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Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program

Information for Entrepreneurs

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 our province. The program offers entrepreneurs the opportunity to be nominated for permanent resident status once their new business has been successfully established in Ontario.

Are you eligible?

You may be eligible for this program if you have a viable business activity that will bring significant economic benefit to our province. You and your business partner may apply for a temporary work permit in order to establish your business if we approve your proposal. Once your business has been successfully established, you and one business partner may be eligible for nomination by the Province.

Why Choose Ontario?

Ontario has a dynamic and innovative business environment where entrepreneurs and small and medium-sized businesses flourish. Ontario offers key business advantages and access to strategic North American markets, with access to more than 140 million consumers within a day’s drive of its borders.

Ontario’s business advantages

Please check in regularly on our website for program updates.
Email: business.immigration@ontario.ca
Phone: 416-327-0374 or
866-214-6820 (toll-free within North America only)

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