Canada's provinces each have their own unique entrepreneur attraction strategy. Investment capital, language requirements, and net worth requirements can vary by province. Entrepreneurship is a great way to get Permanent Residence for you and your family and be self-employed in Canada.

Example: New Brunswick PNP - Entrepreneur Stream

Applicants under this stream may purchase an existing business in the province, enter into a partnership with a New Brunswick entrepreneur, or can start a brand new business. They are eligible for a $100,000 CAD refund after 1 year of starting the business.

They must also:

  • Live in and provide day-to-day management of the business in the province of New Brunswick
  • Have net worth of at least $600,000 CAD
  • Invest at least $250,000 CAD
  • Must continue to operate the business for two years from the date of the refund
  • Must create 2 full time jobs for Canadians
  • Must have 3 years of experience managing and owning a business (with 33.3% ownership), or 5 years in a senior management role
  • Be between 22 and 55 years old, language CLB/IELTS 5

Current List of available Businesses for Sale

Click here to download detailed information of available businesses for sale which includes:

  • Busy Food Court Franchise
  • Corporate Marketing & Communications Business
  • Asian-Inspired Quick Serve Restaurant
  • Eco-Friendly Nail & Beauty Salon
  • Convenience Store with Growth Potential
  • Downtown Restaurant
  • Profitable Auto Aftermarket Business
  • Gas Station
  • Successful Short-Haul Trucking Operation
  • Meetings & Food Service Operation
  • Wholesale Windows and Doors Distributor
  • And more... contact us for up-to-date listing


Other Provincial Investment Programs

Province Investment Required (min) Language Requirement Net Worth (min) Government Refund
Manitoba Min. investment of $250,000 inside Capital Region and $150,000 outside Capital Region CLB 5 $500,000 No
New Brunswick $250,000 CLB 5 $600,000 $100,000 refundable deposit
Ontario Make an investment of $500,000 outside of Toronto (GTA) or $1 million within GTA. Ownership of at least 1/3 of a business.  


$1.5 million inside GTA and $800,000 outside GTA  


British Columbia Min. amount of $200,000 and ownership of at least 1/3 of eligible business Optional $600,000 No