Comparison of PNP Business Immigration programs

Certain provinces have their own Business Immigration programs within their Provincial Nomination Programs (PNP).

Certain Canadian provinces will nominate applicants for fast-track Permanent Residency under their Business Immigration Programs. If you are interested in living in one of these provinces, you may want to make your business investment there..

Use the table below to compare the programs and learn which is best suited to your circumstances. (Current to July, 2018).

Provincial Nomination Programs with a Business Immigration (Entrepreneur) Category:

Province

Minimum personal net worth

Minimum investment required

Business management experience required?

Business plan required?

Government deposit required?

Performance agreement required?

Exploratory visit required?

Additional selection criteria?

Manitoba

$350,000

$150,000 or ownership of at least 1/3 of an eligible business and $1M investment

Yes: Previous business ownership or a minimum of 3 years of senior management experience

Yes

N/A

Participate in day-to-day management of business

Yes, for a minimum of 7 days after approval of business plan

Yes

Saskatchewan

$300,000

$150,000 or ownership of at least 1/3 of an eligible business and $1M investment

Yes: minimum of 3 years of business management experience

Yes

$75,000 refundable deposit

Participate in day-to-day management of business & create new jobs for Canadians or permanent residents

No, but recommended

Yes

British Columbia

$600,000

$200,000 and ownership of at least 1/3 of an eligible business

Yes

Yes

No

Yes, in order to obtain a work permit create at least 3 new jobs for Canadians or permanent residents

Strongly recommended

Yes

New Brunswick

$300,000

Minimum investment required to succeed

Yes: previous business ownership or senior management experience

Yes

$75,000 refundable deposit

Participate in day-to-day management of business

Yes, for a minimum of 5 days

Yes - basic proficiency in one of Canada's official languages

Quebec

$300,000

$100,000 - representing at least 25% of capital equity

Yes: minimum of 2 years of business management experience in the last 5 years

Yes

No

Participate in day-to-day management of business

Strongly recommended

Yes

Prince Edward Island 100% Ownership

$400,000

$150,000

Yes

Yes

$100,000

Participate in day-to-day management of business

Yes

Yes

Prince Edward Island Partial Ownership

$400,000

$150,000 and ownership of at least 1/3 of a business OR make an investment of $1,000,000

Yes

Yes

$100,000

Participate in day-to-day management of business

Yes

Yes

Ontario

$800,000 to $1.5M

$5,000,000 for Corporations OR Individual can invest $500,000 outside GTA or $1,000,000 inside GTA

Yes

Yes

No

Participate in day-to-day management of business & create at least 5 new jobs for Canadians or permanent residents

No

Yes

Northwest Territories

$500,000 (if buying a business in the city of Yellowknife)

$300,000 in a business in the city of Yellowknife $150,000 outside

Yes

Yes

$75,000 refundable deposit

Yes, in order to obtain a work permit

Yes

Yes

Yukon

$250,000 (including $150,000 in liquid assets)

$150,000 and ownership of at least 1/3 of a business

Yes: minimum of 5 years of business management experience

Yes

$75,000 refundable deposit

Yes, in order to obtain a work permit

Yes

Yes - basic proficiency in one of Canada's official languages

**additional deposit of $10,000 if language results are below Canadian Language Benchmark 5