Canada Business Immigration

Business immigrants are people who can invest in, or start businesses in Canada and are expected to support the development of a strong and prosperous Canadian economy. These are the candidates who wish to spend their money for setting up business or for any other purpose.


Every Province has some basic requirements with some exceptions Factors on which applicants can scorepointsü

  • Age
  • Net Worth
  • Investment
  • Business Experience
  • Language
  • Education
  • Adaptability
  • Alberta’s Business Immigration is based on IRCC process. There is nothing particular about Alberta.
  • Each province asks for Exploratory Visit of 5 business days in last one year.
  • For Adaptability each province gives points for study and work of prime applicant or spouse in that province. Some provinces have extra points on specific factors mentioned in the chart.
  • The applicant must have 33.3% of the minimum share holding in Business and minimum 3 yrs of work experience as an owner or 5 yrs as senior manager position.
  • All the Investment or net worth shown should be verifiable.
  • A Business Plan is required and is an integral part of the application.
  • A business research visit allows the applicant to conduct extensive research of their future business investment or proposal. The business research visit must be conducted no more than one year prior to the submission of your EOI.

Most economical provinces to apply for Business Immigration Manitoba British Columbia. Nova Scotia

APNP A Great Pathway For Moving To Canada
  • Select from over 80 PNP streams
  • Get nominated within 6 months
  • Add extra 600 points to your CRS score
  • Get free medical care and school education for children
  • The option of applying for immigration stream linked to the Federal Express Entry System.
  • Canada is considered the most favorable point of embarkation of new life. Every year, millions of applications are filed from India for immigration through Express Entry Program, but only few candidates get ITA, as only high scoring profiles are selected. Howbeit, there is another route for the applicants who are not selected through ENP, i.e. PNP (Provincial Nominee Program). Immigration to Canada becomes comparatively easier through PNP than Express Entry Program. The reason being the relaxed eligibility criteria offered by particular provinces for the skilled job seekers to get permanent residence (PR) in the province they longed for.

It is important to note that almost all Canadian provinces have an Express Entry linked Workstream and there are 2 different ways you can apply for Canada PR via a PNP:


1st Method

2nd Method

Contact a province or territory and request nomination under their Express Entry stream

Make an Express Entry profile and indicate in your profile,  which provinces and territories you are interested in

If the province accepts your request for a nomination, you can make an Express Entry profile and show that you have been nominated

Once you receive a “notification of interest” from a province or territory in your account, you can contact them directly

You will receive your nomination electronically through your account, which you will need to accept

Apply to their Express Entry stream


In case they select you for a nomination, they will send the nomination electronically through your account. You just have to accept it

As you can tell, in both the cases, you will need to create an Express Entry profile. So, it’s best to create your Express Entry profile as soon as you can. It anyway offers you the benefit of access into the Express Entry pool with a large number of Canadian employers looking for skilled people to recruit.

All the Canadian provinces have their own PNP, with the exception of Quebec, which has its own program on similar lines, known as – Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP).

Let us give you brief information about these PNPs.

Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP):

Alberta’s provincial nomination program offers nomination to foreign applicants in 3 streams

  • Alberta Opportunity Stream
  • Alberta Express Entry Stream
  • Self-employed Farmer Stream

The applicants are required to meet the program’s eligibility requirements and show the intention of settling in the province.

British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP):

The PNP in British Columbia has the following streams, under which applicants can seek nomination:

  • Skills Immigration
  • Express Entry BC
  • Entrepreneur Immigration

These streams are meant to target skilled workers, international graduates and professionals who have the qualifications, skills and experience required for the PNP.

Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP):

The PNP invites fresh graduates, skilled workers, and business people along with their families to settle in Canada as permanent residents. They are required to have the ability and intention of settling and establishing themselves economically in Manitoba.

