Visa & PR

Business Visa

When a foreigner establish a business which positively contributes to Canadian society, culture or economy, the government offers work permit for the foreigner who can stay and operate his/her business in Canada.

  • Usually 2 years permit & can extend
  • Eligible to apply for permanent residence: Federal Express Entry
  • Spouse open work permit & Free tuition fee for dependable children

Express Entry

Express Entry is a fast track federal immigration process.

  • Processing time: approx. 8 month
  • Higher than Cut-off score
  • Min. English requirement: Skilled worker- IELTS 6.0, Skilled trade - IELTS 5.0
  • Total score calculator: Age, Work experience, Education, English, Spouse background, Relative, Experience in Canada
  • Business Visa Holder - Available get bonus score 200 point(OO occupation) or 50 point(O, A, B occupation)
  • 2018, Federal Express Entry Immigration Cut-off Score: Min. : 440, Max. : 456 / Skilled trade : Min. 284, Max. 288
  • 2017, Federal Express Entry Immigration Cut-off Score: Min. : 413, Max. : 468 / Skilled trade : Min. 199, Max. 241


Entrepreneur Category: Must invest at least $200k to run a business in British Columbia

  • No minimum English requirement
  • Usually require obtaining higher than Cut-off score *recently: Min. 108 ~ Max. 116
  • Requirements & Conditions
  • Business ownership or senior manager experience in the last 10 years : If you have more than 5 years, easy to obtain higher than cut-off score
  • Minimum personal net worth of $600,000
  • Minimum of $200,000 in eligible business investment
  • Conduct a business exploratory visits in BC
  • Running a business for at least 2 years

NEW! Pilot Regional Entrepreneur Immigration

※ CanGo has developed and owned innovative business ideas for PNP program. A provincial government will nominate you.

  • 2 Years pilot project from 2019 to 2020
  • Communities must have a population of fewer than 75,000, to located beyond 30km of a municipality of more than 75,000
  • Minimum personal net worth of $300,000
  • At least 3 years of experience as an active business owner-manager or at least 4 years of experience as a senior manager within the last 10 years
  • Minimum of $100,000 in eligible business investments
  • AT least 1 full time equivalent for a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada
  • Business idea is the key to get a referral by the municipality.
  • If there are too many candidates in the same area, the municipality looks at various factors, such as investment and business proposals, and score points based on the information you provide. Candidates who obtain higher points will get priority.
    ※ We recommend you to apply for the pilot regional entrepreneur immigration program before it is too late.
  • Minimum of CLB 4 equivalent
  • You should conduct an exploratory visit to the enrolled community to learn about the business conditions, local market, support services, etc, and meet with designated community representative to discuss your business concept.
    ※ You must obtain a referral from an enrolled community before you register.
    ※ Priority industry: The business must be operated for the primary purpose of earing profits by providing products and or services. Additionally, the business must have strong potential for sustained commercial success.