Q. Is there a
difference between immigrating to Canada as an investor
or as an entrepreneur?
A. Yes, as an investor you must invest
a minimum amount of money in a government approved fund
for a minimum of 5 years. There is no other requirement.
An entrepreneur must purchase or establish a business in
Canada, in which s/he will have active participation,
within three years of landing. This information is
designed to provide general information only and does
not constitute legal or professional advice. Readers are
encouraged to exercise due diligence and seek competent
Q. In what
sectors of enterprise does Canada encourage business
A. Among those sectors in which Canada
encourages business activity are manufacturing,
information technology and communication industries,
tourism development, export, biomedics, and avionics.
Q. Is there a
Filing fee that must be submitted with my application
for Permanent Residence in Canada under the Skilled
Yes, there is a Filing fee in the
amount of CAD$550 for the principal applicant and each
dependent over the age of 19 and CAD$150 for dependents
under the age of 19. This fee is NOT refundable in the
event that your application is not accepted. There is
also a Right of Landing fee in the amount of CAD$975
which applies to you and each dependent 19 years of age
and over. This fee is refundable in the event that you
are not able to land in Canada for whatever reason.