Entrepreneurs Can Now Move to Canada Quickly and Easily
Rosenblatt Immigration Law explains their innovative WP2PR pathway for entrepreneurs.
Canada is consistently ranked one of the best countries in the world and it is especially attractive to new immigrants. In 2019, Canada was ranked as having the best quality of life out of 80 countries by the US News and World Report. In addition, Canada is one of the most diverse and inclusive countries in the world and was the first to adopt a national policy of multiculturalism. It is also a great place to do business and in 2019, the country was ranked as one of the second fastest places to start a business. However, it can be surprisingly difficult to immigrate to Canada as an entrepreneur or investor.
Even though Canada has more than 100 immigration programs, only a tiny percentage of its immigration quota is allocated to business class programs, which are extremely complex and complicated. Both the federal and provincial business programs are unpredictable, have onerous requirements, and have painfully slow processing times. However, there is a much better option.
Rosenblatt Immigration Law has developed an incredible immigration pathway for entrepreneurs that is exceptionally fast, very predictable and exceedingly flexible. We call this immigration pathway the ‘Work Permit to Permanent Residence’ (WP2PR) program. Although WP2PR is not an official federal or provincial program, it is based on the existing immigration rules, regulations, policies and programs. Our WP2PR program allows applicants to settle almost anywhere in Canada and start almost any type of business.
Rosenblatt Immigration Law has developed an incredible immigration pathway for entrepreneurs that is exceptionally fast, very predictable and exceedingly flexible. We call this immigration pathway the Work Permit to Permanent Residence (WP2PR) program.
Our firm has successfully processed many entrepreneur/investor client applications under this pathway for quite some years. WP2PR essentially amounts to “self-sponsorship”, where the applicant’s own business effectively “sponsors” him or her for permanent residence. There are no minimum net worth or investment requirements, but applicants should have sufficient net worth and funds to support themselves in Canada while starting up and operating their business and possess functional English or French language skills. Normally, the applicant must also have a post-secondary education credential to qualify.
The WP2PR pathway only has a few major steps. We usually start by applying for an initial work permit for the client so that they may come to Canada to buy or start a business, although a work permit is not strictly required. Once the business is operational, we normally apply for a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA), which is typically obtained within a month. After obtaining the LMIA, the applicant is usually eligible to apply for permanent residence through the Express Entry system, where the majority of applications are processed within six months. Overall, our WP2PR program is the fastest and most flexible pathway for entrepreneurs.
Although Canada has more than 10 business programs, the government’s immigration policy has largely ignored entrepreneurs, with only a very small quota for the business classes being allocated each year. We believe our WP2PR pathway is one of the best options for entrepreneurs and investors who want to quickly come to Canada. What could be better than coming to Canada and owning a lucrative business? Canada is truly a land of opportunity and we just made it a lot easier to get in.
Rosenblatt Immigration Law
201, 645 King Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1M5
David Rosenblatt, founder of Rosenblatt Immigration Law, has been practicing Canadian immigration law since 1991 with a special focus on helping entrepreneurs establish new businesses in Canada. He is a member of the Law Society of Ontario and the Canadian Bar Association. He has helped thousands of people successfully immigrate to Canada.