Other Ways Of Immigrating

Immigrate to Canada by starting a business


The Start-up Visa program is aimed at international entrepreneurs that want to open their own business in Canada and with that, improve Canada's economic growth and employment. 


To be eligible for the start-up visa program, you must:


- Have  qualifying business

- Get a letter of support from a designated organization (a business group that has been approved to invest in or support possible start-ups).

- Have a minimum of CLB (Canadian Language Benchmark) level 5 as your language proficiency results.

- Provide Proof of minimal funds.


To see if your idea or business qualifies for the Start-up visa Program, count on our team of immigration experts and regulated consultants!

Immigrate through the Self-Employed Persons Program

To immigrate to Canada as self-employed, you need to have relevant experience in cultural activities or athletics (at least 2 years of the 5 years prior to your application) and be willing and able to make a significant contribution to the cultural or athletic life of Canada.


Just like the Express Entry Program, the Self-Employed Persons Program is also a point based system, in which you need at least 35 points in order to qualify to apply. This system takes into account factors such as:


- Age (Maximum of 10 points)

- Education (Maximum of 25 points)

- Experience (Maximum of 35 points)

- Language proficiency (Maximum of 24 points)

- Adaptability (Maximum of 6 points)


To ensure your work experience qualifies for the Self-Employed Program, be sure to talk to a regulated immigration consultant!

Immigrating to Canada as a Refugee

A refugee is different from an immigrant: While an immigrant chooses to leave their country and settle somewhere else, a refugee is forced to flee because of well-founded fear of persecution and is unable to return home.


There are two refugee programs in Canada:


- The Refugee and Humanitarian Resettlement Program, for people who are outside Canada and

- The In-Canada Asylum Program for people that are currently in Canada.


However, keep in mind that not everyone is eligible to seek asylum. For example, people are not eligible to make a claim if they have been convicted of a serious crime.


For those that immigrate to Canada as refugees, Canada offers integration services to help them settle in the country, whether they were already in Canada or not. The Canadian government works with many partners that provide different settlement services to help refugees adjust to their safe new life in Canada.


If you are currently in Canada and:


- Have a well-founded fear of persecution or

- Are at risk of torture, or cruel or unusual punishment in your home country


The e-Visa Team can help you! We have consultants that are experts in refugee and asylum programs, and we will make sure that you stay safe - contact us to know more about your specific case.

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