One of the major goals of Canada's immigration program is to support the nation's economy and competitiveness. In fact, the following objectives are specifically mentioned in Canada's Immigration and    Refugee Protection Act:

  • to permit Canada to pursue the maximum social, cultural and economic benefits of immigration

  • to support the development of a strong and prosperous Canadian economy, in which the benefits of immigration are shared across all regions of Canada                                                                                                                        

As a result, Canada welcomes business immigrants with open arms. For those interested in coming to Canada to open or purchase a business, the Canadian government offers seven programs within the Business Immigration stream. See below for a brief outline of each of these programs below: