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In 2013, more than 15% of landed immigrants in Canada were selected through the Provincial Nominee Programmes.
The Provincial Nominee Programmes allow provinces to nominate individuals who wish to immigrate to Canada and intend to settle in a particular province. It is known for being one of the fastest routes to permanent residency in Canada.
Most provinces in Canada offer unique immigration programmes that are tailored to address the local demands and immigration objectives of each particular province.
Through different agreements between the Federal Government of Canada and the provincial governments, each province nominates individuals for permanent residency. Once a foreign national receives the nomination certificate from a province, they will then submit their final immigration application to the Federal Government of Canada (CIC) for health and security checks.
Some provinces, including British Columbia, Manitoba and Saskatchewan offer attractive fast-track immigration pathways to foreign nationals who wish to establish or acquire an existing business in the province and settle with their families.
British Columbia Business PNP:
BC PNP has streamlined two categories - Business Skills and Regional Business - into one Entrepreneur Immigration stream to improve efficiency and outcomes.
The BC Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) has introduced a mandatory online registration system for all prospective applicants to the Entrepreneur Immigration stream. The registration is scored according to points. The registration system will calculate one portion of the score and the applicants will then receive a total score from BC PNP based on the information they provide in their registration.
The BC PNP will periodically invite the highest-scoring registrants to submit applications.
Entrepreneur Immigration Requirements:
Personal net worth of at least $600,000;
Business and/or management experience;
Establish a new business or purchase and improve an existing business;
Make an eligible personal investment of at least $200,000 in the business;
Create at least one new full-time job for a Canadian citizen or permanent resident in the business.
To find out more about BC-PNP Entrepreneur programme please contact us today.
Manitoba Business PNP:
To qualify for this programme, interested applicants must:
Have a minimum personal net worth of CA$350,000;
Have a minimum three years of successful business ownership and management experience or a minimum three years of executive level experience as senior manager of a business;
Score minimum 60 points in the Adaptability Assessment Matrix;
Attend an interview with a MPNP-B officer;
Make an Eligible Business Investment in Manitoba;
Reside in Manitoba along with their dependent family members.
A good-faith deposit in the amount of CA$100,000 is required from the nominated applicants. This deposit is refundable to applicants, without interest, once they have met the terms and conditions of their Deposit Agreement.
To find out more about Manitoba Business PNP and Eligible Business Investment please contact us today.
Saskatchewan Business PNP:
The SINP Entrepreneur Programme offers foreign nationals the opportunity to establish, acquire or partner in a business in Saskatchewan and be actively involved in its management.
To qualify for this programme, interested applicants must:
Have a minimum net worth of CA$500,000;
Have minimum three years entrepreneurial or relevant business management experience.
Once nominated, a candidate must:
Invest a minimum of CA$300,000 in Regina and Saskatoon or a minimum of CA$200,000 in all other Saskatchewan communities;
Establish a business that aligns with the points assigned in the Entrepreneur Category Points Grid;
Own at least one third of the equity of a business in Saskatchewan unless the total investment is $1 million CAD or higher;
Provide active and on-going participation in the day to day management and direction of the business;
If a candidate is establishing a new business in Regina or Saskatoon, create two employment opportunities for Canadians or permanent residents in Saskatchewan (non-relative workers).
To find out more about Saskatchewan Business PNP and assess your eligibility please contact us today.
Saskatchewan Farm Owner/Operator programme:
The Farm Owner/Operator category is for individuals with proven experience in farming and substantial capital available to invest in a farming operation and who intend to purchase and operate a farming operation in Saskatchewan.
To be considered for the Farm Owner/Operator category an applicant must meet all of the following four criteria:
Available Equity – Net worth of CA$500,000;
Refundable Cash Deposit - Sign a Performance Agreement committing to purchase a farm operation in Saskatchewan and make a "good faith" deposit of CA$75,000 in trust. The cash deposit will be returned to the applicant when the terms of the Performance Agreement are met. The deposit will be forfeited to the Province if the terms are not met within two years of landing in Saskatchewan;
Mandatory visit to Saskatchewan – An applicant must have conducted a comprehensive exploratory visit to Saskatchewan of no less than five working days and must meet with an SINP representative;
Farm operation knowledge and experience - Provide documentation (e.g. education and training, work experience, financial documents of their previous operations) that demonstrates that they are a knowledgeable farm operator.
To find out more about Saskatchewan Farm Owner/Operator programme and assess your eligibility please contact us today.
Saskatchewan Young Farmer Stream:
To be considered for the Young Farmer Stream an applicant must meet the following criteria:
Have a minimum personal net worth of CA$300,000;
At the time of the application they must be under age 40;
Must have a minimum of three years farm ownership, farm management or practical farming experience;
Must provide a documented proposal for a commercial Saskatchewan farming opportunity based on research, consultations or formal coursework relevant to Saskatchewan agricultural conditions;
Must make a minimum equity investment of CA$150,000 in a new or existing farming operation in Saskatchewan comprised of either capital assets (land,
machinery) or working capital.
To find out more about Saskatchewan Young Farmer Stream and assess your eligibility please contact us today.