How COVID-19 is Affecting Immigration to Canada
The COVID-19 pandemic has created job losses for millions of Canadians, which has meant that there are lesser job offers for foreigners.
Consequently, Provinces that were struggling without people and hired many semi-skilled foreign workers regularly, such as Alberta, may stop the foreign worker program until unemployment rates lower.
Other areas such as the Atlantic Provinces of Canada continue to hire, in the fisheries and care industries. However, those seeking to enter Canada for hospitality or non-essential service positions may have to wait a long time before they can immigrate with a job offer.
The trend in immigration has now shifted from workers to entrepreneurs, as Canada needs investors and business people. Those setting up businesses in the essential service sectors are top of the list, provided they can fulfill the criteria.
If you can invest approximately $200,000 in a business in Canada and have managerial or business experience, you can more easily come to Canada as an entrepreneur under the owner/operator LMIA program.
Besides, if you already have an existing business in your home country with substantial yearly revenue, you may opt to come under the Intra company transfer program, which does not require any specific investment.
However, while there are still appealing options to immigrate to Canada, you need to tread cautiously. Doing business is a challenge, especially if you have never owned an enterprise before, and it becomes even tougher when you must operate in an unknown country.
At Ann Arbour Consultants Inc., we have focused our attention on assisting people that wish to invest in a business in Canada for quite some time. As a result, we have the expertise to not only act as your immigration specialists but also as your business consultants.
Our team of experts consists of immigration consultants, lawyers, real estate agents, tax specialists, and business planners. They work seamlessly to assist you with every aspect of setting up a business and immigrating to Canada.
Our role includes locating a suitable business that suits you, and in a Province of your choice. We also assist in the purchase negotiations, legal work, and all aspects of establishing the business, all while successfully navigating you through the immigration process.
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