Step 1: Expression of Interest Criteria
Applicants must carefully fill out and submit an online Expression of Interest form (EOI). From there EOIs will be selected based on their score, background, and future business plans. EOIs will remain valid for 12 months from the date of receipt, and if the EOI is not selected, the applicant may submit a new one afterward.
Step 2: Receiving the Invitation to Apply
Invitation to apply to submit a full application will be given to successful candidates whose EOIs have been selected. Applicants must complete the application form along with sending the supporting documents for up to 90 days. A business plan and a Net Worth Verification Report must also be provided.
Step 3: Application Assessment
At this step, applications will be evaluated in receipt order.
Step 4: Application Approval
The Immigration Office will send a Business performance Agreement and a work permit support letter if approved.
Step 5: Work Permit Application
After receiving the Work Permit Letter of Support, the applicant must apply to IRCC. The Federal Government will review the application and issue a work permit if it is approved. The work permit is valid for 2 years.
Step 6: Arrive in Canada
Within 1 month following the applicant’s arrival date in Canada, the applicant must report in writing to the Immigration office and submit to PETL the Report Of Arrival form and Within the first 9 months following arrival date in Canada, the business must be open.
Within 2 years following arrival date in Canada, the applicant must have operated the business for one year according to the terms and conditions set out in the signed and dated Business Performance Agreement.
Step 7: Apply for The Permanent residency
If conditions were met, a Nomination Certificate will be issued from the province. The Applicant then submits documents to IRCC. IRCC will assess the application based on Canadian immigration law and make the final decision for granting a PR visa.
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