As many BC business owners retire, a growing number of opportunities are emerging for individuals to buy and manage existing businesses in the province.
Business Finders Canada recognizes that talented immigrants arrive in Canada every year with extensive business experience and financial resources. Immigrants often face challenges in securing traditional employment due to a lack of ‘Canadian Experience.’ Business Finders Canada offers immigrants the opportunity to buy a business and embark on a new career journey in Canada.
Business Immigration Program
The Business Immigration Program is designed to attract seasoned business professionals to Canada; individuals who can contribute to the growth of a robust and prosperous Canadian economy.
Regulations govern immigrants seeking to establish or expand businesses in British Columbia. There are numerous programs available to help investors obtain the necessary permissions to buy a business. Through these programs, it is possible to speed up the process of obtaining permanent resident status, enabling immigrants to engage in business activities.
Immigrating to BC to Buy a Business
British Columbia facilitates the selection of candidates who can bring the highest value to the area. This streamlines the process of identifying potential investors who will make significant contributions to the local economy.
Business Finders Canada works with immigration consultants to assist entrepreneurs immigrating to British Columbia in finding a suitable business to buy tailored to their background and preferences. We possess expertise in navigating these programs and have a successful track record of assisting immigrants through the Entrepreneur Programs.
British Columbia’s Business and Investor Immigration Programs
If you are a business person or manager seeking to immigrate to Canada, the Business/Investor Immigration Program could be a crucial fast-track immigration pathway for you. This program aims to attract individuals with business and managerial experience who can make significant contributions to the Canadian economy.
The primary requirement for this program is that the foreign national must own a business in Canada and hold a controlling interest of more than 50% of the shares.
- A comprehensive business plan demonstrating funding strategies and job creation/maintenance
- Active involvement in business management, not passive investment
- A position matching the foreign national’s qualifications and experience, with a wage at or above the median wage for the role
- Employing at least one Canadian or permanent resident, ideally within the first year as outlined in the business plan
Note: These requirements are applicable across Canada.