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Looking to start a new or buy an existing business in Ontario?

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What it means to you

The OINP Entrepreneur Stream is a pathway for experienced international entrepreneurs to move for more in Ontario by starting a new business or buying an existing one.

This means you can come to Ontario as a temporary resident and if, after 20 months, you meet program requirements, you can be nominated for permanent residence in Canada.

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program is the province of Ontario’s economic immigration program to attract the skills and experience Ontario needs. In partnership with the Government of Canada through Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), it is a pathway to permanent residence in Canada.

Frequently asked questions

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What is the OINP Entrepreneur Success Initiative?

The Entrepreneur Success Initiative is a two-year initiative supported by Ontario’s Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development and is administered by Toronto Business Development Centre (TBDC).

The Entrepreneur Success Initiative is for entrepreneurs who are interested in immigrating to Canada by establishing a new business or buying and growing an existing business outside of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).

Through the Entrepreneur Success Initiative, TBDC provides qualified entrepreneurs with the following services:

– Support to identify business opportunities in Ontario that align with interests and experience (for example: opportunities to create a new business or to purchase an existing business).

– Assistance to apply to the OINP Entrepreneur Stream, including facilitating access to complimentary legal services to support the process.

Complete applications submitted to the Entrepreneur Stream under the Initiative will be processed on a priority basis.

Which communities are included in the Greater Toronto
What is the difference between the OINP and the Entrepreneur Stream?
I am an entrepreneur outside of Canada. How can I qualify for the Entrepreneur Success Initiative?
What is TBDC’s involvement in the Entrepreneur Success Initiative?
I am an international entrepreneur. How can I learn about business creation and succession opportunities outside of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA)?
I am a business owner in Ontario, and I am interested in selling my business. Who can I contact to learn more about the Entrepreneur Success Initiative?
I am a representative of a community in Ontario. How can I learn more about how to share information about my community?
What is the Entrepreneur Stream application process, and how can the Entrepreneur Success Initiative help?
Are the Entrepreneur Stream application requirements different for entrepreneurs who participate in the Entrepreneur Success Initiative?

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