This Entrepreneur Visa program is no longer running, as of July 2012, and there are currently no plans to resume the program.
The program has been replaced by provincial programs for foreign entrepreneurs who want to start, acquire or invest in a business in Canada
To qualify for these programs as an entrepreneur, the applicant must have a net worth of at least $500,000 and should be willing and be able to establish, invest in or acquire a business in Canada which will create or maintain employment in Canada.
Requirements for this program varies depending on the province, standard requirements include:
A Canadian Business Visitor is an individual coming temporarily to Canada with the purpose of engaging in international business activities, without directly entering the Canadian labor market. For example, a business visitor would be someone who comes to Canada to meet Canadian clients doing business with his or her company based outside of Canada. This will only be applicable if you intend to:
Look for ways to grow your business; Invest; or Advance your business relationships