The business category of provincial nominations is focused on obtaining permanent residency.
Each province has established the net worth and investment requirements that a candidate must demonstrate to qualify for permanent residency under this category. The required capital amounts vary between $300,000 CAD and $800,000 CAD, with the lowest investment amount being $100,000 CAD.
These programs are typically managed through a points-based system. Candidates with higher scores are invited to submit their official business proposal, and those selected initially receive a work permit with a duration of 2 years. During this time, the business must be set up, and the commitments made in the initially submitted business plan to the province must be fulfilled.