Canada Business & Investors Visa FAQs

Most provinces and territories in Canada can nominate immigrants through the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). These immigrants must have the skills, education and work experience to contribute to the economy of that province or territory, and must want to live there.

No. The Province of Quebec has a separate selection process and different assessment requirements compared to Canada’s process. However, Citizenship and Immigration Canada acknowledges the selection of applicants who meet the Quebec immigration selection criteria and these applicants are eligible to apply for Permanent Residency (PR) for Canada.

Having a Provincial Nomination expedites the Canadian immigration process (permanent residency).

Yes, every province and city is equipped with multiple services and organizations meant to help newcomers in Canada.

Call or visit an immigrant-serving organization in your city or town to learn about the free services they provide to help you settle in Canada. If you do not already have employment, immigrant-serving organizations can help you with your search. If you do not already have accommodation, immigrant-serving organizations can help you with your search to rent or buy a home.

You can also seek assistance from their services to explore the public transportation options around your area and the cost of those services so that you can choose the most cost-effective way to commute. They can also help you explore the best and most cost-effective cell phone and internet service providers in your area. Explore your options of purchasing a land-line number if you want.

If your first language is not English or French, plan to improve your English or French language skills. Language classes are free of cost.
Immigrant-serving organizations can guide you in all aspects of searching for employment in Canada and help you with any step in the process. You can find addresses and contact information for immigrant-serving organizations across Canada here.