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Owner Operator Program

Owner Operator Program

Owner Operator Program

The Owner Operator is one of the most-sought after programs being offered by Canadian business immigration. This unique business immigration option is one of the most useful tools for the applicants, who do not meet the specific investment and personal net worth requirements of the Provincial Nominee Programs, to acquire a new business in Canada without any minimum investment, net-worth requirements or age restrictions.

Benefits of applying through Owner/Operator Program

  • Acquisition of a profitable business
  • Fast processing
  • High visa success rate
  • No net worth requirement
  • Minimum English/IELTS requirement
  • Pathway to permanent residency*

Eligibility Requirements

  • Acquire minimum 51% equity in a Canadian company
  • Individuals are recommended to make a minimum investment of CAD 500,000* under this program
  • Demonstrate that his/her entry to Canada will result in job creation

An applicant must acquire or establish a new business in any Canadian province or territory and is required to hold 100% ownership, or may have other partner shareholders in the Canadian business provided that he/she has at least 51% ownership. Individuals are recommended to make a minimum investment of CAD 500,000* under this program.

Once the applicant has formed the business and secured other licensing requirements, he/she will be eligible for a Work Permit for 1 to 2 years under which the applicant must be involved in the day-to-day operations of the business and meet other key requirements including providing employment to a Canadian citizen/permanent resident.

This investment immigration program opens a pathway for investor to become a Canadian resident.  Upon fulfilling the required eligibility criteria, qualified candidates can make a strong application for Canadian Permanent Residency.

Why invest in Owner Operator Program?

  • You will be able to land in Canada quickly (12 – 15 months)
  • The whole family in Canada at the same time
  • No minimum net worth requirement
  • No requirement of advanced English
  • No requirement for Canada Government deposit; and
  • Simple visa application as compared to any other business streams.