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Immigrating to Canada: Entrepreneurs and investors

The Canadian government selects business class immigrants based on their ability to become economically established and support the development of the Canadian economy. 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.

There are 3 classes of business immigrants:

Self-employed persons

Last year of as of December 1, 2010, CIC will begin accepting applications for the federal immigrant investor program.

Applications received on or after December 1, 2010 will be subject to the new criteria.

To be eligible, you must:

  • Demonstrate that you have business experience;
  • Have a minimum net worth of C$1.6 million ; and
  • Make an investment of C$800,000.

To be eligible, you must:

  • Demonstrate that you have business experience;
  • Have a minimum net worth of C$300,000; and
  • Follow conditions for entrepreneurs when you arrive in Canada.

Self-Employed Persons

To be eligible, you must have 1 of these:

  • Experience that will make a significant contribution to cultural or athletic life in Canada; or
  • Experience in farm management and you must intend to and be able to buy and manage a farm in Canada.

Other Requirements

You must also meet other requirements. For complete, official information, go to Investors, Entrepreneurs and Self-Employed Persons on the CIC website.

If you are a business immigrant to Canada on a business visa, or are thinking of moving to Canada you should be aware of the options that may and may not be available to you.  In Canada, many diplomas, certificates and trades papers from overseas are not recognized as a prerequisite “Canadian experience”.  The truth is, there are many qualified doctors, engineers and accountants who move to this country who cannot find employment in their vocations and discover that business ownership is a viable alternative.  This is a common immigration issue that the Ontario and federal governments are usually very slow to address.  Many, therefore, turn to investments in a Canadian company as their avenue to get a visa.


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Business immigrant/Immigrant Entreprenuer/Canada Business Visa

Business immigrant:  Implementing Business Opportunity Ideas That Have Potential To Create Cash .
Immigrants have been the entrepreneurial spark plugs of cities from Vancouver to Halifax. One-quarter of Canada publicly traded, venture capital-backed companies started in the past 15 years were founded by immigrant entrepreneurs.The current market capitalization of these firms exceeds $200 billion, and they employ more than 220,000 people in Canada and 100,000 internationally. Immigrants have had the greatest impact in the fields of IT, life sciences, and particularly in the high-tech manufacturing sector, where 40% of publicly traded, venture-backed firms operating in Canada today were founded by immigrants.

Asian Indian entrepreneurs have proven extraordinarily successful in Canada technology sector but Koreans and Hong Kong Chinese immigrant entrepreneurs too. Though  immigration reform is a political hot potato,  success has been also convincing the federal and provincial goverment that job creation is a non-partisan issue. No doubt Canada is first interest in immigrants who are intelligent, wealthy and entrprenurial.

Once in Canada some that already established enterprises in their countries of origin or others that wish to start businesses in Toronto because of problems in the Cana-dian job market.

 Within this article today I’ll look at a couple of ways that you can go about making  online business concepts run from home. Many people have come up with home-based business ideas but have found many of those ventures to be unsuccessful. Inside this article today are some research tools to help find out whether or not your business can become successful. The 1st home business concept which may give you help is found at This website offers an online shipping directory to help you find wholesalers.

These wholesalers will ship product to your customers so you don’t have to worry about keeping product in your house. This will enable you to sell different items on eBay or on your own site without needing to worry about sinking your money into inventory or on highly priced shipping to bring the products to you. This can allow you to find what products sell very well and then follow these trends fast assuming your wholesaler has this actual product in stock. The 2nd home business concept is starting  a Membership site, but what is a membership site ? 
A membership site  is a website were people sign up as members to receive exclusive information in a niche market. People join for a selective period of time to enjoy the features and functions that only can be found at the site.  The special content which can be found only at the site which are niche market specific. These include tutorials, webinars,Audio and video clips, PLR books, live coaching sessions etc.   Membership websites come in all shapes and sizes. Finding the right model for your niche is an important first step to building a successful membership website. The following resource will outline the advantages of each type of membership model, helping you to deliver your content in an effective and profitable way.
1) Content Publisher
The publisher model is the most common membership website model. This model will require the owner to produce content for a specific target market on an ongoing basis. Subscribing members will have access to new articles, as well as previously added content.
2) FedEx
The FedEx model provides a “package” of information to your members on a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly basis. This type of membership model allows you to present your resources to subscribing members at scheduled times. If you choose to deliver your package monthly, your new members will only see month one. In month two they will see month two and month one. Members will only have access the content they paid for.
3) Fixed Term
The fixed term model is a membership model that offers a course of study for a predetermined time period. Rather than asking your visitors to subscribe for an unlimited time period, this model sets a fixed term of three, six or nine months for example. It provides your visitors with an end in sight. The established end to your program that this model offers will likely increase your retention rate.
4) Modular Course
The modular course model allows you offer training in a way that moves members from one modual to the next at the appropriate time. You may choose to include an online test that members must take before proceeding to the next module. This test will guarantee that they have absorbed the content before moving on to the next module. This approach will likely enhance your members percieved value of your program, as your training is structured in a way that will consistantly deliver results.
5) Protected Products
The protected products model allows you to sell digital products in a protected members-only area. This model is an excellent choice for a free content-based website that offers a few special products to subscribing members.
6) Coaching
The coaching model allows you to create a general information area for all of your visitors, and multiple membership areas for more specialized instruction. If this website functioned as a coaching model, resources in the general area would include content on search engine optimization and website marketing. In the specialized instruction areas you would find information on developing an AdSense ad-supported website, an affiliate product/service website, or a subscription membership website.
7) Everything-and-Kitchen-Sink Model
The everything-and-the-kitchen-sink model allows you to create a membership website that combines elements from several models to meet the needs of your online business. Membership website owners would have the advantage, for example, of offering general content, and a coaching course for 12 weeks to silver members, while offering special digital products to gold members at a higher subscription price in a separate protected area.
Hopefully these making online home business ideas will help you out in your hunt for a great idea where you are and when you apply as business immigrant to Canada. Each one of these ideas shouldn’t cost much money it can have a great effect in your pocketbook in the long run.

While I wouldn’t recommend starting an online business for everyone, for many people it’s one of the best ways to generate income without a regular job. It has certainly worked disgustingly well for me. If you’re interested in learning more about this option, please check out Start Your Own Successful Online Business  or  How to Start a Popular Subscription Website Where You’ll Get Recurring Monthly Profits From Members Who Only Have To Sign Up One Time  for details.

Marisol Diaz  is  an experienced workshop presenter, bilingual information designer, info-Preneuer;  career and  a business facilitator . She  has been writing on legal research and Canada immigration law since 2006. contact her @

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