Canada welcomed 1,680 business-immigrants in 2020


According to data by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), Canada admitted 1,680 permanent residents in all business immigration categories in 2020. The majority of business immigrants or 1,055 individuals (62.8%) were under the Investor category. All of them were granted PR in the framework of the Quebec Immigrant Investor Program (QIIP). Another 260 entrepreneurs immigrated under the Start-Up Visa Program (15.6%). The Self-Employed Persons Program attracted 315 individuals (18.8%). Finally, another 45 business immigrants (2.8%) were granted permanent residence under the category Entrepreneur which includes all other business immigration programs.