The PNP has three streams:

  • Skilled Workers in Manitoba
  • Skilled Workers Overseas
  • International Education
  • Business Investor

Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP):

Through this PNP, Ontario nominates foreign workers, international students and entrepreneurs who possess the required education, skills, experience and the intention to settle in the province as permanent residents. Nominations under Ontario province’s economic immigration program are open for the following streams:

  • Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills Stream
  • PhD Graduate Stream
  • French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream
  • Human Capital Priorities Stream
  • Skilled Trades Stream
  • Entrepreneur Stream

Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP):

SINP allows non-Canadians to immigrate to Canada and settle permanently in the province on a PR visa. Under the PNP, the following are the categories immigration candidates can apply to:

  • International Skilled Worker
  • Saskatchewan Experience
  • Entrepreneur and Farm

Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP):

Through this program, prospective immigration applicants who have the desired skills and experience are targeted by the provincial government. The Provincial Nomination Certificate is issued to the eligible candidates who can then apply for Canadian permanent residence (PR) visa with the Federal Government of Canada.

Under the PEI PNP, nominations are issued for the following immigration categories:

  • PEI PNP Express Entry
  • Labour Impact Category
  • Business Impact Category

New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP):

New Brunswick is a unique bilingual province in Canada, where around 30 percent of people speak French as their first language. New Brunswick has a number of cities that include – Fredericton, Moncton and Saint John. NBPNP is the province’s Provincial Nominee Program, through which, immigration applicants who have the skills and experience required by the province are offered the nomination. The province accepts nomination applications for the following streams:

  • Skilled Workers with Employer Support
  • Express Entry Labour Market Stream
  • Postgraduate Entrepreneurial Stream
  • Entrepreneurial Stream

New found land and Labrador’s Provincial Nominee Program (NLPNP):

The province consists of two distinct land masses – Labrador, which is connected to the mainland, and the island of Newfoundland. The province has lately seen vital economic development with the help of its energy and natural resources. Through the PNP, immigration applicants from foreign countries can seek a nomination from the provincial government.

Under NLPNP, nominations are available for the following immigration categories:

  • Express Entry Skilled Worker
  • Skilled Worker
  • International Graduate

Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP):

Nova Scotia’s Provincial Nominee Program offers nomination to eligible skilled workers, international graduates, entrepreneurs and professionals for permanent residence in the province. NSNP accepts applications for the following immigration streams:

  • Nova Scotia Labour Market Priorities
  • Labour Market Priorities for Physicians
  • Physician
  • Entrepreneur
  • International Graduate Entrepreneur
  • Skilled Worker
  • Occupations in Demand
  • Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry
  • Nova Scotia Experience: Express Entry

Northwest Territories Nominee Program (NTNP):

The Northwest Territories accept economic immigration applications from foreign applicants to settle in Northern Canada. The program has an Express Entry-aligned stream of skilled workers also.

Following are the streams for which nominations are offered under 2 programs, one with 3 distinct streams:

Northwest Territories Employer Driven Program:

  • Express Entry System for Skilled Workers
  • Skilled Worker
  • Critical Impact Worker

Northwest Territories Business Immigration Program:

  • Business Stream

Yukon Nominee Program (YNP):

Yukon’s provincial nomination program helps the eligible employers in the province to nominate foreign workers and business persons trained internationally for permanent residence in the Canadian province.

The program has the following streams:

  • Yukon Express Entry (YEE)
  • Critical Impact Worker
  • Skilled Worker
  • Business Nominee

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Funds Required For Canada Immigration 

Canada is known for its affordable budget around the globe when it comes to immigration. The country propounds a wide variety of migration routes for the candidate to choose the best one according to his requirements. Generally speaking there are four immigration pathways into Canada. These are:

  • Federal Express Entry Program

This is the national immigration pathway and offers three categories of immigration – Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) and Canadian Experience Class (CEC). Out of these, the FSWP is the most popular program for Indian immigrants to Canada.

