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					       Amir Ismail & Associates - Provincial Nomination Programs with a Business Immigration (Entrepreneur) Category
                                                 Minimum                                            Business
                    Minimum personal                                Business management                        Government           Performance agreement            Exploratory        Additional
    Province                                    investment                                            plan
                        net worth                                   experience required?                     deposit required?            required?                 visit required? selection criteria?
                                                 required                                          required?
                                                                    Yes: Previous business
                                                                                                                                                                      Yes, for a
                                                                  ownership or a minimum of                  $75,000 refundable      Participate in day-to-day
    Manitoba              $350,000               $150,000                                            Yes                                                            minimum of 7           Yes
                                                                      3 years of senior                           deposit            management of business
                                                                                                                                                                        days
                                                                   management experience
                                                                                                                                     Participate in day-to-day
                                                $150,000 and
                                                                Yes: minimum of 3 years of                                          management of business &
                                              ownership of at                                                $75,000 refundable                                        No, but
  Saskatchewan            $300,000                                business management                Yes                           create at least 3 new jobs for                          Yes
                                               least 1/3 of an                                                    deposit                                           recommended
                                                                        experience                                                   Canadians or permanent
                                              eligible business
                                                                                                                                              residents
                                                $400,000 and
British Columbia:                                                                                            Optional Fast Track
                                              ownership of at                                                                    Yes, in order to obtain a work        Strongly
 Vancouver and            $800,000                                             Yes                   Yes      Option: $125,000                                                             Yes
                                               least 1/3 of an                                                                               permit                 recommended
   Abbotsford                                                                                                refundable deposit
                                              eligible business
                                                $200,000 and
British Columbia:                                                                                            Optional Fast Track
                                              ownership of at                                                                    Yes, in order to obtain a work        Strongly
 Vancouver and            $400,000                                             Yes                   Yes      Option: $125,000                                                             Yes
                                               least 1/3 of an                                                                               permit                 recommended
   Abbotsford                                                                                                refundable deposit
                                              eligible business
                                                                                                                                                                                     Yes - basic
                                                                    Yes: previous business                                                                            Yes, for a
                                                                                                             $75,000 refundable      Participate in day-to-day                   proficiency in one
 New Brunswick            $300,000               $125,000            ownership or senior             Yes                                                            minimum of 5
                                                                                                                  deposit            management of business                      of Canada's official
                                                                    management experience                                                                               days
                                                                                                                                                                                     languages
                                                $100,000 -
                                                                  Yes: minimum of 2 years of
                                              representing at                                                                        Participate in day-to-day         Strongly
     Quebec               $300,000                                   business management             Yes             No                                                                    Yes
                                               least 25% of                                                                          management of business         recommended
                                                                  experience in the last 5 years
                                               capital equity
                                                                    Yes: previous business
  Prince Edward                                                                                              $125,000 refundable     Participate in day-to-day
                          $400,000               $200,000            ownership or senior             Yes                                                                  No               Yes
      Island                                                                                                      deposit**          management of business
                                                                    management experience
                                                                                                                                     Participate in day-to-day
                                              $1,000,000 and
                                                                                                                                    management of business &
                                              ownership of at
     Ontario                   -                                               Yes                   Yes             No            create at least 5 new jobs for         No               Yes
                                               least 1/3 of a
                                                                                                                                     Canadians or permanent
                                                 business
                                                                                                                                              residents
                                               $300,000 in a
                    $500,000 (if buying a
    Northwest                                  business in the                                               $75,000 refundable Yes, in order to obtain a work
                    business in the city of                                Yes                       Yes                                                                 Yes               Yes
    Territories                                    city of                                                        deposit                   permit
                        Yellowknife)
                                                Yellowknife
                                               $150,000 and                                                                                                                             Yes - basic
                     $250,000 (including                       Yes: minimum of 5 years of
                                              ownership of at                                                $75,000 refundable Yes, in order to obtain a work                      proficiency in one
     Yukon            $150,000 in liquid                          business management                Yes                                                                 Yes
                                                least 1/3 of a                                                    deposit                   permit                                  of Canada's official
                            assets)                                     experience
                                                  business                                                                                                                              languages
**additional deposit of $20,000 if the interview cannot be conducted in English or French

				
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