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Canada Business Immigration

Canada Business and Investment Immigration

 

Canada continues to attract overseas investors!

 

Canada business-friendly environment is built on world-class cities. You could start your own business or invest in a business because of its low taxes, a strong economy, low business costs and high quality of life. There are options available for business owners and investors to get a permanent residency in Canada.

 

Because of our experience in all aspects of immigration law, we are ideally placed to assist high net worth individuals and entrepreneurs from overseas with entrepreneur and business visas

 

Immigrant Investor

 

Invest in Canada!  We could provide you guidance, information and connections to buy or establish a new business in Canada and qualify for a temporary work visa, under federal ‘owner-operator’ policies. After that, you may qualify for permanent residence under a suitable immigration program.

 

Our commitment to you does not end with your case. We provide continuous updates on changing immigration rules and how they might affect you.

Canada Business Federal

 

The federal government administers the Self-employed, Start-up and GATS visa programs related to business immigration. These three types of programs are very different from Provincial business immigration because they only apply to special circumstances.

 

Owner-operator LMIA is a special method of business immigration, in which a Canadian company is established, then the applicant registers him/herself as the owner of the company and applies for Express Entry to obtain additional points.

 

Business immigration is more complicated than job immigration and requires a lot of effort from the applicant side. Many programs require business plans, and there are a number of hurdles such as business registration, tax calculations, investment transfers, etc.

 

At HSM, we solve all the worries related to business immigration at once. We provide all services necessary for business immigration, including not only immigration-related paperwork, but also the selection of business locations, establishment of a company, investigation of business properties, investigation of qualifications and permits needed for business, and preparation of business plans.

Self-Employed

 

Self-employed is a program designed to attract freelancers and others with outstanding skills in a specific field to Canada. It is primarily open to those who have been freelancers for more than two years in the fields of culture, arts and athletics, or who have won world-class competitions.

 

For the applicants who meet the criteria, career, educational background, age, English or French ability, and adaptability are comprehensively evaluated. The application is done offline, and the required documents must be submitted along with the required application form.

 

HSM will assist you with your choices through a comprehensive analysis of applicants’ self-employed eligibility and potential. In addition, we provide support to increase the customer’s pass rate by preparing a business plan and preparing for interviews.

Start-up

 

This program is for startup entrepreneurs funded by venture capitalists or angel investors in Canada. Each applicant must own 10% or more of the company’s shares and up to 5 people can be invited.

 

For this program, angel investors or venture capitalists must be a group designated by the Government of Canada and the company should be relocated to Canada after receiving support. In order to receive support from angel investors or venture capitals, applicants directly contact them, receive investment, and receive a letter of recommendation.

 

Although the conditions are tough, it can be a good option for start-ups looking to move their business to Canada, as all five shareholders and their families can emigrate in one step if they can get the investment.

 

HSM provides services to applicants who are committed to support from designated Canadian investors.

GATS Visa

 

Like the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the temporary entry of business persons under the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) can be facilitated without the need for a Labour Market Impact Assessment. In the area of temporary entry of individuals, Canada requested and offered access for three categories of business persons: business visitors, intra-company transferees and professionals.

 

Both business visitors and intra-company transferees entering under GATS qualify under Canada’s generally applicable immigration rules: R186(a) and R205(a) C12. However, there are unique rules for the entry of professionals under GATS. These professionals may be granted work permits pursuant to R204, T33 if they meet the criteria outlined below.

 

A GATS Professional is a person who seeks to engage, as part of a services contract obtained by a company in another Member nation, in an activity at a professional level in a profession set out below, provided that the person possesses the necessary academic credentials and professional qualifications, which have been duly recognized, where appropriate, by the professional association in Canada.

The Professionals category is designed to facilitate the short-term entry of a limited list of professionals employed by service providers of Member nations, in those service sectors to which Canada has made commitments.

Owner-Operator LMIA

 

The government of Canada has created a special category of work permit that offers a facilitated route through which majority owners of a company can acquire the right to work in Canada legally.

 

For many businesspersons around the world, Canada is the logical choice as the setting for embarking upon a new business venture or expanding an existing business. The favourable economic climate, the work ethic of the people, and the diversity of the population are all factors that contribute to making Canada an ideal environment in which to operate a business.

 

If business owners had to go through the same work permit process as other foreign nationals, they would most likely be dissuaded from considering Canada as a viable option for the location of their company.

 

The principal purpose of this category of work permit is to provide a facilitated route through which foreign nationals can enter the country to run their business. Quite understandably, most business owners are protective of their company and are adamant about personally overseeing its operation in order to ensure it is running according to his/her specifications. If entrepreneurs had to surrender the helm of their Canadian company due to a lengthy and convoluted work permit application process, most of them would look elsewhere to start or expand their business. Fortunately, the government of Canada has had the foresight to consider this issue and has effectively addressed it with this Owner/Operator work permit avenue.

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Canada Business Provincial

 

Canada’s provinces have their own Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). A PNP allows a province to nominate an applicant for immigration to Canada to settle in that province, and based on the province’s economic needs.

 

The Foreign Entrepreneur is issued either permanent residency or work permit which leads to permanent residency based on their proposal to own and operate business in Canada

 

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