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Entrepreneur Immigration - Ontario Business Class Program

Updated: Feb 24, 2020

There are two alternative paths for entrepreneurs considering immigration to Canada in the business class. One is an active investment which means that the business owner is actively involved in managing their own business whereas the other is a passive investment meaning that they are not involved in managing a business but instead they have made a substantial monetary contribution that will be used by other corporations to grow the capital. Passive investment options are very limited. There are only two or three passive investment options available at the moment. Usually passive investment programs require a substantially larger amount of investment capital than active immigration programs.

On the other hand, most of the provinces do have active investment business class programs which will result in permanent residency for a successful business owner. The province of Ontario is one of the most popular destinations for aspiring entrepreneurs due to the fact that the province has the biggest population of 14.6 million, ideal for business growth. How does the OINP nominate applicants to this program? The Entrepreneur Stream application is a two-stage process. The following steps are required to participate in the Entrepreneur Stream: