Business Immigration to Ontario

OINP is now accepting Expression of Interest (EOI) submissions to the Entrepreneur Stream.


You may be eligible for this program if you have a viable business activity that will bring significant economic benefit to the province.

If we approve your proposal, you and one additional business partner (if applicable) may apply for a temporary work permit in order to establish your business. Once your business has been successfully established, you and your business partner (if applicable) may be eligible for nomination by OINP.

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program’s Entrepreneur Stream is designed to support individuals from countries outside Canada who are looking to implement a new business initiative or buy an existing business in the province.

The program offers entrepreneurs the opportunity to be nominated for permanent resident status once their new business has been successfully established in Ontario. You must meet all eligibility criteria in order to apply to the Entrepreneur Stream. If you are applying with a business partner, your business partner must also meet the eligibility criteria.

The eligibility criteria include the following:


To qualify under this program, you must:

There are 5 factors that have minimum eligibility requirements for the Principal Applicant and Business Partner (if applicable):






You must meet the minimum requirements for all of these factors to be eligible to apply for the Entrepreneur Stream. If you are applying with a Business Partner who is also seeking nomination, your partner must also meet all the minimum requirements for each factor.

As Canadian immigration specialists, ICS is committed to ensuring that you obtain the best Canadian visa or immigration service for your requirements. You can set your application in motion today by submitting our INITIAL CONSULTATION FORM TO SCHEDULE YOUR CONSULTATION WITH ONE OF OUR IMMIGRATION ADVISORS.

After we assess your qualifications, you will be informed if you qualify. If you would qualify to apply for business immigration to Ontario, we open your file and proceed with the processing of your application for a permanent resident visa.

Please note that ICS will not share your personal information with any other third party, any information submitted to us will only be used to assess your visa eligibility.

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