Summary of Provincial Business
Immigration Selection Criteria

Each Provincial Government has different financial requirements for their Business Immigration program.

Province Business Investment Program

 

Manitoba
  • Minimum personal net worth: $350,000 CDN.
  • Minimum investment required: $150,000 CDN and ownership of at least 1/3 of an eligible business.

 

Saskatchewan
  • Minimum personal net worth: $500,000 CDN.
  • Minimum investment required: $300,000 CDN in Saskatoon or Regina OR $200,000 CDN in any other community AND ownership of at least 1/3 of an eligible business

 

British Columbia
  • Minimum personal net worth: $600,000 CDN.
  • Minimum investment required: $200,000 CDN.

 

New Brunswick
  • Minimum personal net worth: $300,000 CDN.
  • Minimum investment required: $125,000 CDN.

 

Quebec
  • Minimum personal net worth: $300,000 CDN.
  • Minimum investment required: $100,000 CDN, representing at least 25% of capital equity.

 

Prince Edward Island – 100% Ownership
  • Minimum personal net worth: $600,000 CDN.
  • Minimum investment required: $150,000 CDN.

 

Prince Edward Island – Partial Ownership
  • Minimum personal net worth: $600,000 CDN.
  • Minimum investment required: $150,000 CDN and ownership of at least 1/3 of a business OR make an investment of $1 million CDN.

 

Ontario
  • Minimum personal net worth: $1.5 million CDN for businesses located in Toronto or $800,000 CDN for businesses located outside of Toronto.
  • Minimum investment required: $3 million CDN and ownership of at least 1/3 of a business OR make an investment of $1 million CDN.

 

Northwest Territories
  • Minimum personal net worth: $500,000 CDN (if buying a business in the city of Yellowknife).
  • Minimum investment required: $300,000 CDN in a business in the city of Yellowknife.

 

Yukon
  • Minimum personal net worth: $250,000 CDN (including $150,000 CDN in liquid assets).
  • Minimum investment required: $150,000 CDN and ownership of at least 1/3 of a business.

 

 

Free Assessment

 

The Government of each province will also require additional selection criteria which may include:

  • Previous business ownership or management experience
  • Business plan
  • Refundable government deposit
  • Create a specified number of new jobs for Canadians or permanent residents
  • Participation in day-to-day management of business
  • Exploratory visit in the province
  • Basic proficiency in one of Canada’s official languages
  • Additional selection criteria

 

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