  • Provincial Nomination Program

The Provincial Nomination Programs or PNPs offer immigration pathways to particular provinces in Canada. The advantage to applying for PNP is that if you are unable to get selected for Canada PR through Express Entry, then you can apply for PNP and if selected, you are guaranteed immigration. PNPs also have a slightly lesser eligibility criteria than the federal immigration program. So, if you want to move to a particular province like Alberta, Saskatchewan, British Columbia or any other, then PNP is a good option.

  • Quebec Skilled Worker Program

All PNPs except the QSWP operate through the Express Entry program. The province of Quebec has its own separate immigration platform. So, if you want to go to Quebec, then this is the immigration pathway you should apply through.

  • Occupation in-Demand

The Occupation in-Demand category is meant for those professionals whose occupation is in high-demand in Canada. Both the Federal Express Entry program as well as the Provincial Nomination Program offer OID categories. Before applying through this pathway for Canada PR, ensure your job is in high demand by looking at the NOC list for the particular province you want to immigrate to.

Now that we understand the various immigration pathways to Canada, let us look at the cost of immigration through each category.


The first and the foremost thing the candidate should be aware is that there is no cost for filing application for Canada PR through the Express Entry program. If you want to apply through PNPs, undoubtedly, there are chances that a processing fee has to be paid. Some PNPs like Saskatchewan can demand for a non-refundable processing fee, therefore, make sure to check these features before- hand.

Before your Canada PR immigration application is selected, there are a number of costs associated with ensuring your application gets processed properly. Here is a detailed list of all the costs you will need to take up in order to get your Canada immigration application processed:

  • The Education Credential Assessment (ECA)

IRCC demands from all applicants to provide a pdf of detailed educational qualifications. For that, you have to upload your educational credentials for assessment on the site of World Education Services. This evaluation will prove the authenticity of your qualifications. The approximate price of getting an ECA is about 220 CAD followed by delivery charges which is nominal. These prices vary from time to time and region to region. Therefore, you must check out the WES website before sending documents for evaluation or consult our experts at Truvisory immigration.

  • IELTS Exam Cost

The IELTS exam mandatory before you file for Canada PR application. You need to book your exam online from the site of the British Council. The fee for IELTS exam is around Rs. 13,250. As IELTS exam has two categories, so, it is better to take professional help before choosing the category. Also, we conduct IELTS classes and train you with mock tests and make you confident before you give the exam.

  • Provincial Nomination

PNP is a wonderful option for immigration. Different PNPs have a different fee structure. Some PNPs don’t charge anything for their processing fees, while others charge fees which is nominal and economical. You can consult a Canada immigration expert or visit the PNP site of the particular province you want to apply for. The overall cost of getting a PR visa through PNP is 550 CAD.

  • Financial Documents

Candidates who have applied for permanent residence visa under skilled immigration programs of Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) and Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) are required to submit the evidence of adequate funds. The following table will illustrate the amount needed for the proof of funds with respect to the number of family members:

Number of Family Members

Amount Needed (in CAD)















Each additional family member


Family members include spouse or partner, dependent children and the dependent children of a spouse or partner. For dependent children age limit is up to 22 years.

  • Passport Costs

When every document is in hand, only one if left i.e. Passport. Now it is time to get the Canada PR visa and move to your dream country. The overall expense of getting a Canada PR visa varies between Rs. 1000 to Rs. 2000 for each person. Therefore, depending upon the number of family members accompanying the primary applicant, the expense will increase. Also, if you need the passports quickly, then you can apply via Tatkal and will have to pay an extra fee of Rs. 2000 for each visa.

  • Post-Landing Certificates

These are a number of documents which you are asked to show to the Canada immigration authorities after you have landed. This may include a medical certificate as well as a police clearance certificate. The cost of getting a medical certificate is 250 CAD per person. For the police certificate, the cost will vary according to quantity of paperwork done.

  • Right of Permanent Residency Costs

Kindly note that your PR visa is valid for only 3 years and afterwards you have to renew it. The fee for this official document is about 490 CAD.


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