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Immigrating to Alberta

With many Alberta business owners retiring, there are increasing numbers of opportunities to purchase and take over existing businesses in the province.

Business Finders Edmonton understands talented immigrants come to Canada every year with extensive business experience and financial resources. Struggling to find a decent job, lacking the required “Canadian Experience”, Business Finders Edmonton will have business opportunities for small business ownership and will provide an ideal solution to start a new dream career in Canada.

The Business Immigration Program seeks to attract experienced businesspeople to Canada who will support the development of a strong and prosperous Canadian economy.

How does it work?

There are regulations over immigrants expanding or starting businesses in Alberta. There are many programs available that allow investors to get the permission they require to purchase a business. Through theses programs, it is possible to fast-track the procedure to get immigrant permanent resident statuses to allow them to do business in the region. Alberta facilitates the selection of candidates who possess the highest value to the area. It is a way to make it less complex to find potential investors who will add more to the economy.

Business Finders Edmonton works with various immigration consultants to provide entrepreneurs that are immigrating to Alberta with a suitable business purchase according to the immigrant's background and preference. We have experience with the programs available and have successfully assisted in the purchases for immigrants in the Entrepreneur Programs.

Alberta Business/Investor Immigration

If you are a businessperson or manager looking to immigrate to Canada, the Business/Investor Immigration Program may be an important fast-track Canadian immigration option for you. Business Immigration seeks to attract individuals with business and/or managerial experience who will contribute to the development of the Canadian economy.

The key requirement is that the foreign national owns a business in Canada in which he or she owns a controlling interest of more than 50% of the shares.

Other Requirements Include

  • A business plan that shows how the owner / operator will fund the business and create or maintain employment and contains at least a rudimentary financial plan and timeline of events.

  • Active management of the business (i.e. it cannot be a passive investment) in a position that accords with the foreign national’s qualifications and experience with a wage equal to or greater than the median wage requirements for the position; and

  • Employing at least one Canadian or permanent resident (ideally in the first year as described in the business plan) .

This option is available all throughout Canada.