Immigrate to Canada (PEI)


You will have to start your business in that territory

Eligibility Requirements:

  • have a minimum variable personal net worth of CAN$600,000 which has been accumulated through legal and legitimate sources in your own right;
  • have a minimum education of secondary school equivalent;
  • be within 21-59 years of age at the time of application;
  • have transferable management skills and past employment or business ownership experience;
  • meet the minimum language requirement (English or French) equivalent to a CLB/NCLC 5 and intend to live and work in PEI while providing day-to-day active and ongoing management of your PEI-based company;
  • attend an interview with staff from the Office of Immigration;
  • invest a minimum of CAN$150,000 into the business within 12 months of landing in PEI; and operate that business for 12 consecutive months to get the nomination;
  • Processing time frame: Approximately 4 months to get the Working Permit to start working in Canada (Permanent Residency follows within 12 to 18 months).

i) Legal fees to Desjardins Lawyers: $15 000

ii) Management fees to Provincial Representatives that includes a) assistance with the immigration application; b) arranging the tour during the exploratory trip to New Brunswick; c) sourcing potential business opportunities in New Brunswick; and d) assistance with preparing the required business plan and arranging the required investment: $55 000

iii) Processing fees: $10 000

Total: $80 000

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In order to start the process : 

1) Please complete this Questionnaire 
2) Complete this Schedule 4A (Download Acrobat Reader to open this document)
3) Send a copy to of:

  • Your Resume;
  • Your Spouse Resume;
  • The Principal Applicant’s IELTS result (if available)
  • The Principal Applicant’s passport copy
  • Your narrative*

* Narrative you must submit with your application a narrative document bearing your signature and describing how your present financial resources, both family and business, were accumulated. This document could, for example, present information on the following points:

  • Employment income: date, amount and source for each year of employment;
  • Business income: amount accumulated while the applicant managed the business as well as dates the business was in operation,share of distributes profits and accumulated profits;
  • Investment income: shares, units, bonds (date and purchase price, sale price and current market value), interest, dividends, capital gains (date, amount and source)
  • Dates and amounts of each investment made;
  • Cumulative gains on personal assets: real estate (date and purchase price, sale price and current market value), other;
  • Inheritance, donations and non-bank loans: date, amount and source, accompanied by documents confirming;
    • the identity of the donor and/or lender and his financial capacity to give or lend;
    • the transfer of sums borrowed and their complete or partial repayment;



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