Last Updated on September 29, 2017
Aug 29, 2016 – Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada frequently publishes immigration policy manuals for its personnel to provide guidance in the exercise of their functions. Below we include annotated summaries of Canada immigration policy manuals.
What This Chapter is About
This chapter outlines the major objectives of the Business Immigration Program. It focuses exclusively on procedures used by officers at visa offices abroad for processing entrepreneurs and self-employed persons.
This chapter focuses on:
- The regulatory definitions
- The selection criteria and,
- Various operational issues
It is worth mentioning that the chapter OP 6 provides information on procedures related to federal skilled workers. Similarly, chapter OP 9 contains procedures related to investors.
Entrepreneurs and Self-Employed Program Objectives
The Business Immigration Program typically comprises three classes of applicants such as:
- Investors and,
- Self-employed persons
The principles of the Business Immigration Program are consistent with the overall objectives of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act(IRPA) (A3). In particular, they focus on the objectives specified in A3 (1) (a) and (c).
The salient objectives of the Business Immigration Program focus on:
- Promoting economic development and employment by attracting people with capital, business acumen and entrepreneurial skills
- Developing new commercial opportunities and improving access to growing foreign markers by importing people who have a good familiarity with those markers and their special requirements and customs and,
- Supporting various provincial and territorial economic objectives
- Entrepreneurs and Self-Employed : Act and Regulations
- Entrepreneurs & Self-Employed : Departmental Policy