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Canada offers several opportunities under various Entrepreneur and Provincial Nominee Programs. Therefore, some province in Canada has their own unique program inviting business immigrants who they believe will contribute to the economy of their province.
The core requirement under such programs is to establish a business in the respective province with a substantial investment.
As this program requires selection by respective province initially, there are two steps required in such programs: 1) A selection at the provincial level and then
2) admissibility/acceptance at the Federal level.
The processing times are very long in such type of applications and beside the province of Quebec no other province has a dedicated immigration ministry running PNP programs. It important to mention that new immigrants are required to settle in the province that has selected them.
For further information about eligibility, investment and processing under this category please contact our office.