporate headquarters, or a branch office.

Doing business in British Columbia is an amazing experience; companies enjoy freedom from external influence and get the needed assistance from the government when and where necessary.

How Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants From Tudor House Can Help

Tudor House Immigration Services will guide you through the Canadian immigration journey. As members in good standing of the College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants (CICC), we offer expert, trustworthy, and reliable immigration services for people inside and outside of Canada in the areas of: Permanent Residency, Sponsorship, Temporary Residence, and Citizenship.

With fairness, integrity and excellence as our guiding principles, our consulting firm protects the interests of individuals and families who want to migrate to Canada. Our model of consultation offers clarity, ease of use, efficiency, and timely, regular communication.

Let us help you establish your future in Canada. We look forward to working with you!

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